Welcome to the SSC Green Auditor Certification Program!


We've received your payment and you are good to go! To get started in the program, you need to know two things:

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This is the page from which you will access all of the course material. It is separate from the rest of the SSC website -- so you'll need to come directly here in the future.

The Password

The materials for the class are protected by a password. You received this password in the receipt emailed to you when you registered.

Get Started

  • Use the links to the right to go through all 15 sections of the training (13 sessions and 2 check-ins). 
  • Member Profiles - see descriptions of current SSC Green Auditors, and feel free to contact them directly!
  • Marketing and Promotion - get logos, sample contracts, and branding ideas.
  • Latest Templates - download all the tools and templates you need to conduct an SSC Green Audit.

Note that we used to have discussion boards (and the video training occasionally refers to them) but few people used them, so we eliminated them in 2012. If you have questions, please email us directly at info@sustainabilityconsulting.com to get 1-on-1 support from our team.

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PART 1 - INTRODUCTION

This section provides a general background on SSC, and explains the Green Auditor certification and methodology.

PART 2 - LICENSING FEES

This section discusses the SSC Green Auditor licensing fees and payment terms.

PART 3 - COMPONENTS OF A STANDARD SSC GREEN AUDIT

This section provides an overview of a typical Green Audit client, and explains the five standard components of a typical SSC Green Audit, plus the optional sustainability action plan.

PART 4 - VARIATIONS TO THE SSC GREEN AUDIT

This section explains common variations in the SSC Green Audit and when it is NOT appropriate for clients.

PART 5 - THE EMPLOYEE SURVEY

This section explains the employee survey, including questions about attitudes and awareness and environmental metrics (like commuting patterns) that will inform the carbon footprint analysis.

PART 6 - THE FACILITY DATA COLLECTION SPREADSHEET

This section covers the Facility Data Collection Spreadsheet, including how and when to use national averages and estimates.

PART 7 - THE CARBON CALCULATOR (PART 1)

This session provides a general introduction to the SSC carbon calculator, including its background, application, and limitations.

PART 8 - THE CARBON CALCULATOR (PART 2)

This session goes through an actual carbon calculation demonstration, reviewing how to correctly analyze data and enter it into the carbon calculator spreadsheet.

CHECK IN #1

Before you go on, take a minute to make sure you understand the sections that we've previously covered.

PART 9 - THE MORNING WORKSHOP

This session reviews the morning workshop -- the first activity of your onsite visit.

PART 10 - FACILITY WALK-THROUGH

This session covers the facilty walk-through, a tour of the client's operations after the morning workshop.

PART 11 - AFTERNOON WRAP-UP

This session reviews the final component of the onsite visit -- the afternoon wrap-up presentation.

PART 12 - FINAL AUDIT REPORT

This session goes over the final audit report, and explores how to make good recommendations and how deep to go in this Phase I project.

CHECK IN #2

Before you go on, take a minute to make sure you understand the sections that we've previously covered.

PART 13 - MARKETING THE SSC GREEN AUDIT

This session talks about pricing strategy, tools that SSC has developed to support your business development, and how to get a sample contract and scope of work.