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LEED General Courses

Need continuing education to maintain your LEED credential? Do you want to learn more about LEED certification? All courses offer AIA CE and GBCI credit hours applied towards your architect license requirements. All courses listed provide AIA HSW and GBCI general CE hours. Once you have completed the AIA online courses and GBCI CE courses, we will report your earned course credits automatically. AIA Continuing Ed and courses about LEED certification are available online anytime, 24/7/365! GreenCE is a USGBC Education Partner and offers free courses about LEED certification.

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Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing

In this one hour video presentation, we explore how sustainable manufacturing helps reduce environmental impacts and solve critical issues facing our planet. Our team discusses how a manufacturer can use innovative practices to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. Industry experts describe why design professionals should use EPDs, HPDs, and Declare Labels for specifying...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Every Breath You Take: Innovative Air Quality Design

In this one hour presentation, we explore how photocatalytic coatings can improve the health and comfort of building occupants and outdoor air. We review the LEED v4 Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category and common air quality issues. Our team explains how the photocatalysis process helps combat dangerous pathogenic microorganisms and air pollution.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Be Cool: How Designers Can Improve Thermal Comfort with HVLS Fans

In this one-hour presentation, we explore how HVLS fans can contribute to LEED v4, increase thermal comfort, and provide a silent and elegant design strategy. We discuss how to save energy and improve indoor air quality for building occupants. The course reviews how computational fluid dynamics helps to measure airflow performance for energy savings. Finally, our team examines how HVLS fans...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Better Building Materials: Part 2

Materials make the built environment possible, and collectively, the effects of millions of materials choices have massive consequences for the ecosystem and human health at local, regional, and global scales. Selecting materials with desirable human health and environmental attributes that deliver comparable or improved function, durability, and maintainability—has always been an important...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Commercial Design with Structural Insulated Panels

This one-hour course will discuss the benefits of commercial building design with structural insulated panels (SIPs), including energy savings, waste minimization and other sustainable contributions. The designer will gain a better understanding of how to properly utilize SIPs.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Cavity Wall Building Envelope

This course will provide an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry cavity wall building envelopes.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Modular Beauty: Low Impact Development and Permeable Pavers

Low Impact Development (LID) has several advantages over traditional storm water management approaches. Since impervious pavement is the main source of storm water runoff, LID strategies recommend permeable paving for hard surfaces. The course discusses LID, its goals and principles, and how they are achieved. It provides an overview of permeable pavements, and more particularly, plastic...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Historic Restoration: Preserving a Montana Landmark with Copper Roofing

In this one-hour video case study, we will explore how copper roofing benefited a century old courthouse in Montana. Through a series of interviews with the project team and a building tour, we learn how buildings from the past shape our future, historic preservation challenges, and how teamwork and craftsmanship combine to preserve a culturally significant building.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Advances in Metal Coatings - Powder Coatings

The goal of this course is to raise awareness about powder coating technology, its environmental benefits when compared to traditional metal coatings and highlight the advances in powder coatings in recent years.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Integrative Process and Whole Canopy System Solutions Design

Canopy systems are sometimes one of those building elements that get taken for granted or overlooked, despite the important role they play in providing coverage, shading and reduced heat gain to a building. The integration of these systems with other exterior building systems also often ends up becoming an afterthought, leaving room for potential errors and less-than-ideal scenarios. In this...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Inferno: Protecting Buildings and People from Fire

This one hour course will describe the evolution of light wood-frame and mass timber (CLT) construction and why it is an effective method to solving the affordable housing crisis. Our team will discuss how fire poses significant threats to light wood-frame and mass timber buildings-under-construction. We will also explore fire protection strategies and how to design safer and more sustainable...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The Empowered Design Professional: Using HPDs to Make Healthier Material Choices

Our team will discuss how HPDs can contribute to LEED certification, including how to determine if an HPD meets the criteria set by the LEED v4 rating system. We also discuss how design professionals can encourage building product manufacturers to create and publish their HPDs.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Steel: Green Now, Green Forever

This course covers the production and recyclability of steel in the construction industry, including the general and sustainable advantages of building with steel. This includes a look at how specifying steel can contribute to potential LEED credits as well as compliance with the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements. The focus will be on steel as an infinitely recyclable...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Owners project requirements: Where Integration Begins

The OPR can have a broad impact on the new LEED v4 credits. Join us for a 1 hour course to see how foundational a OPR can be to the new Integrative Process credit. We will go over the outline of a OPR including strategies for discovery and development of the document.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Better Building Materials

This one hour course will empower project teams and design professionals to take leading roles in using materials selection to promote human health and protect the environment.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
Sustainable Tile Installations: Using Membrane Technology

This course will overview of the types of membranes that can be used to protect and waterproof ceramic and stone tile installations. The course will compare performance and durability of membranes along with installation methods and variables. It will also provide participants with insight into the features required for demanding applications such as continuous use steam showers and exterior...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Green Lights: A Lighting Product Manufacturer's Roadmap to LEED v4

Lighting enables visual engagement with our built environment, with innovative manufacturers raising the performance bar ever higher. Join us in this course to evaluate how lighting products contribute to LEED v4 certification. We will review the program frameworks and most important LEED v4 credits, as they relate to lighting products, and identify steps that can be taken by the...

  • 0.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 0.5 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA CE LA/CES PDH for ASLA members
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Glass Floor Walkways & 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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the project team, as it applies to the LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity and the specific criteria and documentation required for the credit.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Hands Get Wet: Restroom Design with the End in Mind

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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Understanding Structured Plumbing: How to Use Demand Control Systems

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Don't Miss The Mark: Subfloor Construction Adhesives With Podium/Wrap Construction

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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

In this one hour course, the design professional will review implementation strategies for an integrative design and construction process. We also evaluate the new Integrative Process credit in the LEED v4 rating system, and outline the necessary activities to achieve the credit. The design professional will explore collaboration strategies to help control project costs, and discover energy...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Vacuum Plumbing Drainage Systems for Buildings: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD 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
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Incorporating Sustainable Materials into Commercial Restroom Design

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the community and supply chain as it applies to LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity as it relates to the sourcing of building products and how the project can help address the concerns of diverse, and often underserved, communities. The course details the intent...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Innovations in Hand Dryers: Improvements and Impacts on Sustainability

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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Aggressively Passive: Confronting the Comfort Status Quo

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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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).

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 1

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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....

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
ACM, Rain Screens and a Sustainable Building Envelope

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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...

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Next Generation Green Restroom Design v2

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

LCA is fast becoming the new benchmark for sustainable design philosophy. It presents as the ultimate tool for ensuring genuinely positive design results and it has/is being integrated into most progressive green building standards globally. Where it has typically been employed to optimized individual products or concepts, it is now rapidly being deployed in the building industry. The learning...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): Specifying Sustainable Materials to Save the Planet

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
HPD: An Ingredient List for the Built Environment

The average American spends the vast majority of their time indoors. However, most people are not unaware of the numerous chemicals and materials they are exposed to on a daily basis, nor do they understand the hazards associated with these substances. As such, the need for a standardized way of reporting the health impacts of building materials is desperately needed. In this one-hour course,...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Green Anarchy: Renegades Who Changed Design

The world is in grave danger. Climate destabilization, rampant industrialization, environmental destruction, pollution, and species extinction are problems significantly impacting our natural world. The environmental movement was launched to protect our natural world, reduce pollution, and to protect animal and plant diversity. This documentary will focus on neglected pioneers in the...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Buildings are for People: Design Strategies for Occupant Engagement

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 achieve LEED certification.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED v4 Project Teams

In this 1-hour, self-paced course, the design professional will establish or reinforce their understanding of the LEED certification process, from designation of the LEED Project Administrator to acceptance of final certification review. The various LEED project team members will be described, including their role on the LEED project and key responsibilities. Project team integration is...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Don’t Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect our Wild Spaces

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 extinction, with a large number of plants and animals being annihilated every...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Water Efficiency in LEED v4

With our world facing unprecedented water scarcity and supply issues, designers and influencers are prioritizing water conserving strategies. In this one-hour course, learners will evaluate water efficiency strategies for flush and flow fixtures, identify uses for nonpotable water, and address optimal operation of process systems including cooling towers.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Strategies to Support Healthy Indoor Air

Most of us take respirable air for granted, and while outdoor air remains relatively high quality, indoor air can contain significantly higher concentrations of harmful contaminants such as hazardous vapors or fine particulates. Join us in this 1-hour course to explore strategies to maintain high quality indoor air.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED v4: Quality Views: A Comprehensive analysis

LEED v4 has arrived, and with it comes the new EQ Credit: Quality Views. Going beyond the views credits in previous iterations, view quality now plays a prominent role and LEED provides guidance on how quality views can be established.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

In this one-hour course, the design professional will explore the impacts and assessment strategies of light pollution, including harm done to people and wildlife, and step-by-step guidance to achieve credit under LEED v4.


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  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED Tips and Tools for Subs and Suppliers

Join us for this 1-hour course to explore the role of subcontractors and suppliers within the LEED process. Review documentation responsibilities, and conclude with proven strategies to help you bid LEED projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Don’t Get Soaked: Smart Strategies to Manage Rainwater

Through a series of interviews and real life case studies by the City of Portland, we explore how rainwater management is crucial to prevent erosion, pollutants to streams, and damaging wildlife habitat. Our team describes the step-by-step process to achieve the Rainwater Management credit utilizing green infrastructure and low-impact development.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Other Applications

Review material options such as stainless steal and HDPE for restroom partitions, locker rooms, and other applications while gaining insight into how these materials contribute to sustainable restroom design. This course will also define and illustrate responsible manufacturing as an important part of a product’s life cycle assessment (LCA).

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Innovative Environment Control Through Creative Design: A Guide to Aluminum Canopies, Sunshades, and Awnings

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Translucent Daylighting Design Solutions - Building & Energy Code Compliance

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Daylighting Design and Large Opening Glass Walls

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 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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.

  • 1 AAA Core Learning PDH
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Green Code Knowledge LLC

This course will familiarize participants with the development, scope, intent and application of the administrative provisions contained in Chapter One of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC. Participants will gain an understanding of how the IgCC fits within the context of other green building rating systems and standards.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Laurel McEwen

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for building products are critical when selecting the most sustainable product. This course will describe critical components that help assure transparent and fair comparisons when conducting an LCA. We will explain the benefits of creating a LCA and the purpose for creating an EPD. The course will discuss how LEED v4...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
Green Code Knowledge LLC

The goal of this webinar is for participants to familiarize themselves with the development, scope, intent and application of the provisions of Section 806, Material Emissions And Pollutant Control, contained in Chapter Eight, Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort, of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides an understanding of the significance of green building in the US and how LEED contributes to green building. We review key industry data regarding the costs and benefits of LEED construction. We also identify how to manage or eliminate cost premiums, to achieve high performance LEED buildings including LEED Platinum. The course will deepen attendee’s knowledge of how to...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
FSC Certified Wood

This one hour movie explores the FSC certification process, fire suppression, the role of old growth forests, and watershed protection. Join us as we journey into redwood forests, down the Rogue River watershed, and talk to veteran foresters & loggers. LEEDv3 Materials and Resources Credit 7 for NC, Schools, and CS is analyzed in detail. Industry professionals offer advice about the FSC...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
Green building off the grid

This one hour documentary is part two of a case study focusing on an off the grid residence in northern Washington. The course explores how to calculate a solar array, PV panel installation strategies for different types of roofs, harvesting renewable materials on site, and composting toilets vs. septic tanks. Exclusive interviews with solar pioneers Bill and Lanny Sinkin provide insight into...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
LEED Project Management for Contractors

This course provides an overview of the specific roles and responsibilities of the Contractor for the LEED BD&C rating systems for each phase of construction – from pre-construction to project close-out. Tips and tricks, as well as a step-by-step action list will help Contractors – and their Sub-Contractors - successfully implement LEED practices, whether their first LEED project or their...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED for Neighborhood Development: Practical Approaches and Case Studies

This course on LEED for Neighborhood Development provides case studies and on-the-ground information from leading industry professionals to give participants an insightful perspective and deeper understanding of sustainable neighborhood development and the ND certification.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ND
$35.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the contractor for Sustainable Sites (SS) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will review which SS and IEQ credits have primary responsibility with the contractor, provide a step-by-step action list for each credit, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking. The course features hands-on LEED...

  • 1.5 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.5 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources

This course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips...

  • 1.5 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.5 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders

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.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria

Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour educational film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of LEED v3...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Nick McMurtrey

The pollutants generated by construction activities cause numerous detrimental side effects to the environment. Limiting a project's effect on soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation will make valuable impacts on our planet. In this course, the presenter will guide the audience through initial planning efforts for erosion and sediment control and introduce selection...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Step Education

Gain practical experience applicable to a LEED BD+C or ID+C project. This online audio course includes hands-on training for the Indoor Water Use Reduction credit and prerequisite. The presenter coaches participants to complete these LEED credit calculations by hand, providing a solid foundation for the variables, assumptions and calculation methodologies. Participants will also practice with...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
10 Things You Need to Know about LEED v4

Grow your insights into the new LEED v4 rating system. We explore the fundamental concepts behind the development of LEED v4, including the expansion of the system into new market sectors as well as internationally.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Earthly Ideas LLC

Want your building occupants to have a greater understanding of the green building features you designed – and achieve an innovation credit? A look at LI ID#3115 will illustrate how to develop the title and intent, environmental benefits, requirements, and approaches and strategies when utilizing a LEED project as a teaching tool. We review several case studies and we also discover how the...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides a review of LEED management best practices, including integrating LEED tasks into standard design phases. It brings tips based in the author’s extensive experience with numerous LEED projects to all LEED APs, and references current USGBC/GBCI LEED products including LEED 2009, LEED Online and Certification process.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will help you understand and navigate the new energy landscape in v4, focusing on BD+C New Construction & Major Renovations. We’ll discuss the science behind the new Impact Categories, and how they translate to Energy related credit weighting and point distribution. Learn about specific LEED credits and changes, including the new metering prerequisite and adoption of ASHRAE 90....

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides an introduction to the newest LEED product, LEED Retail 2009, which includes both LEED Retail NC and LEED Retail CI. The course will help retail designers and retail project managers understand the challenges that retailers had using the standard LEED system that led to the creation of an alternative LEED product for retail. Any LEED AP working on retail projects will...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will teach design team members and owners how to integrate sustainable design and related LEED tasks into standard design phases. We will discuss which LEED credits should be addressed in each design phase, and new feasibility, analysis and meetings that should be accounted for in budgets and scheduling. The course will also review the LEED Application process, and present tips on...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Building Services

Learn about existing building commissioning and how this applies to LEED and your project, with lessons learned from commissioning professionals.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Green Step Education

This course includes practical knowledge regarding Recycled Content materials within the LEED v3 NC, CI and EBOM Rating Systems and demonstrates how to properly complete the LEED calculations for recycled content using both Post-consumer and Pre-consumer. Complete calculations both by hand and by utilizing the LEED MRc4 template. These guided practice problems will help participants gain a...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Green Building Services

Learn about the RetroCommissioning process and how to implement this process on an existing building, with lessons learned from a commissioning professional and professional engineers.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Biomimicry, Climate & Culture

Ever wonder what inspired those top green performers? How can a design team learn from termites or the wind? If you’re curious, join us for Inspiration Green as we explore current approaches to deep green design. Learn how biomimicry, climate design and cultural contexts can serve as the genesis behind innovative buildings that not only use fewer resources but in some cases generate their own...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

If we want greener, better buildings, now is the time for a better design process. Come explore the Integrated Design Process as a holistic approach to high performing, sustainable projects. See how more collaboration can result in a streamlined building that is more affordable to build and operate, resulting in higher asset values for the owner. Learn the elements necessary for implementing...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00

Join us for part 3 of the Confluence series to survey many of the most popular and widely available green building certification programs. Consider if LEED, SITES, Living Building Challenge, WELL and/or other programs may be a good fit for your next project, given budget constraints and the expertise of project team members.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Building Services

Attendees will get an overview of commissioning for LEED v4. GBS experts will provide an outline of the overarching changes to the core LEED Version 4 products to give attendees a better understanding of how to remain nimble and communicate with team members and clients about what the changes really mean.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
$35.00

GreenCE offers AIA HSW online continuing education, LEED online courses, ADA online courses, and LEED Exam Prep. GreenCE helps design professionals obtain their AIA HSW hours, LEED-specific hours, barrier-free hours, and IDCEC CE hours. The website delivers LEED Exam Prep for the LEED Green Associate exam, LEED BD+C exam, and LEED O+M exam. The online LEED certification courses educate architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and students.

GreenCE is a USGBC Education Partner that offers the only free LEED exam prep in the country. The LEED certification course includes a free LEED exam study guide, free LEED practice questions, and LEED certification tips and strategies. In addition, GreenCE offers free courses for LEED APs to obtain their LEED BD+C hours, LEED ID+C hours, and LEED O+M hours. Most GBCI courses are free and in video format.

GreenCE is an AIA Education Provider and offers free AIA online courses. The free AIA courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. In addition, the platform offers barrier-free ADA courses for Texas and California architects. Texas barrier-free online courses and California Accessibility courses meet state requirements. TX ADA courses and CA ADA courses are created by the top ADA experts in the country.

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Finally, GreenCE helps manufacturers develop Health Product Declarations (HPDs), LEED v4 product documentation, mindful MATERIALS documentation, Google Portico documentation, and Declare Labels. We value our relationships with design professionals and building product manufacturers. They are crucial to our success.