Look up to Create Better Learning Environments

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
By Kathy Price-Robinson
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU*; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; OAA 1 Learning Hour; NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the design challenges faced in various education spaces and how to apply acoustical control to enhance learning environments for students and teachers, especially as it relates to earning LEED certification.
  2. Review how sustainability benefits of ceilings and walls contribute to high performance schools and LEED certification.
  3. Define how ceiling and wall solutions contribute to LEED IAQ credits.
  4. Describe how integrated ceiling solutions and common conditions can increase an educational facility’s performance for the benefit of students and teachers.
  5. Define how inspiring ceiling designs can transform spaces in educational environments.

This course is part of the Sustainability Academy

In this course, we consider the impacts that excess noise can have on learning environments and on those who occupy these noisy spaces, and how to design ceilings and walls to help create quieter spaces that are more conducive to thinking, learning, and discussion.

We also discuss how to achieve better air quality and sustainability in schools with ceiling specification, which helps earn LEED certification, as well as gracefully and stylishly integrating lighting, HVAC, and electronics into the ceiling design. Equally important is creating inspirational spaces that will engage not just the students, teachers, and administrators, but also the public and benefactors.

Look Up