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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.

Exceptional Outcomes: How Building Automation Systems Can Increase Performance

Since the early 1600s when a Dutch engineer invented the world’s first regulator for keeping incubators heated at a constant temperature to keep eggs warm and hatch them into baby chicks, the automation of commercial buildings has come a long way. With the advent of DDC, the internet, multiple protocols, and the cloud, building controls advanced even further in its ability to improve building performance and occupant comfort.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Maintaining Temperature & Humidity in Critical Zones

The battle to maintain temperature and humidity within critical zones has given HVAC engineers headaches for years—but not anymore! Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the effects of poor temperature and humidity control on the building and its occupants, as well as the main zone variables and how to balance these attributes. Participants will learn how technology can provide a neutral air zone in the most sustainable and efficient manner to provide a predictable indoor environment.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Hardwood Plywood, Engineered Wood Floors and Hardwood Veneer: The Basics

The course covers includes sustainability considerations including forest sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Sustainable Surfaces: The Benefits of Composite Pavers

During the Industrial Revolution, engineers looked for ways to create materials that were strong, waterproof, and long-lasting. New advances in technology led to the creation of beautiful, better-performing, longer-lasting, and sustainable materials for a wide use of applications.

In this course, we compare traditional pavers with composite paver systems and how they differ in durability, lifespan, and maintenance. In addition, we discuss how composite pavers produce a smaller carbon footprint and are a more sustainable solution than traditional pavers.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Breathing Freely: How HVAC Systems can Enhance Indoor Environmental and Air Quality

In this one-hour course, we explore the constantly evolving concepts of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). These two terms have been around for years but have gained newfound importance due to the pandemic. We will review design standards related to IAQ and IEQ, with a focus on the nine foundations of a Healthy Building. We will identify HVAC products that are relevant to IAQ and IEQ and the important role thermal comfort and sound play in achieving Healthy Building certifications.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Sustainability & Steel: Benefits & Certifications for Building with Recycled Materials

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 standards such as the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the WELL certification program. The focus will be on steel as an infinitely recyclable material and its various applications within the building industry.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Understanding Hot Water Demand Energy Use & System Efficiencies in High Use Facilities

The efficiency of a facility’s water heating system is vital to not only the building’s daily operation but also to the comfort of its occupants. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to estimate hot water demands and determine the capacity requirements for the water heating system in a high use facility. Participants will learn how to calculate the thermal efficiency of water heating systems, as well as how to specify higher efficiency equipment that reduces operating costs and energy consumption.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Thermal Comfort, Unpacked: A Comprehensive Survey of HVAC Systems to Improve Design and Operational Understandings

Overlooking the smallest detail in HVAC systems design can cause huge issues later. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss HVAC systems as it relates to thermal comfort, the ever evolving changes to energy requirements that impact HVAC systems and the factors that impact durability, sustainability and longevity. Participants will evaluate HVAC systems with a focus on leading technology that optimizes comfort, energy efficiency and code compliance that is redefining thermal comfort, performance and product longevity today.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The ADA and Residential Facilities

In the 2010 ADA/ABA Standards for Accessible Design, the U.S. Access Board added requirements for residential facilities. These requirements are not for multi-family housing projects or for single family housing, but housing required to be accessible by the ADA and ABA. This course will explain the difference between the ADA and FHA requirements and teach about the technical requirements for each Standard. And will make it more clear how the ADA and the other accessibility standards make residential facilities more accessible.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
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 products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Pandemic: How Infections Diseases Affect Cities and Urban Planning

In this presentation, we explore how deadly diseases have impacted cities and affected urban planning. We discuss how urbanization contributes to pandemics and how diseases like the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza, and SARS changed how cities operate. Our team will review how hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare projects can decrease risks to patients and healthcare workers. Finally, we will examine how sustainable development may help decrease pandemic risks for future global catastrophes.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$29.00
Sleek and Secure: How Accordion and Rolling Counter Doors Enhance Design

In this one-hour course, we will explore how accordion doors, hardwood rolling counter doors, and space saving doors can help design professionals create a secure and elegant space. We discuss design strategies, ADA compliance, LEED v4 credits, and how these doors can benefit building occupants and owners. Finally, we review case studies, design challenges, and how to achieve successful outcomes using these effective doors.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
EPDs Versus HPDs: Sustainability Showdown

The choices we make when specifying building materials can have significant effects on the planet and human health. The world is facing cataclysmic issues such as climate destabilization, pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and greenhouse gases. Construction produces vast volumes of waste and consumes colossal amounts of energy. Design professionals can make a difference in minimizing the damage to the environment and human health by selecting better building materials.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$45.00
Understanding the 2010 Accessibility Standards

This session will offer a graphic side-by-side comparison of the technical standards from the 1991 and the 2010 versions of the ADAAG. It will explain the timeline of the new guidelines, detailing they take effect and when they will become mandatory. The class will also cover new sections and new elements with which compliance will be required. Focus will also be given on how this affects Texas and the Texas Accessibility Standards.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
How Accessible is your Work Place?

A workplace is a complicated space when it comes to understanding the requirements for accessibility. Some spaces are exempted while some require full access. This seminar gives an overview of what requirements exist in the ADA about work areas and when the ADA Standards apply.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
Applying the ADA in Existing and Altered Buildings

This seminar will focus on existing buildings and how they should comply, alterations and the five elements required to be upgraded to meet the Standards once an area containing a primary function is altered.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
Going Curbless

Curbless showers are in high demand for their streamlined look and ADA compliance efforts and similar aging-in-place design strategies. In this course, we provide an overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installation methods in the TCNA Handbook, and a host of design and installation considerations for a successful project. We discuss requirements for curbless showers in order to comply with ADA guidelines, and how to be sure to meet applicable plumbing codes and wet-area coefficient of friction for flooring.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
The Details of Accessible Design and Construction

This one-hour audio course highlights the common oversights architects and contractors often make when addressing accessibility on multifamily projects in two critical areas of project development: design and construction. We will review real-life examples coupled with simple solutions to help you in creating compliant projects that meet the needs of all users and the required accessibility standards. Learn how to take a proactive approach to accessible design and avoid litigation through this informative CE course!

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00
Sustainable HVAC Design: Using Air Movement in Air Conditioned Buildings

The purpose of this presentation is to learn the principles of thermal comfort, heat transfer and the benefits of the innovative HVAC strategy that pairs traditional air conditioning with energy-efficient air movement.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE
Breathe Easier with High Performance HVAC Sealants & Coatings

In this one-hour course, we will consider the components necessary to keep an HVAC system functioning efficiently. We will examine various types of sealants and coatings and how best practices concerning their installation and quality control can be used to increase the lifespan of the HVAC system. This course will explore the importance of minimizing air leakage in the HVAC to avoid environmental issues, such as high levels of energy consumption, and to improve the indoor air quality for the building’s occupants.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

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