AIA HSW Lunch & Learn Courses
Lunch & Learn

AIA lunch and learn courses are live, instructor-led programs typically held at your firm. The sponsor generally provides lunch for your firm. The lunch and learn courses are registered with the AIA and some are good for GBCI (LEED) hours. AIA Continuing Education lunch and learn presentations are an easy and efficient way for architects, engineers, interior designers, and LEED APs to gain their CE hours. Submit an AIA lunch and learn seminar request today!

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(00) Special Topics

Product Disclosure and the Future of Design

Examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR).

Sponsored by TOTO

(05) Metals

LEED v4: Benefits of Steel and Product Transparency

Get familiar with EPDs and HPDs, the new LEED v4, and the inherent sustainability of steel.

Sponsored by ClarkDietrich

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer: Beautiful by Nature

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types, and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used. Participants will also know what to look for in order to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED projects.

Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products
Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building

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.

Sponsored by Forest Stewardship Council

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Systems and Sustainable Coatings for Commercial Buildings

In this one hour live course, we will review spray polyurethane foam and best practices when utilizing SPF in your designs. This course will specifically highlight how SPF performs in terms of installation and cost savings, sustainability and renewability, and aesthetics. This course will conclude with a brief Q&A session to check for comprehension.

Sponsored by West Roofing
Sustainable Leak-Free Roof Systems

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

Sponsored by GAF

(08) Doors, Windows and Openings

The Role Of Dynamic Glazing In Driving Energy Efficiency In Buildings

This one hour course about dynamic glazing will discuss what dynamic glazing is, what its purpose is and why it is beneficial. You will learn about various types of dynamic glazing and how they contribute to energy reduction and LEED certification.

Sponsored by RavenWindow

(10) Specialties

Incorporating Sustainable Materials Into Commercial Restroom Design

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

Sponsored by Scranton Products
Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose

Explore various material, configuration and hardware options for lockers and their different applications. Examine how HDPE physical attributes, composition, and sustainability contributes to the design and construction of any sustainable project. Identify the role of responsible manufacturing in a product’s life cycle assessment, and which LEED v4 credits can apply.

Sponsored by Scranton Products
Sustainable Washroom Design for Partitions and Accessories (Beyond LEED)

Optimizing the true overall sustainability of a washroom requires the design professional to evaluate many dimensions of partitions and accessories beyond basic LEED Criteria, including: Other Green Features, Maintainability, Durability, Initial & Total Lifecycle Cost, and Aesthetics.

Sponsored by American Specialties, Inc.