Continuing Education

  • Community-Scale Sustainability: Accelerating Change for People and Planet
    December 11, 2017

    Feature Article

    By working at the neighborhood scale, designers and developers can more dramatically improve environmental performance and social equity.

  • The Cost of Comfort: Climate Change and Refrigerants
    November 6, 2017

    Feature Article

    Refrigerants with very high global warming potential can negate the energy-efficiency benefits of many HVAC systems, including popular heat pumps.

  • Affordable Housing and Sustainable Design: The Goals Are Aligned
    October 6, 2017

    Feature Article

    Green building is not just for those with means. 

  • Fundamentals of High Performance Building Assemblies

    Report/Course/Study Guide/Live Webinar

    BuildingGreen's four-part course, designed for architects and builders, provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

  • Better Window Decisions

    Report/Course/Study Guide/Live Webinar

    BuildingGreen's special report dives deep into window and glazing selection, giving you the framework you need to make informed decisions.

  • LEED vs. Green Globes: A Definitive Analysis

    Report/Course/Study Guide/Live Webinar

    Green Globes has a new leader and powerful industry backers. But is it truly “better, faster, cheaper”—or none of the above? We match it up point-by-point with LEED in this special 90-page analysis.

  • What You Need to Know About Concrete and Green Building

    Report/Course/Study Guide/Live Webinar

    Concrete and other cementitious materials have both environmental advantages and disadvantages. As builders and designers, should we be looking for alternatives or embracing concrete over competing materials?

  • The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation

    Report/Course/Study Guide/Live Webinar

    The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation provides detailed guidance on insulation products and practices, including cost comparisons and detailed recommendations on what insulation to use, and what to avoid.

  • Materials Transparency & LEED
    December 6, 2017


    This deep dive into the three Building Product Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) credits in LEED v4 provides the rationale for why product choices are so important, the details on how to achieve points within the three credits, and which options you shouldn't bother pursuing.

  • The Sound of Sustainability: Acoustics in High-Performance Design
    September 6, 2017

    Feature Article

    Acoustic performance is often overlooked by human-centered design. A holistic approach shows how to navigate the complexities of “sustainable acoustics.”