Lunch & Learn Courses By CSI Division

Lunch & Learn

AIA lunch and learn courses are live, instructor-led programs typically held at your firm. The sponsor generally provides lunch for your firm. The lunch and learn courses are registered with the AIA and some are good for GBCI (LEED) hours. AIA Continuing Education lunch and learn presentations are an easy and efficient way for architects, engineers, interior designers, and LEED APs to gain their CE hours. Submit an AIA lunch and learn seminar request today! The Lunch & Learn provider should respond to your request within a week or two, but please let us know if you don’t get a response.

Search form

(00) Special Topics

Glass Floor Walkways & Stair Treads
Glass Floor Walkways & Stair Treads

This course will discuss designing glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, what to consider during the design process.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Product Disclosure and the Future of Design

Examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(05) Metals

LEED v4: Benefits of Steel and Product Transparency

Get familiar with EPDs and HPDs, the new LEED v4, and the inherent sustainability of steel.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 ICC CEU

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

Decorative Hardwood Plywood: Attractive & Sustainable

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System
Concrete Tile Roofing: The World's Most Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roof System

In this one hour course, we will take an in-depth look at the sustainability and energy efficient attributes of concrete tile roofing, including the near zero-waste manufacturing process, life-cycle cost and performance versus temporary asphalt shingle roofing as well as the installation process which enhances the inherent thermal mass attributes of concrete tile roofing.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

Architectural Vertical Opening Solutions

This course will discuss vertical operation doors, their construction and operating mechanisms, and their architectural applications and contributions to sustainable initiatives.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(09) Finishes

Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering
Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering

It is important to be able to determine how to utilize, distinguish and identify the right acoustic products for your project. This course will assist in your understanding and enable you with those skills. We'll look at the product development process of diverting and recycling tires from landfills. After describing this sustainable reusable practice we'll discuss performance benefits of acoustic underlay products.

Available For Southwestern US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(10) Specialties

Sustainable and Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials
Sustainable and Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials

When designing a restroom or other space, professionals are often faced with the challenge of selecting materials that function, appeal to the senses, and contribute to green building initiatives. In this course, we will explore various material options available to the design professional as well as provide practical solutions that designers may want to consider when specifying a product that can offer sustainability, durability, and even promote a healthier environment for people.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Explore various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and their different applications. Examine how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. Identify the role of responsible manufacturing in a product’s life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Sustainable Washroom Design for Partitions and Accessories (Beyond LEED)

Optimizing the true overall sustainability of a washroom requires the design professional to evaluate many dimensions of partitions and accessories beyond basic LEED Criteria, including: Other Green Features, Maintainability, Durability, Initial & Total Lifecycle Cost, and Aesthetics.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
The Wave of the Future: Sustainable Hand Dryer Solutions
The Wave of the Future: Sustainable Hand Dryer Solutions

In this one-hour course, we will discuss how hand dryers have evolved from the first generation of hand dryers to the efficient, hygienic wave of the present and future. Examining the newest features available, we will explore what to consider when selecting hand dryers, to include speed, heat, sound level, durability, and cost which is relative to the venue in which the dryers will be located.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(13) Special Construction

The Sustainability of Stainless Steel for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction
The Sustainability of Stainless Steel for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature...

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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA CE LA/CES PDH for ASLA members
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(22) Plumbing

People, Planet, Water
People, Planet, Water

In this course, the design professional will gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We will discuss testing and standards, as well as emerging environmental technologies. The increasing importance of product transparency will be addressed, especially regarding contributions to LEED certification.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Applications
Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: 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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing
Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing

In this 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 products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC CEU

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.

Building product manufacturers can get specified by using GreenCE services. GreenCE develops AIA and LEED courses for product manufacturers to educate architects. The online architect courses help build brand awareness about building products. In addition, GreenCE hosts manufacturer webinars for 200-300 architects at a time. The AIA webinars and LEED webinars are free for architects who can learn about various products.

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.