Design Professions
Design Professions

GreenCE offers free AIA online courses and free GBCI courses for many professions. Architects, engineers, interior designers, and contractors can obtain their CE hours by participating in these courses. Our free AIA continuing education courses and free LEED Specific Hours can help architects and other design professionals maintain their organization and state CE requirements. All AIA CEU courses award the AIA HSW learning unit except for the FREE LEED Exam Prep. Design professionals can learn how to get LEED certified projects accomplished via many LEED v4 courses. Our GBCI online courses provide LEED GA’s and LEED AP’s with the CE hours they need for their credential.

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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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Improving Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality with HVAC Duct Sealants

Carlisle HVAC Products encompasses Hardcast Duct Sealants and Adhesives, DynAir Airflow Hardware, and the Nexus 4 Bolt Flange Closure System.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
The McIntosh Group

The requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards are detailed and can be overwhelming to interpret. This session is designed to help you understand how they directly affect architects and engineers. We’ll break down the ADA Standards into easy to digest nuggets and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of ADA compliance.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Courses for Architects
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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Tiger Coatings

The design professional will become aware of the environmental and physical advantages of powder coating systems in order to knowledgably specify them in place of conventional liquid coating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
3W Studio

ADAAG uses several terms to describe different types of pedestrian routes or paths through a given facility. These include: Circulation Path, Accessible Route, Path of Travel and Accessible Path of Travel. Accessibility is not limited to buildings; it is an extension of the route to the site and circulation through the site and buildings. In this course, we will review and discuss the design requirements of accessible routes.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Alpolic Materials

Gain insight into how rain screen systems contribute to the weatherability and sustainability of a building. Learn about the importance using sustainable materials for the system contribute to lower energy consumption, minimal impacts to the environment, and improving indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Big Ass Fans

Following a video case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00

Lighting provides unparalleled utility within our built environment, although with these benefits there is an environmental trade-off. The production of electricity produces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the manufacture of lighting equipment consumes resources. Join us in this one hour course to evaluate the environmental upsides of low-cost, sustainable tubular LED retrofits for existing linear fluorescent systems for buildings and interiors, while exploring the critical performance differences and safety and health impacts within this rapidly maturing technology.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the community and supply chain as it applies to LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity as it relates to the sourcing of building products and how the project can help address the concerns of diverse, and often underserved, communities. The course details the intent and requirements of the community and supply chain pilot credits, providing a straightforward methodology to assess and document achievement of these often overlooked concerns.

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

In this one hour course, the design professional will review implementation strategies for an integrative design and construction process. We also evaluate the new Integrative Process credit in the LEED v4 rating system, and outline the necessary activities to achieve the credit. The design professional will explore collaboration strategies to help control project costs, and discover energy efficiency measures which are enabled through engagement with the building occupants.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Step Education

Gain practical experience applicable to a LEED BD+C or ID+C project. This online audio course includes hands-on training for the Indoor Water Use Reduction credit and prerequisite. The presenter coaches participants to complete these LEED credit calculations by hand, providing a solid foundation for the variables, assumptions and calculation methodologies. Participants will also practice with the LEED Online template that is required for LEED documentation.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
Green Step Education

This course includes practical knowledge regarding Recycled Content materials within the LEED v3 NC, CI and EBOM Rating Systems and demonstrates how to properly complete the LEED calculations for recycled content using both Post-consumer and Pre-consumer. Complete calculations both by hand and by utilizing the LEED MRc4 template. These guided practice problems will help participants gain a working understanding of these calculations for implementation on LEED projects.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Nick McMurtrey

The pollutants generated by construction activities cause numerous detrimental side effects to the environment. Limiting a project's effect on soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation will make valuable impacts on our planet. In this course, the presenter will guide the audience through initial planning efforts for erosion and sediment control and introduce selection and installation techniques for commonly used best management practices.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
NanaWall

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
James Hardie

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
CPI Daylighting

Through a review on daylighting, the benefits and the dilemas, this course will focus on best practices for incorporating daylighting into your designs as well as introduce you to new technoligies such as dynamic daylighting solutions and solar blade intelligent systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Code Knowledge LLC

This course will familiarize participants with the development, scope, intent and application of the administrative provisions contained in Chapter One of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC. Participants will gain an understanding of how the IgCC fits within the context of other green building rating systems and standards.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Green Code Knowledge LLC

The goal of this webinar is for participants to familiarize themselves with the development, scope, intent and application of the provisions of Section 806, Material Emissions And Pollutant Control, contained in Chapter Eight, Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort, of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Green Building Services

Learn about the RetroCommissioning process and how to implement this process on an existing building, with lessons learned from a commissioning professional and professional engineers.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE
Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building and the LEED v4 AP BD+C Exam

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.

  • 8.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

In this one hour course, the design professional will consider hand drying strategies used in various types of restrooms including schools, restaurants, stadiums, and more. We will assess multiple strategies, including electric hand dryers and the use of paper towels, and compare the life-cycle costs associated with each strategy under different usage scenarios.We conclude with an examination of the environmental and human benefits from the use of high performance hand dryers, including energy use, waste reduction, and acoustics.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about HDPE, its physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project. We'll take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1.00 Core Learning PDHs
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 CE Hours
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 Structured Learning Hours
  • 1.00 Core Learning Hours
FREE
MASA Architectural Canopies

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building Services

Learn about existing building commissioning and how this applies to LEED and your project, with lessons learned from commissioning professionals.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$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.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources

This course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout. Great insight for all project team members! (Participation in Part 1 is not required)

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the contractor for Sustainable Sites (SS) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will review which SS and IEQ credits have primary responsibility with the contractor, provide a step-by-step action list for each credit, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout.

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
Ann Griffin

This course on LEED for Neighborhood Development provides case studies and on-the-ground information from leading industry professionals to give participants an insightful perspective and deeper understanding of sustainable neighborhood development and the ND certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will teach design team members and owners how to integrate sustainable design and related LEED tasks into standard design phases. We will discuss which LEED credits should be addressed in each design phase, and new feasibility, analysis and meetings that should be accounted for in budgets and scheduling. The course will also review the LEED Application process, and present tips on using LEED Online to manage the LEED documentation process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED Project Management for Contractors

This course provides an overview of the specific roles and responsibilities of the Contractor for the LEED BD&C rating systems for each phase of construction – from pre-construction to project close-out. Tips and tricks, as well as a step-by-step action list will help Contractors – and their Sub-Contractors - successfully implement LEED practices, whether their first LEED project or their fiftieth.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides an introduction to the newest LEED product, LEED Retail 2009, which includes both LEED Retail NC and LEED Retail CI. The course will help retail designers and retail project managers understand the challenges that retailers had using the standard LEED system that led to the creation of an alternative LEED product for retail.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Building Services

Attendees will get an overview of commissioning for LEED v4. GBS experts will provide an outline of the overarching changes to the core LEED Version 4 products to give attendees a better understanding of how to remain nimble and communicate with team members and clients about what the changes really mean.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides a review of LEED management best practices, including integrating LEED tasks into standard design phases. It brings tips based in the author’s extensive experience with numerous LEED projects to all LEED APs, and references current USGBC/GBCI LEED products including LEED 2009, LEED Online and Certification process.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Excel Dryer Inc.

An overview of how sustainable restroom design can address global concerns. Identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures. Also, see in-depth analysis of how these products earn points toward LEED v4 credits and other green building standards to comply with new, best practices in green building.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
TOTO USA

In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing

This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Earthly Ideas LLC

Want your building occupants to have a greater understanding of the green building features you designed – and achieve an innovation credit? A look at LI ID#3115 will illustrate how to develop the title and intent, environmental benefits, requirements, and approaches and strategies when utilizing a LEED project as a teaching tool. We review several case studies and we also discover how the applicability matrix of the LEED Interpretations and Addenda Database for this LI can be applied to LEED CI and EBOM rating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Seamless: The Union of Interior Design & Smart Home Technology

The “smart buildings” movement includes leading design professionals who are adopting proven and appropriate technologies into their designs to add value for their clients, and describes the rapid adoption of these technologies in the built environment. Join us for this 1-hour course to explore how designs can incorporate these technologies to improve the user experience.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
COX Wood

This 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
FSC Certified Wood

This one hour movie explores the FSC certification process, fire suppression, the role of old growth forests, and watershed protection. Join us as we journey into redwood forests, down the Rogue River watershed, and talk to veteran foresters & loggers. LEEDv3 Materials and Resources Credit 7 for NC, Schools, and CS is analyzed in detail. Industry professionals offer advice about the FSC certification process, chain of custody requirements, and design team responsibilities.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria

Emphasizing the importance of restoration and preservation of natural habitats, this one hour educational film explores issues confronting design professionals when selecting a building site. With a focus on reducing environmental impacts from building on or near environmentally sensitive sites, such as on farmland or near wetlands, the course delves into the requirements of LEED v3 Sustainable Sites Credit.

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

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

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Steven Winter Associates

This one hour 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!

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
ECO™ by Cosentino

This course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's integrity, how they would be specified and how they would obtain LEED points. This course compares and contrasts traditional and recycled surfacing materials, pointing out the benefits of going beyond "green."

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

Discover how the distribution of hot water impacts energy and water consumption and waste. Learn how demand recirculation pumps improve water and energy efficiency and overall sustainability.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
3W Studio

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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Courses For Engineers
Alpolic Materials

Gain insight into how rain screen systems contribute to the weatherability and sustainability of a building. Learn about the importance using sustainable materials for the system contribute to lower energy consumption, minimal impacts to the environment, and improving indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Big Ass Fans

Following a video case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00

In this one hour course, the design professional will review implementation strategies for an integrative design and construction process. We also evaluate the new Integrative Process credit in the LEED v4 rating system, and outline the necessary activities to achieve the credit. The design professional will explore collaboration strategies to help control project costs, and discover energy efficiency measures which are enabled through engagement with the building occupants.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building Services

Learn about the RetroCommissioning process and how to implement this process on an existing building, with lessons learned from a commissioning professional and professional engineers.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE
Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Gallina

This course discusses the importance of daylighting to human health and well-being and provides an overview of polycarbonate glazing systems, their sustainable attributes, and how they contribute to LEED certification.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building and the LEED v4 AP BD+C Exam

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.

  • 8.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building Services

Learn about existing building commissioning and how this applies to LEED and your project, with lessons learned from commissioning professionals.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$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.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources

This course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout. Great insight for all project team members! (Participation in Part 1 is not required)

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the contractor for Sustainable Sites (SS) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will review which SS and IEQ credits have primary responsibility with the contractor, provide a step-by-step action list for each credit, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout.

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
Green Building Services

Attendees will get an overview of commissioning for LEED v4. GBS experts will provide an outline of the overarching changes to the core LEED Version 4 products to give attendees a better understanding of how to remain nimble and communicate with team members and clients about what the changes really mean.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing

This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
COX Wood

This 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Courses For Contractors
Big Ass Fans

Following a video case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain

In this course, the participant will discover how to address social equity within the community and supply chain as it applies to LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits. We will discuss ways to think about social equity as it relates to the sourcing of building products and how the project can help address the concerns of diverse, and often underserved, communities. The course details the intent and requirements of the community and supply chain pilot credits, providing a straightforward methodology to assess and document achievement of these often overlooked concerns.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Green Step Education

Gain practical experience applicable to a LEED BD+C or ID+C project. This online audio course includes hands-on training for the Indoor Water Use Reduction credit and prerequisite. The presenter coaches participants to complete these LEED credit calculations by hand, providing a solid foundation for the variables, assumptions and calculation methodologies. Participants will also practice with the LEED Online template that is required for LEED documentation.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
Don’t Miss The Mark

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Code Knowledge LLC

This course will familiarize participants with the development, scope, intent and application of the administrative provisions contained in Chapter One of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC. Participants will gain an understanding of how the IgCC fits within the context of other green building rating systems and standards.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$35.00
Green Code Knowledge LLC

The goal of this webinar is for participants to familiarize themselves with the development, scope, intent and application of the provisions of Section 806, Material Emissions And Pollutant Control, contained in Chapter Eight, Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort, of the International Green Construction Code, also known as the IgCC.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE
Green Building and the LEED v4 AP BD+C Exam

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.

  • 8.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
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.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources

This course continues exploring the role of the contractor and the specific Materials and Resources (MR) credits for which they are primarily responsible in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will provide a step-by-step action list for MR credits 3-7, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking required data. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout. Great insight for all project team members! (Participation in Part 1 is not required)

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the contractor for Sustainable Sites (SS) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in this 1.5 hour audio course. We will review which SS and IEQ credits have primary responsibility with the contractor, provide a step-by-step action list for each credit, and share valuable tools for documenting and tracking. The course features hands-on LEED Online template tutorials, and helpful tips for implementation, tracking and documentation throughout.

  • 1.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.50 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.50 LEED Specific BD+C
$42.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will teach design team members and owners how to integrate sustainable design and related LEED tasks into standard design phases. We will discuss which LEED credits should be addressed in each design phase, and new feasibility, analysis and meetings that should be accounted for in budgets and scheduling. The course will also review the LEED Application process, and present tips on using LEED Online to manage the LEED documentation process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
LEED Project Management for Contractors

This course provides an overview of the specific roles and responsibilities of the Contractor for the LEED BD&C rating systems for each phase of construction – from pre-construction to project close-out. Tips and tricks, as well as a step-by-step action list will help Contractors – and their Sub-Contractors - successfully implement LEED practices, whether their first LEED project or their fiftieth.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

This course documents the design challenges for the Health Sciences Education Building in Arizona. Design team members discuss sustainable sites, integrated design process, energy models, copper cladding, and the LEED campus approach. Ultimately, the documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

GBCI LEED SPECIFIC MOVIE! This GBCI LEED Specific course is part two of a documentary exploring the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) pursuing LEED certification under the LEED NC 2009 v3 rating system, using the Campus Program as a case study. Through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and construction video tours, we will concentrate on credit implementation during construction.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
TOTO USA

In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing

This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
COX Wood

This 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
FSC Certified Wood

This one hour movie explores the FSC certification process, fire suppression, the role of old growth forests, and watershed protection. Join us as we journey into redwood forests, down the Rogue River watershed, and talk to veteran foresters & loggers. LEEDv3 Materials and Resources Credit 7 for NC, Schools, and CS is analyzed in detail. Industry professionals offer advice about the FSC certification process, chain of custody requirements, and design team responsibilities.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
Elevated Pools, Spas, and Water Feature Construction

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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 LA/CES PDHs for ASLA members
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Featured Courses
The McIntosh Group

The requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards are detailed and can be overwhelming to interpret. This session is designed to help you understand how they directly affect architects and engineers. We’ll break down the ADA Standards into easy to digest nuggets and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of ADA compliance.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Courses for Interior Designers
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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
3W Studio

ADAAG uses several terms to describe different types of pedestrian routes or paths through a given facility. These include: Circulation Path, Accessible Route, Path of Travel and Accessible Path of Travel. Accessibility is not limited to buildings; it is an extension of the route to the site and circulation through the site and buildings. In this course, we will review and discuss the design requirements of accessible routes.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Big Ass Fans

Following a video case study format, selected project team members from the DPR Phoenix Regional Headquarters tell their stories through a series of interviews, info-graphics, and building video tours.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE

Lighting provides unparalleled utility within our built environment, although with these benefits there is an environmental trade-off. The production of electricity produces greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the manufacture of lighting equipment consumes resources. Join us in this one hour course to evaluate the environmental upsides of low-cost, sustainable tubular LED retrofits for existing linear fluorescent systems for buildings and interiors, while exploring the critical performance differences and safety and health impacts within this rapidly maturing technology.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific HOMES
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ND
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
FREE
Glass Walkways and Stair Treads

Discuss how to design glass into walkways and stairs, the role glass walkways play in sustainable design, and what to consider during the design process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Green Building and the LEED v4 AP BD+C Exam

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.

  • 8.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
LEED®v4 AP O+M Exam

Pass the LEED AP O+M exam through this exciting in-depth review of the LEED v4 rating system. This online anytime course includes a study guide, practice questions, study sheets, and a Certificate of Completion for 5.5 AIA HSW Hours. The program includes tips and study methods to pass the LEED O+M exam the first time. Learn from the #1 USGBC Education Partner.

  • 5.50 HSW/LU CE Hour
$229.00
How Accessible is Your Work Place?

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

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00

Learn about HDPE, its physical attributes, composition, design options and sustainable contributions to the design and construction of any project. We'll take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments.

  • 1.00 Core Learning PDHs
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 CE Hours
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 Structured Learning Hours
  • 1.00 Core Learning Hours
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course will teach design team members and owners how to integrate sustainable design and related LEED tasks into standard design phases. We will discuss which LEED credits should be addressed in each design phase, and new feasibility, analysis and meetings that should be accounted for in budgets and scheduling. The course will also review the LEED Application process, and present tips on using LEED Online to manage the LEED documentation process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
$35.00
T. Stern Sustainability LLC

This course provides an introduction to the newest LEED product, LEED Retail 2009, which includes both LEED Retail NC and LEED Retail CI. The course will help retail designers and retail project managers understand the challenges that retailers had using the standard LEED system that led to the creation of an alternative LEED product for retail.

  • 1.00 LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
$35.00
Excel Dryer Inc.

An overview of how sustainable restroom design can address global concerns. Identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures. Also, see in-depth analysis of how these products earn points toward LEED v4 credits and other green building standards to comply with new, best practices in green building.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour course, the design professional will gain an understanding of photocatalysis and how it works. We will discuss sustainability and the environmental benefits of photocatalytic technology. We will then evaluate how photocatalytic surfaces impact the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall life cycle of a building project, and how these surfaces lead to improved indoor environmental quality.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
TOTO USA

In this one hour narrated course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
FREE
Providing Alternative Energy with BIPV Standing Seam Roofing

This course will help the designer to understand BIPV solar laminates and incorporate BIPVs into their designs with standing seam metal roofing systems. We will review how BIPVs can contribute towards a project earning LEED Certification through a discussion on key sustainable issues and the specification process.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
Earthly Ideas LLC

Want your building occupants to have a greater understanding of the green building features you designed – and achieve an innovation credit? A look at LI ID#3115 will illustrate how to develop the title and intent, environmental benefits, requirements, and approaches and strategies when utilizing a LEED project as a teaching tool. We review several case studies and we also discover how the applicability matrix of the LEED Interpretations and Addenda Database for this LI can be applied to LEED CI and EBOM rating systems.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
  • 1.00 LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific ID+C
  • 1.00 LEED Specific O+M
$35.00
Seamless: The Union of Interior Design & Smart Home Technology

The “smart buildings” movement includes leading design professionals who are adopting proven and appropriate technologies into their designs to add value for their clients, and describes the rapid adoption of these technologies in the built environment. Join us for this 1-hour course to explore how designs can incorporate these technologies to improve the user experience.

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
COX Wood

This 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.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

Learn about the sustainable advantages of building with steel. Discover how specifying steel can contribute to LEED credits as well as compliance with International Green Construction Code (IgCC) requirements.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE
FSC Certified Wood

This one hour movie explores the FSC certification process, fire suppression, the role of old growth forests, and watershed protection. Join us as we journey into redwood forests, down the Rogue River watershed, and talk to veteran foresters & loggers. LEEDv3 Materials and Resources Credit 7 for NC, Schools, and CS is analyzed in detail. Industry professionals offer advice about the FSC certification process, chain of custody requirements, and design team responsibilities.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
$19.00
Quest Construction Products

In this one hour course, we will define the key attributes of sustainable roofing within a long-term design view. We will learn about sustainable roofing benefits, including extended roof life and reduced heat island effect. Through case studies, we will explore fluid-applied roof systems. We will access applications and installations of sustainable roofs in terms of best practices, performance and contribution to a sustainable built environment.

  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1.00 General Hour for LEED Professionals
FREE

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

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
Steven Winter Associates

This one hour 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!

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
ECO™ by Cosentino

This course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's integrity, how they would be specified and how they would obtain LEED points. This course compares and contrasts traditional and recycled surfacing materials, pointing out the benefits of going beyond "green."

1.00 AIA - HSU/LU CE Hours
1.00 GBCI - General Hour for LEED Professionals
0.10 IDCEC - CEU
FREE
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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00
3W Studio

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.

  • 1.00 Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1.00 HSW/LU CE Hour
$35.00