LEED General Courses

The free AIA online courses are sponsored by product manufacturers to meet your AIA continuing education requirements. The GBCI General Hour courses meet LEED AP requirements and LEED Green Associate CE hours. All of the AIA continuing education courses are also AIA HSW courses. Course topics include LEED certification, Health Product Declarations (HPDs), and green building strategies. Once you have completed the AIA online courses and LEED online courses, we will report your CE credits automatically. GreenCE is an AIA Education Provider and USGBC Education Partner.

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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

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
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 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 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
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 environmental movement as well as a few well known figures.

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

Pass the LEED AP BD+C exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a LEED study guide, LEED practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 8 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED AP exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner. This LEED training was developed by the industry's top experts.

  • 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00

Pass the LEED AP BD+C exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a LEED study guide, LEED practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 8 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED AP exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner. This LEED training was developed by the industry's top experts.

  • 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
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 manufacturer to increase their products’ contributions to these rating systems.

  • 0.5 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 0.5 GBCI LEED Specific ID+C
FREE
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, the design professional will become familiar with the Health Product Declaration (HPD), a material ingredient reporting standard developed under the guidance of the HPD Collaborative.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$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
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 described, along with the new LEED credit that recognizes the importance of the integrative process.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$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

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 outcomes of this presentation will ensure attendees will have a good understanding of what LCA is and how it can be utilized to improve the design outcomes of their next project.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
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 other or build the house? The course explores on-site renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, and renewable regional 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
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 the future of solar energy. Interviews with the owners, architect and the construction team will provide an informative narrative on lessons learned during the process.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
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
Sustainable Synergy: How Manufacturers and Scientists Can Collaborate

In this one-hour course our team explores how scientists can help building product manufacturers meet the challenges of LEED v4 MR credits. We discuss how scientists help manufacturers develop product declarations and documentation for LEED v4 projects. We review the obstacles of achieving the LEED v4 BD+C MR credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients. Finally, we examine free resources that can help manufacturers and AEC firms with LEED projects.

  • 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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$45.00
Your Responsibilities When Designing for The Hospitality Industry

We will discuss codes and standards for public accommodations and accessibility. Design professionals will develop comprehensive planning and design strategies for new construction and alterations to projects in the hospitality industry. Accessible routes, public accommodations and amenities to improve the experience and independence of the user will be presented through a series of case studies and project site evaluations.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
$35.00

Health Product Declaration® Collaborative

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 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 CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

Invisible Structures, Inc.

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 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

James Hardie

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 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.