Continuing Education credits for AIA, GBCI, and ILFI

Find BuildingGreen articles, webcasts, and reports approved for continuing educations credits through AIA, GBCI, and ILFI. We will record and automatically report CEU credits for members.

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  • Behind the Logos: Understanding Green Product Certifications

    Feature Article

    The number of environmental product standards and certifications is growing rapidly, putting numerous different "green" logos on products. This article reviews the key programs and evaluates their rigor, and offers guidance in using them to accomplish project goals.

  • Natural Ventilation: The Nine Biggest Obstacles and How Project Teams Are Beating Them

    Feature Article

    Designers are reinventing the art and science of passive comfort control even where climate and culture favor mechanical systems.

  • Are Cool Roofs Green? The Answer’s Not Black and White

    Feature Article

    Roofing choices are complicated by heating tradeoffs, climate effects, and condensation, but proponents say reflective roofs still make sense in most climates.

  • Climate Analysis for Architects

    Webcast

    For a lot of people, computer modeling is synonymous with energy modeling, and climate data is something you just input to your energy model. Kjell Anderson wants you to do energy modeling for your buildings, and he wants you to do it early—as BuildingGreen has advocated—not just for "keeping score" at the end. In this webcast, Anderson will demonstrate tools that are so easy that they can be used on every project regardless of budget or sustainability objectives, typically taking 3 to 5 hours once you have your system down—and almost no time for projects in a city where you have already done an analysis.

  • Can Concrete Save Us? Locking Up Carbon in Building Materials

    Feature Article

    Concrete is responsible for a huge proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions. A few companies want to reverse this cycle by sequestering carbon in building materials.

  • The Building Envelope: Innovations in Planning, Materials and Budgets

    Webcast

    Alex Wilson, founder of BuildingGreen and director of the Resilient Design Institute, recently completed a zero-energy retrofit of an old Vermont farmhouse. In this webcast, Alex and his designer-builder, Eli Gould, review their nuts-and-bolts experiences and lessons learned with innovative products and systems, with a focus on the building envelope.

  • LEED vs. Green Globes: What's the Difference?

    Webcast

    If your clients haven’t asked you about Green Globes yet… they will. Are you ready? Our webcast includes insights from practitioners who have done both LEED and Green Globes. We share their surprisingly frank insights into what drives client interest in each system, what they cost, how they perform, and even how many hours they take.

  • Net-Zero Water and More: Moving Beyond “Low Flow”

    Feature Article

    These emerging water strategies are finding momentum and filling the need to address efficiency and resilience on multiple scales.

  • Go with the Flows: The Promise and Peril of Hygrothermal Modeling

    Feature Article

    Tools modeling heat and moisture flows in building envelopes, such as WUFI, offer vital information for architects and engineers-but their misuse can do harm.

  • Building as an Organism: Understanding the Integrative Process Credit in LEED v4 Projects

    Webcast

    What does integrative process mean in practice? In this webcast, John Boecker—a LEED Fellow who was intimately involved in writing LEED v4's Integrative Process credit—walks you through what the IP credit means...how to take advantage of its opportunities…and engage in a process that yields far better building performance than conventional means.