Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

The Benefits of Designing Healthier Buildings

Healthy material selection and design options
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
 
Continuing Education
 

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss why healthier buildings are becoming a higher priority for all.
  2. Understand how the interiors of buildings affect occupant health and well-being.
  3. Explore how ceilings can have a positive impact on healthier interiors.
  4. Describe new industry guidelines driving healthier buildings.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
1 GBCI CE Hour
0.1 IDCEC CEU. Credit is also accepted by the ASID, IIDA and IDC
1 LFA CEU
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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.

Investing in healthier buildings is a key trend today, and it’s poised to continue as an important focus in the design and construction industry. This trend stems from an increasing understanding of the connection between the indoor environment and human health over the past 20 years.

Achieving healthier buildings can be accomplished in different ways by different stakeholders in the process. Architects, interior designers, and contractors are perfectly positioned to listen to the needs of their clients and then design and specify building materials that achieve healthier goals. Building owners have a wealth of data that they can analyze to find specific business and financial benefits in healthier buildings. And the industry as a whole is improved when outside influences like public health professionals are brought in to increase public awareness and promote policy issues that result in healthier safer buildings.

This course demonstrates the benefits enjoyed by occupants and building owners when architects and designers have available options to help them create healthier buildings through design options and material specifications.

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Photo courtesy of Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions

 

 

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