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).

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites

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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Decorative Hardwood Plywood: Attractive & Sustainable

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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection

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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

(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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(09) Finishes

Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering
Preserving Natural Resources Through Creative Engineering

It is important to be able to determine how to utilize, distinguish and identify the right acoustic products for your project. This course will assist in your understanding and enable you with those skills. We'll look at the product development process of diverting and recycling tires from landfills. After describing this sustainable reusable practice we'll discuss performance benefits of acoustic underlay products.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Hands Get Wet: Restroom Design with the End in Mind

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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
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.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(22) Plumbing

Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Applications
Vacuum Plumbing & A Sustainable Future: Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Applications

This course will help you learn more about the benefits of Vacuum Plumbing Systems in healthcare, commercial and industrial environments including contributions to sustainability and occupant health.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
People, our Planet and Water

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

(32) Exterior Improvements

Encouraging Play: Low-cost Options for Transforming Asphalt Playgrounds into Dynamic Play Centers

We will discuss how to transform playgrounds/schoolyards using water-based coatings. We will outline the benefits of schoolyard revitalization and examine playground initiative case studies from a wide range of US geographies.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Sustainable Streets: Creating Livable Communities

Explore how walking paths and pavement design can bring communities together to create a more livable neighborhood and community environment. Review applications concerning traffic calming and environmental benefits of pavement design. Through this course, we strive to expand the scope of sustainability from individual projects to include neighborhoods and the connectivity that is vital to every community.

Available For Continental US
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals