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Oregon landscape professionals seeking to become certified in sustainable design will may receive training under the auspices of the National Sustainability Building Advisor Program. A nine-month certificate-training course will be offered through Southern Oregon University in Medford, Ore.

Landscape professionals can become certified in sustainable concepts under the National Sustainability Building Advisor Program, a national nonprofit program coming to Oregon's Rogue Valley in February.

The nine-month certificate training course and exam will be offered through Southern Oregon University at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center in Medford, Ore. The class will meet for two-day sessions every third Friday and Saturday of the month starting Feb. 20. Graduates will be able to advise other professionals on the latest green and energy-efficient technology.

Classes will include site design, energy systems, lighting, solar technology, green materials and products, indoor environmental quality, water conservation and landscaping, construction methods and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, said Shelley Lotz, lead instructor.

The local program, which costs $1,995, is still seeking qualified guest teachers, said Lotz, who can be reached at 840-9474. Her region includes all Southern Oregon south of Eugene.

There will be informational meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 20 at Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union Room 319. More information is available at

Source: Mail Tribune

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