Sustainability Academy
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  3 AIA LU/HSW; 5 AIA LU/Elective

The worldwide push to reduce the effects of climate change is in full swing. Architects are on the forefront of understanding and designing for sustainability in an increasing volatile world. Architects, as community leaders, are rising to the challenge of designing to improve the lives of people, communities, as well as the planet. To protect health, safety and welfare, architects strive to create solutions that build healthier communities. Whether creating flexible programming to accommodate the impact of climate events or specifying more sustainable materials to reduce a project’s carbon footprint, architects are in a unique position to lead the way to a healthier and more sustainable world.

Earn 8 AIA LU (3 AIA LU/HSW; 5 AIA LU/Elective)

Academy Courses
Pursuing a Circular Economy
Understanding how materials, design, and planning can increase sustainability
Vertical School Expansions
Nowhere to Go but Up: Schools on tight urban sites are raising the roof.

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