American Institute of Building Design

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In this one-hour course, the participant will discover the importance of high quality indoor air, factors that contribute to quality, and strategies to support the health of construction workers and occupants. Consider the heavy emphasis placed on indoor air quality in LEED credit allocations, and learn how to design and...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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In this one-hour course, the participant will explore design strategies that encourage beneficial occupant behavior. Consider the impacts occupant behavior changes can have on a building over its lifetime, dispel myths that key occupant behaviors cannot be directed by designers, and learn how these strategies can help ac...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Cannabis Facility Design

In this one-hour course, we will explore the challenges of creating a sustainable cannabis facility that reduces energy consumption, water usage, and waste. We identify best practices for sustainable cannabis facilities and how hazards may affect building occupants.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Carbon Clarity: Whole Building LCA For LEED Projects

Whole building LCA and carbon analysis play a crucial role in promoting sustainable and low-carbon construction practices. By considering the entire life cycle of a building, these assessments help reduce environmental impacts and contribute to a more sustainable built environment. In this course we explore how project t...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Combatting COVID-19: How LEED Safety First Pilot Credits Can Help Manage Buildings

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused significant damage to the global economy and disrupted people's lives. In this course we will identify COVID-19 challenges with respect to building occupancy, public health, and social equity. We will review LEED v4.1 BD+C Safety First Pilot Credits and discuss their possible impact on bu...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Culinary Creations: Designing A LEED Kitchen

Sustainable kitchen design encompasses environmental, health, and social considerations. In this course, we explore innovative approaches that prioritize energy efficiency, the use of healthy materials, and the enhancement of overall well-being. As the demand for eco-friendly living spaces continues to rise, design profe...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children’s studies of the balance of nature. Learn...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Decarbonizing Construction: Specifying Sustainable Products For LEED

Embodied carbon is the hidden impact embedded within construction materials and products and contributes significantly to our carbon footprint. By understanding the implications of your specification decisions, you possess the key to not only reducing embodied carbon, but also creating resilient and environmentally consc...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Our planet is facing significant environmental challenges. There are over 7 billion people on our planet vying for limited resources. Our oceans are overfished, polluted with toxic chemicals, plastic, and sewage. Our forests have been clearcut for timber, mining, and livestock purposes. We are living in the 6th mass exti...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Stormwater runoff in urban areas is one of the leading sources of water pollution in the United States. As the runoff flows over the land, paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, it accumulates chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that can adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreate...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts of light pollution, including harm done both to people, and to the environment. Strategies used by LEED projects to achieve SS Credit: Light Pollution Reduction are considered for all LEED BD+C v4 compliance options, including calculation methods a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) have been gaining fast recognition as the gold standard of product disclosures. We explore the inherent limitations of these tools, and discuss potential strategies for project teams to use EPDs for product specification.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Environmental Product Declarations For LEED v4.1 Projects

In this course we describe how project teams can use Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for LEED v4.1 projects. Our team describes the environmental impacts referenced in EPDs and how these impacts may affect the planet and its inhabitants. We discuss how EPDs can contribute to the LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M ra...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
EPDs Versus HPDs: Sustainability Showdown

The choices we make when specifying building materials can have significant effects on the planet and human health. The world is facing cataclysmic issues such as climate destabilization, pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and greenhouse gases. Construction produces vast volumes of waste and consumes colossal a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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In this one-hour course, the participant will discover how to reduce building water use by increasing efficiency and reducing potable water consumption for LEED BD+C projects. We address water consumed by fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and processes including cooling towers. We also perform water use calculat...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Godzilla & King Kong: CA & the ADA in 2023. Volume 1: What You Must Know as an Architect and Engineer in 2023 and Beyond

Learn the key things you MUST know regarding ADA compliance as an Architect and Engineer

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Godzilla & King Kong: CA & the ADA in 2023. Volume 2: Accessible Routes

Learn about accessible routes, what to know, what to look for.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Godzilla & King Kong: CA & the ADA in 2023. Volume 3: Parking Spaces

In depth review of parking according to the ADA. The speaker will cover the definitions and learn about parking spaces and the number of accessible parking spaces required.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Godzilla & King Kong: CA & the ADA in 2023. Volume 4: Toilet Rooms

An advanced discussion over toilet rooms according to the 2010 ADA Standards.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Godzilla & King Kong: CA & the ADA in 2023. Volume 5: Doors, Protruding Objects, Sales/Service Counters, and Dining/Seating

Learn about Doors, Signage, Counters and Seating and the ADA.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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