Ceilings and Wall Partitions for Healthy, Sustainable Spaces

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Presented by Anita Snader, LEED AP, and Abigail Martin
Webinar On-Demand
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; 1 LEED AP BD+C; 1 LEED AP ID+C; 1 WELL AP; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline key elements to consider when specifying materials and systems for healthy and sustainable interiors and how various materials, ceiling systems, and technologies can help create healthy spaces in a post-COVID world, including improved indoor air quality.
  2. Explain how interior finish systems can contribute to the health, productivity, and well-being of building occupants.
  3. Describe how ceiling systems can help earn multiple credit categories in green building programs such as WELL, LEED, and LBC.
  4. Outline how ceiling systems can help meet evolving standards for cleaning, filtration, and air ventilation.

This course is part of the Indoor Environmental Quality: Healthy Design Academy

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our world, placing an even greater emphasis on health and well-being inside our buildings. This course will discuss the key elements of healthy and sustainable interiors based on a recent Occupant research study, and the added considerations related to COVID-19 virus transmission. Participants will learn how interior finishing systems, in particular ceilings and wall partitions, can help address these concerns. Emphasis will be placed on systems which help control airflow, clean and filter the air, and/or protect occupants by ensuring adequate physical distancing and design of flexible spaces. Participants will also learn how these systems can help earn green building certification under programs such as LEED, WELL, and LBC, and how these systems can help meet new and evolving standards to protect the health and safety of building occupants in a post-COVID world. Finally, participants will explore how all of these elements come together with new sustainable materials and inspiring design options in the Healthy Spaces Living Lab Pilot, designed in concert with Gensler, on the Armstrong campus.

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Anita Snader, LEED AP manages environmental initiatives, working closely with technical, marketing, and sales to develop programs and tools for customers. She co-chaired the LEED EB Platinum certification of Corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA; and recertification in April 2014. She served on the Central Pennsylvania Green Building Council Board for seven years. Her experience is in Marketing, Research, Product Development and Customer Satisfaction both in the consumer goods, hospitality, building products and advertising industries.


Abigail Martin is the marketing manager for Armstrong's growing specialty products team, helping develop new solutions to bring our customers' visions to life. Whether answering the need for one-of-a-kind, boutique or custom projects or making standard specialty products easy to include in everyday standout designs, Abby is a true champion for commercial specialty solutions and healthy spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Abby has recently integrated new business acquisitions including ACGI, Arktura, Moz Designs, and Turf Design to broaden the specialties portfolio and diversify design options.

Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial ceiling and wall systems. At home, at work, in health-care facilities, classrooms, stores, and restaurants, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offer interior options that help create healthy, sustainable spaces that protect people and cultivate well-being and comfort so they can be at their best.

Armstrong is committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower its customers to create beautiful, high-performance residential and commercial buildings. Armstrong continues to grow and prosper for the benefit of all its stakeholders. armstrongceilings.com/commercial


Originally published in June 2021