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The newest courses page provides AIA HSW CE Hours, LEED specific hours, and GBCI general hours. Also, several new courses are free IDCEC online courses for interior designers. The free AIA courses and LEED certification courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. The courses discuss sustainable design, environmental design, green building, and CSI specifications. Registered architects, LEED APs, and LEED Green Associates can maintain their credentials by taking free AIA CEU and USGBC courses about LEED certified projects. GreenCE will report all CE course completions to AIA, GBCI, and IDCEC. To get started, please login or create an account above.

Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications - Update

This one-hour 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 Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Post-Pandemic Sustainable Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms, and Public Spaces

In the wake of COVID-19, people expect more from the facilities they use daily. Public spaces, especially restrooms and locker rooms, must be clean, hygienic, and accessible for everyone to use. Emphasizing public health should not require sacrificing sustainability or aesthetics. This one-hour presentation outlines prac...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 GBCI LEED Specific O+M
  • 1 GBCI WELL Specific
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Innovative Environmental Control Through Creative Design - Update

This course discusses the impact of buildings on the natural environment and offers insight on designing to minimize those impacts. The discussion emphasizes how implementing design methods including specification of technologies such as sunshading systems and other materials that contain recycled content as part of a ho...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 Solution Design - Update

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,...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Creating Flexible Spaces Using Vertical Openings

In this one-hour course, we’ll discuss vertical opening systems, how they’re built, differences in operation & typical usages for interior & exterior applications. We will also talk about features to consider that influence the end user’s experience and structural and electrical needs that can affect your flexib...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
 Durable Design: How Prefinished Steel Door Frames Strengthen Projects

Prefinished steel door frames are strong, safe and durable for a variety of applications. In this course, we discuss types of steel casings, installation techniques, and hardware options. We describe the fire safety and sustainability benefits of steel door frames. Finally, our team reviews LEED v4.1 credits, recycled co...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 buidlings from the pas shape our future, historic preservation challenges, and how teamwork and craftsmanship combine...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Sustainable Plumbing Design for LEED Projects

In this presentation, we discuss how specifying sustainable plumbing products can help contribute to LEED v4.1 certification. Our team examines how to achieve the LEED v4.1 Water Use Reduction credit as well as several LEED v4.1 BPDO credits. We review sustainable manufacturing practices and why design professionals shou...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The Floor Is Yours: Safe and Innovative Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl flooring is a popular choice because it can emulate the aesthetics of wood or stone without the high cost and maintenance. However, research suggests that exposure to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalate plasticizers found in some vinyl flooring can have adverse health effects. Join us in this one-hour cou...

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

Glassware washers are a vital part of any laboratory. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how premium laboratory glassware washers can contribute to sustainability while continually delivering reliable results. Participants will learn what to consider when specifying glassware washers for laboratories, as well...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Shaping The Future of Water

In this one-hour presentation, we identify strategies to improve water efficiency in buildings by specifying sustainable plumbing products. We explore why design professionals should specify sustainable faucets, showers, toilets, and tubs to reduce environmental impacts. We review water efficiency standards and certifica...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
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In this one-hour course, we explore how mindful MATERIALS can help project teams contribute to materials credits under LEED version 4.1. Our team reviews common challenges in pursing LEED v4.1 Building Product Disclosure (BPDO) and Low Emitting Materials (LEM) credits and how design professionals can efficiently solve th...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The COVID-19 Guide: Preparing For the Workplace

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that has spread from China to many other countries around the world. The severity of COVID-19’s international impacts has affected all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets. In this course we review COVID-19 planning guidance based...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 by Design

Natural light is an important part of any space, but being able to control the amount of light let in is beneficial for both aesthetic and environmental reasons. Join us as in this one-hour course as we discuss the benefits of a thoughtfully-designed light control system and how to make it work for your project’s dayligh...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Solidly Sustainable

Solid surface is a versatile, high quality product with unlimited aesthetic options. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the ingredients of solid surface and how they help create a hygienic, non-porous surface that is safe and sustainable. Professionals will learn about the design potential of solid surface, i...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
On Demand: Understanding Structured Plumbing & Demand Controlled Systems

Water and energy are precious resources, and, unfortunately, traditional hot water distribution systems only waste them. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how the distribution of hot water directly impacts energy use, water consumption, and waste. We will focus on the most efficient hot water distribution sys...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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
Impervious Elegance-How Waterproof Wall Panels Protect Spaces

In this course, we explore how waterproof wall panel systems are used to provide a cost-effective, easy installed, low maintenance design solution for bathrooms and kitchens. We examine the benefits of waterproof wall panels over tile and how panels help prevent mildew and mold. Finally, we discuss how sustainable waterp...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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 In On The Ground Floor: Modern, Sustainable Healthcare Flooring

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain in-depth knowledge of sustainable, resilient fluid-applied flooring. It will discuss how it solves many issues present in both resilient flooring and fluid-applied flooring by providing a sustainable, durable, cost-effective and seamless flooring without any harmful...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
A More Transparent Shade of Green: Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) Drive Restrooms to the Lead in Green Design

Construction is going green. As both sustainability and efficiency advance in the built environment, architects, specifiers, and buyers are increasingly concerned with purchasing products that are environmentally friendly and can achieve project performance and client welfare goals. Architects and designers are, in essen...

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

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 (Ig...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 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

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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.