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Welcome to GreenCE’s list of FREE Continuing Education courses for Design Professionals. To get started, simply login or create an account above. Notice that once you login, all courses you have taken to date appear with a check beside them. Select the course you are interested in, take the quiz and receive your certificate of completion.
All courses on this page contribute towards AIA’s HSW CE requirement, except for the FREE LEED Exam Prep course which offers no AIA CE credit. GreenCE will report all credits to AIA.
Every two years, LEED Green Associates must complete 15 CE hours (12 general and 3 LEED Specific), and LEED APs with Specialty must complete 30 CE hours (24 general and 6 LEED Specific). GreenCE offers LEED Specific courses to maintain your credential.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR LEED PROFESSIONALS: In order to report your LEED GBCI CE credits on your behalf, you will need to update your GreenCE account with the GBCI member number associated with your LEED Professional credential.
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*GreenCE.com is only reporting GBCI credits provided you have updated your account with your GBCI Member Number. For more information or to view your transcripts, please visit USGBC.org and sign into your account.
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  DIVISION - SPECIAL TOPICS
.Free LEED® Green Associate Exam Prep
Students will learn how to pass the LEED Exam by participating in this 8 hour online video course. The presentation explores green building basics, the roles of the USGBC and GBCI, minimum LEED certification requirements, the LEED certification process, LEED Credit categories, and referenced standards. Our team will discuss beneficial study methods, exam taking skills, and what is crucial to pass your LEED exam. The Exam Prep course is not registered for AIA Continuing Education credit. Designers needing their CE hours should enroll in our LEED Exam Prep webinar series.
LEEDGA - Sponsored by GreenCE
Aggressively Passive: Confronting the Comfort Status Quo
GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE - Following a case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours. The DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters achieved LEED Platinum certification under the LEED NC 2009 rating system, and received one of the first Net-Zero Energy certifications from the International Living Future Institute.
VGC00L - Sponsored by Big Ass Fans
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 1
GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.
GCD00A - Sponsored by Copper Development Association Inc.
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 2
GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.
GCD00B - Sponsored by Copper Development Association Inc.
Off the Grid Part 1 - A Case Study
VIDEO DOCUMENTARY! This one hour movie explores the design and construction of an off the grid house in remote Washington. We examine sustainable strategies, design team conflict, and rural vs. urban living. Can a family from urban Portland survive living off the grid with no running water, freezing temperatures, and the constant threat of forest fires and famine? Will the designer and contractor strangle each other or build the house? The course explores design strategies associated with off the grid principles such as on-site renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and renewable regional materials.
VGC00G - Sponsored by GreenCE, Inc.
Product Disclosure and the Future of Design
In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).
GTO00A - Sponsored by TOTO USA
  DIVISION 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Healthy Indoor Air by Design
This course is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating.
GGR01C - Sponsored by UL Environment
  DIVISION 6 - WOOD, PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES
Designing With Structural Insulated Panels - Advanced
The benefits of designing with structural insulated panels (SIPs) including energy optimization and other sustainable contributions such as the 2012 energy code, climate specific issues, and improving IEQ will be reviewed in this course. Advanced application, assembly and detailing are included.
GSI06A - Sponsored by SIPA - Structural Insulated Panel Association
Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality Through The Use Of Mold Resistant Wood
Molds can be found almost anywhere; when excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur. In this course we will review ways to reduce mold potential and improve indoor air quality through the use of mold and mildew resistant wood.
GAW06A - Sponsored by Arch Wood Protection, Inc.
Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building
Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.
GFS06A - Sponsored by FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
New Micronized Technology for Pressure Treated Wood
This course discusses both general and sustainable benefits of micronized copper pressure treated wood. Design professionals will become more familiar with wood as a sustainable building material, the pressure treating process, and environmental certifications and advantages.
GOS06A - Sponsored by Osmose, Inc.
Radiant Barriers, Reflective Insulation and Sustainable Impacts
Become familiar with the important role radiant barrier structural wood panels and reflective insulation play in reducing energy costs and consumption, improving indoor environmental quality, and minimizing environmental impacts.
GRO06B - Sponsored by RoyOMartin
Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications
GCW06A describes Southern Yellow Pine’s impact on building structures historically and today, listing its sustainable attributes and characteristics. This course also examines how the by-products and waste of SYP are reusable and compares the life cycle assessment of SYP to other building materials.
GCW06A - Sponsored by Cox Industries
  DIVISION 7 - THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION
ACM, Rain screens, and a Sustainable Building Envelope
Gain insight into how rain screen systems contribute to the weatherability and sustainability of a building. Learn about the importance using sustainable materials for the system contribute to lower energy consumption, minimal impacts to the environment, and improving indoor environmental quality.
GAP07A - Sponsored by Alpolic Materials
Designing for the Future: Understanding Light Density and Medium Density Open Cell and Closed Cell Spray
Learn how different types of insulation affect the building science of a project. Explore the sustainable attributes of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation including improvements to energy efficiency and thermal protection as well as reduced environmental impact.
GIC07B - Sponsored by Icynene, Inc.
Developing and Building Sustainably with Fiber Cement Siding
This course on fiber cement siding defines the 4 D’s of Wall Design and explains the sustainable attributes such as improved indoor air quality, longevity, embodied energy, LCA parameters, and climate zoned cladding.
GJH07A - Sponsored by James Hardie Commercial
Photocatalysis Technology, Cleaner Buildings & a Cleaner Environment
In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.
GTO07A - Sponsored by TOTO USA
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing
This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.
GCE00B - Sponsored by GreenCE, Inc.
Solving Architectural Noise Problems
Learn about the need for acoustics for improving indoor environmental quality and the importance of considering acoustics early in the design phase of a project. Review types of acoustic finish materials including cellulose finishes as compared to plaster finishes, pneumatically sprayed cellulose, and hydraulically sprayed plaster. Understand the health, safety & welfare aspects of noise including potential health effects, facility usability, worker productivity, energy savings, Mold & mildew control and fire safety.
GCC07A - Sponsored by International Cellulose Corporation
Sustainable Leak-Free Roof Systems
In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. The design professional will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will discuss various sustainable roof types, including fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a more sustainable built environment.
GQC07A - Sponsored by Quest Construction Products
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