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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(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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
The Role Of Dynamic Glazing In Driving Human Productivity and Energy Efficient Buildings

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Newest Courses
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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ND
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 0.1 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 AAA Core Learning PDHs
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hours
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hours
  • 1 SAA 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.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Sponsors

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA)

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 0.1 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

GAF

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