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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Laurel McEwen

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 will utilize EPDs in the Materials & Resources category.

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

Macro Air Fans

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 benefited Los Angeles’s largest indoor climbing facility.

  • 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 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
FREE

MASA Architectural Canopies

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 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 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 program we'll discuss the importance of early consideration and integration of your canopy system in the design process while exploring the various benefits Whole canopy solutions provide.

  • 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

Mortar Net Solutions

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 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

NanaWall Systems

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 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

Noble Company

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 tiled decks.

  • 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

Scranton Products

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.

  • 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
Sustainable and Contemporary Locker Solutions for All Purposes

In this one-hour course, the design professional will learn about various materials that lockers are composed of as well as options to consider when designing a locker configuration, including the assorted features that lockers offer. The participant will explore the specific components of the HDPE lockers and analyze various industry applications in order to understand how HDPE lockers are able to offer clean, durable, flexible design options that meet a variety of needs.

  • 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 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 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

Steel Door Institute (SDI)

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 material and its various applications within the building industry. In addition, we will look at several agencies/codes/regulations involved with sustainability and construction.

  • 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

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 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 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
Steven Winter Associates

On September 15, 2010, the Department of Justice published updated Title II and III ADA regulations and adopted the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This one hour session will address substantive changes to the regulations and design criteria which became effective on March 15, 2011 and are enforceable as of March 15, 2012.

  • 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

T. Stern Sustainability LLC

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. This session is the first part of a three part series.

  • 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 an integrated design process and for achieving LEED’s new Integrative Process credit.

  • 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
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 implement the LEED rating system and understand the difference between the easier options and higher value integrated design.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
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 90.1-2010, and energy impacts in the new category Location and Transportation.

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

The McIntosh Group

CYA in CA: Covering your ADA - Accessible Routes

During this education course, we will provide a comprehensive review of California disability access requirements as they relate to parking. We will learn how to determine parking areas so they meet compliance. In addition, the course will teach participants how to calculate the number of accessible parking spaces required for a project. Finally, we will review #1 cause of ADA lawsuits and how to design for success. Great course for TX architects as well.

  • 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
CYA in CA: Covering Your ADA - Doors, Signage, Counters and Seating

In this presentation, design professionals will learn how California disability access requirements affect doors, signage, counters, and seating. We will discuss the proper placement of signage, proper measurements for counters, and how to determine accessible seating. Great course for TX architects as well.

  • 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

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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.