Free Online Courses featuring AIA and GBCI credit hours
Free Online Courses

All free courses provide AIA HSW CE Hours and GBCI general hours. Some free AIA online courses and GBCI courses are approved as a LEED-specific hour. Also, several listings are free IDCEC online courses for interior designers. The free AIA continuing education and LEED certification courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. Registered architects, LEED APs, and LEED Green Associates can maintain their credentials by taking free AIA CEU online and courses about LEED certified projects. GreenCE will report all course completions to AIA, GBCI, and IDCEC. To get started, simply login or create an account above.

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(09) Finishes

Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality with HVAC Duct Sealants

Carlisle HVAC Products encompasses Hardcast Duct Sealants and Adhesives, DynAir Airflow Hardware, and the Nexus 4 Bolt Flange Closure System. As an industry leader, Carlisle HVAC Products supplies superior products and engineered solutions to ensure the sustainability of your HVAC system. Our formulations exceed industry standards and are engineered to ensure consistent, quick and accurate installation.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
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(00) Special Topics

Big Ass Fans

Following a video 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers

In this one-hour course, the participant will evaluate the contributions of building products to successful outcomes of green building projects. Explore the LEED v4 Rating Systems from the manufacturer’s perspective to gain critical insight when it comes to product selection and what to expect from “LEED-savvy” manufacturers. Conclude with a review of the literature and tools that manufacturers can utilize to increase their chances of being selected for use in green buildings.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Off the Grid Part 1 - A Case Study

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 on-site renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and renewable regional materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

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).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
COX Wood

This course 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Alpolic Materials

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
James Hardie

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

NanaWall

During this course we will discuss large opening glass wall systems, daylighting design and the advantages of allowing for these systems in your projects. The environmental attributes such as energy efficiency and ventilation, will be introduced along with several application examples and case studies.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

Through a review on daylighting, the benefits and the dilemas, this course will focus on best practices for incorporating daylighting into your designs as well as introduce you to new technoligies such as dynamic daylighting solutions and solar blade intelligent systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course provides a review of the benefits of daylighting to occupant comfort, health and wellbeing with an emphasis on dynamic glazing. We compare different types of dynamic glazing technology and discuss how it contributes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

In this one hour course, discover why the integration of daylighting into your design is so important and how it contributes to better indoor environment. We’ll review different translucent technologies with including removable options and quad-glazed systems, and also gain insight on testing and standards.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(09) Finishes

Tiger Coatings

The design professional will become aware of the environmental and physical advantages of powder coating systems in order to knowledgably specify them in place of conventional liquid coating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(10) Specialties

Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

In this one hour course, the design professional will consider hand drying strategies used in various types of restrooms including schools, restaurants, stadiums, and more. We will assess multiple strategies, including electric hand dryers and the use of paper towels, and compare the life-cycle costs associated with each strategy under different usage scenarios.We conclude with an examination of the environmental and human benefits from the use of high performance hand dryers, including energy use, waste reduction, and acoustics.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about HDPE, its physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project. We'll take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1.00 Core Learning PDHs
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 CE Hours
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 Structured Learning Hours
  • 1.00 Core Learning Hours
FREE
MASA Architectural Canopies

This course discusses the implementation of design methods, including the specification of technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials containing recycled content, as part of a holistic building design is critical to reducing energy consumption, optimizing energy performance of a building, and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Excel Dryer Inc.

An overview of how sustainable restroom design can address global concerns. Identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures. Also, see in-depth analysis of how these products earn points toward LEED v4 credits and other green building standards to comply with new, best practices in green building.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Through this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and the different industries in which lockers are used. We will discuss how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. The design professional will understand the role of responsible manufacturing in a product's life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(12) Furnishings

ECO™ by Cosentino

This course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's integrity, how they would be specified and how they would obtain LEED points. This course compares and contrasts traditional and recycled surfacing materials, pointing out the benefits of going beyond "green."

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

(13) Special Construction

Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

This one hour course provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and water features, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(15) Mechanical

Discover how the distribution of hot water impacts energy and water consumption and waste. Learn how demand recirculation pumps improve water and energy efficiency and overall sustainability.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(22) Plumbing

TOTO USA

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course will help you learn more about the benefits of vacuum plumbing systems in healthcare, commercial and industrial environments including contributions to sustainability and occupant health.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(23) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

CALMAC

This course will better inform the design professional about thermal energy storage and how it contributes to energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental responsibility.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(26) Electrical

Lighting provides unparalleled utility within our built environment, although with these benefits there is an environmental trade-off. The production of electricity produces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the manufacture of lighting equipment consumes resources. Join us in this one hour course to evaluate the environmental upsides of low-cost, sustainable tubular LED retrofits for existing linear fluorescent systems for buildings and interiors, while exploring the critical performance differences and safety and health impacts within this rapidly maturing technology.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
Seamless: The Union of Interior Design & Smart Home Technology

The “smart buildings” movement includes leading design professionals who are adopting proven and appropriate technologies into their designs to add value for their clients, and describes the rapid adoption of these technologies in the built environment. Join us for this 1-hour course to explore how designs can incorporate these technologies to improve the user experience.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

(32) Exterior Improvements

GAF

Sustainable streets and creating better opportunities for pedestrian traffic is the focus of this course. Additionally, applications concerning traffic calming and environmental benefits of pavement design will be reviewed.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

(33) Utilities

Invisible Structures, Inc.

This course will better inform the designer on the differences between dense and porous pavements. At the conclusion of this program the designer will understand the benefits and limitations of using porous pavement and how this type of paving system can contribute toward project LEED Certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Invisible Structures, Inc.

Through this course, the design professional will have a better understanding of storm-water management and why Modular Detention Systems are the best choice for specification. How Modular Detention Systems may contribute to LEED certification is also covered.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Featured Courses
Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality with HVAC Duct Sealants

Carlisle HVAC Products encompasses Hardcast Duct Sealants and Adhesives, DynAir Airflow Hardware, and the Nexus 4 Bolt Flange Closure System. As an industry leader, Carlisle HVAC Products supplies superior products and engineered solutions to ensure the sustainability of your HVAC system. Our formulations exceed industry standards and are engineered to ensure consistent, quick and accurate installation.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Newest Courses
Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

This one hour course provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and water features, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Lighting provides unparalleled utility within our built environment, although with these benefits there is an environmental trade-off. The production of electricity produces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the manufacture of lighting equipment consumes resources. Join us in this one hour course to evaluate the environmental upsides of low-cost, sustainable tubular LED retrofits for existing linear fluorescent systems for buildings and interiors, while exploring the critical performance differences and safety and health impacts within this rapidly maturing technology.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

In this one hour course, the design professional will consider hand drying strategies used in various types of restrooms including schools, restaurants, stadiums, and more. We will assess multiple strategies, including electric hand dryers and the use of paper towels, and compare the life-cycle costs associated with each strategy under different usage scenarios.We conclude with an examination of the environmental and human benefits from the use of high performance hand dryers, including energy use, waste reduction, and acoustics.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Discover how the distribution of hot water impacts energy and water consumption and waste. Learn how demand recirculation pumps improve water and energy efficiency and overall sustainability.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course will help you learn more about the benefits of vacuum plumbing systems in healthcare, commercial and industrial environments including contributions to sustainability and occupant health.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Seamless: The Union of Interior Design & Smart Home Technology

The “smart buildings” movement includes leading design professionals who are adopting proven and appropriate technologies into their designs to add value for their clients, and describes the rapid adoption of these technologies in the built environment. Join us for this 1-hour course to explore how designs can incorporate these technologies to improve the user experience.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers

In this one-hour course, the participant will evaluate the contributions of building products to successful outcomes of green building projects. Explore the LEED v4 Rating Systems from the manufacturer’s perspective to gain critical insight when it comes to product selection and what to expect from “LEED-savvy” manufacturers. Conclude with a review of the literature and tools that manufacturers can utilize to increase their chances of being selected for use in green buildings.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE

Learn about HDPE, its physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project. We'll take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1.00 Core Learning PDHs
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 CE Hours
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 Structured Learning Hours
  • 1.00 Core Learning Hours
FREE
Big Ass Fans

Following a video 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
TOTO USA

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).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Through this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and the different industries in which lockers are used. We will discuss how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. The design professional will understand the role of responsible manufacturing in a product's life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
ECO™ by Cosentino

This course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's integrity, how they would be specified and how they would obtain LEED points. This course compares and contrasts traditional and recycled surfacing materials, pointing out the benefits of going beyond "green."

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
GAF

Sustainable streets and creating better opportunities for pedestrian traffic is the focus of this course. Additionally, applications concerning traffic calming and environmental benefits of pavement design will be reviewed.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CALMAC

This course will better inform the design professional about thermal energy storage and how it contributes to energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental responsibility.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Tiger Coatings

The design professional will become aware of the environmental and physical advantages of powder coating systems in order to knowledgably specify them in place of conventional liquid coating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

Through a review on daylighting, the benefits and the dilemas, this course will focus on best practices for incorporating daylighting into your designs as well as introduce you to new technoligies such as dynamic daylighting solutions and solar blade intelligent systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Invisible Structures, Inc.

This course will better inform the designer on the differences between dense and porous pavements. At the conclusion of this program the designer will understand the benefits and limitations of using porous pavement and how this type of paving system can contribute toward project LEED Certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Alpolic Materials

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
COX Wood

This course 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Off the Grid Part 1 - A Case Study

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 on-site renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and renewable regional materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Excel Dryer Inc.

An overview of how sustainable restroom design can address global concerns. Identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures. Also, see in-depth analysis of how these products earn points toward LEED v4 credits and other green building standards to comply with new, best practices in green building.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course provides a review of the benefits of daylighting to occupant comfort, health and wellbeing with an emphasis on dynamic glazing. We compare different types of dynamic glazing technology and discuss how it contributes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Invisible Structures, Inc.

Through this course, the design professional will have a better understanding of storm-water management and why Modular Detention Systems are the best choice for specification. How Modular Detention Systems may contribute to LEED certification is also covered.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
MASA Architectural Canopies

This course discusses the implementation of design methods, including the specification of technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials containing recycled content, as part of a holistic building design is critical to reducing energy consumption, optimizing energy performance of a building, and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

In this one hour course, discover why the integration of daylighting into your design is so important and how it contributes to better indoor environment. We’ll review different translucent technologies with including removable options and quad-glazed systems, and also gain insight on testing and standards.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
NanaWall

During this course we will discuss large opening glass wall systems, daylighting design and the advantages of allowing for these systems in your projects. The environmental attributes such as energy efficiency and ventilation, will be introduced along with several application examples and case studies.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
James Hardie

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Featured Courses

Carlisle HVAC Products

Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality with HVAC Duct Sealants

Carlisle HVAC Products encompasses Hardcast Duct Sealants and Adhesives, DynAir Airflow Hardware, and the Nexus 4 Bolt Flange Closure System. As an industry leader, Carlisle HVAC Products supplies superior products and engineered solutions to ensure the sustainability of your HVAC system. Our formulations exceed industry standards and are engineered to ensure consistent, quick and accurate installation.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Sponsors

AcornVac, Inc.

This course will help you learn more about the benefits of vacuum plumbing systems in healthcare, commercial and industrial environments including contributions to sustainability and occupant health.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

ACT, Inc.

Discover how the distribution of hot water impacts energy and water consumption and waste. Learn how demand recirculation pumps improve water and energy efficiency and overall sustainability.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Alpolic Materials

Alpolic Materials

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

American Dryer

In this one hour course, the design professional will consider hand drying strategies used in various types of restrooms including schools, restaurants, stadiums, and more. We will assess multiple strategies, including electric hand dryers and the use of paper towels, and compare the life-cycle costs associated with each strategy under different usage scenarios.We conclude with an examination of the environmental and human benefits from the use of high performance hand dryers, including energy use, waste reduction, and acoustics.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Big Ass Fan Company

Big Ass Fans

Following a video 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

Bradford Products

Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

This one hour course provides an overview of stainless steel pools, spas, and water features, with a close look at stainless steel and its performance characteristics, and the aspects of stainless steel pools that make them an environmentally friendly choice.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

CALMAC

CALMAC

This course will better inform the design professional about thermal energy storage and how it contributes to energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental responsibility.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA)

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

Cox Wood

COX Wood

This course 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

CPI Daylighting

CPI Daylighting

In this one hour course, discover why the integration of daylighting into your design is so important and how it contributes to better indoor environment. We’ll review different translucent technologies with including removable options and quad-glazed systems, and also gain insight on testing and standards.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

Through a review on daylighting, the benefits and the dilemas, this course will focus on best practices for incorporating daylighting into your designs as well as introduce you to new technoligies such as dynamic daylighting solutions and solar blade intelligent systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

ECO™ by Cosentino

ECO™ by Cosentino

This course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's integrity, how they would be specified and how they would obtain LEED points. This course compares and contrasts traditional and recycled surfacing materials, pointing out the benefits of going beyond "green."

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

Energy Focus

Lighting provides unparalleled utility within our built environment, although with these benefits there is an environmental trade-off. The production of electricity produces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the manufacture of lighting equipment consumes resources. Join us in this one hour course to evaluate the environmental upsides of low-cost, sustainable tubular LED retrofits for existing linear fluorescent systems for buildings and interiors, while exploring the critical performance differences and safety and health impacts within this rapidly maturing technology.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

Excel Dryer, Inc.

Excel Dryer Inc.

An overview of how sustainable restroom design can address global concerns. Identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures. Also, see in-depth analysis of how these products earn points toward LEED v4 credits and other green building standards to comply with new, best practices in green building.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

GAF

Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
GAF

Sustainable streets and creating better opportunities for pedestrian traffic is the focus of this course. Additionally, applications concerning traffic calming and environmental benefits of pavement design will be reviewed.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Gallina USA

Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

GreenCE, Inc.

Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers

In this one-hour course, the participant will evaluate the contributions of building products to successful outcomes of green building projects. Explore the LEED v4 Rating Systems from the manufacturer’s perspective to gain critical insight when it comes to product selection and what to expect from “LEED-savvy” manufacturers. Conclude with a review of the literature and tools that manufacturers can utilize to increase their chances of being selected for use in green buildings.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Off the Grid Part 1 - A Case Study

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 on-site renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and renewable regional materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions

Seamless: The Union of Interior Design & Smart Home Technology

The “smart buildings” movement includes leading design professionals who are adopting proven and appropriate technologies into their designs to add value for their clients, and describes the rapid adoption of these technologies in the built environment. Join us for this 1-hour course to explore how designs can incorporate these technologies to improve the user experience.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

Innovative Building Products

Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Invisible Structures, Inc.

Invisible Structures, Inc.

Through this course, the design professional will have a better understanding of storm-water management and why Modular Detention Systems are the best choice for specification. How Modular Detention Systems may contribute to LEED certification is also covered.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Invisible Structures, Inc.

This course will better inform the designer on the differences between dense and porous pavements. At the conclusion of this program the designer will understand the benefits and limitations of using porous pavement and how this type of paving system can contribute toward project LEED Certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

James Hardie

James Hardie

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

MASA Architectural Canopies

MASA Architectural Canopies

This course discusses the implementation of design methods, including the specification of technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials containing recycled content, as part of a holistic building design is critical to reducing energy consumption, optimizing energy performance of a building, and reducing extraction of natural resources for building materials.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

NanaWall Systems

NanaWall

During this course we will discuss large opening glass wall systems, daylighting design and the advantages of allowing for these systems in your projects. The environmental attributes such as energy efficiency and ventilation, will be introduced along with several application examples and case studies.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

RavenWindow

This course provides a review of the benefits of daylighting to occupant comfort, health and wellbeing with an emphasis on dynamic glazing. We compare different types of dynamic glazing technology and discuss how it contributes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Scranton Products

Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Through this one hour course, the design professional will learn about various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and the different industries in which lockers are used. We will discuss how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. The design professional will understand the role of responsible manufacturing in a product's life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about HDPE, its physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project. We'll take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

Steel Door Institute (SDI)

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Tiger Coatings

Tiger Coatings

The design professional will become aware of the environmental and physical advantages of powder coating systems in order to knowledgably specify them in place of conventional liquid coating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Titebond by Franklin International

Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

TOTO

TOTO USA

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

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).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

World Dryer

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1.00 Core Learning PDHs
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 CE Hours
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 Structured Learning Hours
  • 1.00 Core Learning Hours
FREE