Sustainability Academy
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  6 AIA LU/HSW; 2 AIA LU/Elective

The Sustainability Academy highlights the leadership role that architects, engineers, and the construction industry can play in finding answers to the challenges presented by climate change. Design choices can have a positive impact on the environment, addressing construction and materials waste, air and water quality, energy usage, and CO2 emissions as well as the health and well-being of building occupants. The courses in the Sustainability Academy endeavor to inspire architects and designers and encourage positive change toward improving the sustainable performance of the built environment.

Earn 8 AIA LU (6 AIA LU/HSW + 2 AIA LU).

Academy Courses
Sustainable Building Design: Improving the Global Footprint
Projects that exemplify sustainable design in action
The Benefits of Designing Healthier Buildings
Healthy material selection and design options
Wellness in the Workplace
The Next Wave: The latest certification tools for sustainability in offices and other buildings put ...
Sustainable Campus Development
Campuses Go Green: Colleges and universities take environmentally responsible design to new levels.
The Picture of Health
A new certification system for buildings places the occupant at the center of sustainable design.
Healthy Materials
Sweating the Small Stuff: Some molecules don’t belong in a building. Product transparency helps ar...

Academy Resources

Editorial Resources

Breath of Fresh Air: Hospitals that rely primarily on passive means for cooling offer a new model for healing environments.

Katharine Logan

Some of the impacts that biophilic elements can have on the health and well-being of building occupants

By Katharine Logan

Ways in which architects can guide projects to be more sustainable by using reclaimed materials and certification guidelines, such as Living Building Challenge (LBC), to meet those goals

Ways in which collaborative efforts between green building advocacy groups, construction and design professionals, and manufacturers have resulted in the emergence of tools and programs for assessing and improving materials