Who are Certified Sustainable Development Professionals?

  • Are you an energy professional, with knowledge of “green” construction technologies and practices, that is involved with projects or programs to improve the sustainability of a building, facility, campus, or community?
  • Are you an energy-efficiency consultant that helps clients understand the impact of sustainable practices and policies and then helps them meet their sustainability goals?
  • Are you involved in planning, developing, and implementing sustainability policies or programs for your organization, or involved in the process of deciding

What Does a CSDP Do?

Certified Sustainable Development Professionals are recognized for understanding development practices, applicable policies, technical requirements, program analysis, and financial assessments related to sustainable development. They understand the myriad of approaches an organization might employ when developing or implementing sustainability programs. They may work in commercial, institutional, industrial, or governmental sectors and have specific knowledge applicable to a given market, such as green building construction, environmental mitigation, industrial facility operation, planning, alternative energies, carbon reduction, sustainable transportation, or water conservation.

Body of Knowledge

  • What is Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development: Definitions & Applications
  • Environmental Issues Associated with Sustainable Development
  • Alternative Energy & Carbon Reduction
  • Local Sustainable Policy Programs
  • Energy Efficiency Technologies in Sustainable Buildings
  • Corporate & Industrial Sustainability Programs
  • Impact of Sustainable Development Policies
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Programs & Technologies to Reduce Water Consumption
  • Sustainability in Industrial & Manufacturing Settings
  • Management Approaches to Developing & Implementing Sustainability Programs
  • Financial Assessment & Life Cycle Costing
  • Developing & Implementing Sustainability Plan

Connect With CSDP

Find a CSDP in the Certified Professionals Directory, or see what they’re saying by visiting your local AEE Chapter or joining a LinkedIn group. Energy professionals continuously tell us that they stay ahead in the industry by getting involved in the community.

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Maintain Your Certification

An AEE certification can help define your status as an energy professional and help progress your career. Once complete, make sure you maintain your account and keep track of your certification requirements for renewal.