Continuing Education Online Providers For Building Professionals

THE AIA 2030 CHALLEGE  Buildings are the major source of global demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

LEED CEU Providers (U.S. Green Building Council; directs to outside providers, both online and realtime presentations- Below compendium of 5 free USGBC approved course links taken from
  1 AEC Daily
◦52 approved courses
◦Hosts courses typically developed by manufacturers. Easy to use and an excellent source for just about every other continuing education body imaginable (AIA, CSI, IDCEC, etc.). You can filter results by other education bodies here.
2 Energy University by Schneider Electric
◦22 approved courses
◦The USGBC Course Catalog shows 22 approved courses, though the total offerings on the Schneider site show 25 classes, so I would recommend using the course catalog to make sure the classes you take are approved. Most of these courses deal with HVAC and electrical engineering issues... go figure!
3 McGraw Hill -> "Advanced Options" -> Select McGraw-Hill Construction from the "Providers" list -> Click "Go"
◦18 approved courses
◦Basically a bunch of articles and online courses that are also available in their Architectural Record and Greensource publications. Many of the courses also earn AIA credits.
4 Environmental Design + Construction -> "Advanced Options" -> Select Environmental Design and Construction from the "Providers" list -> Click "Go"
◦3 approved courses
◦Very similar to McGraw Hill format and also offering AIA credits.
5 Leonardo Academy
◦1 approved course
◦This live webinar is taking place on June 17th. Word from staff at Leonardo is that they'll be adding more classes in the future. (Green Building Education Services (GBES) is the leading provider of online LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exam preparation solutions and services. Mission: To help people learn about green building and to pass their LEED exams the first time.) (looks like it just opened, 1 course, all others under development) (LEED GA +BPI* + 399.00 all LEED CEU’s course, solar also offered)*Building Performance Institute (The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) provides programs to educate design and specifying professionals on indoor air quality (IAQ) and sustainability. Continuing education and certification for high IAQ using low VOC** products.) **Volitile Organic compounds     (sustainability training, game oriented, UK)    (Has more than 2,400 hours of online education developed and available. RedVector has continuing education for every profession including AIA .)   (free continuing education credits which are recorded with the AIA and CSI.)
Architect AIA CEU/LU: SD/HSW Providers (American Institute of Architects-directs to outside providers, both online and realtime presentations) (National Council of Architecture Registration Boards- Monographs by highly qualified individuals) (architectural record) (architectural record) ( Ron Blank & Associates has continuing education courses of architectural products.)    (ex: Structural Insulated Panels has their course on Ron Blank & Associates)  (GreenCE, Inc., an affiliate of Ron Blank & Associates, Inc., is an online resource for design professionals who want to learn more about sustainable design, conservation, and LEED related topics. )
Standards/Information/Course Managment (Founded in 2001, the Atlanta Chapter constructed the foundation of the U.S. Green Building Council Georgia Chapter (USGBC-GA) under the umbrella of Southface Energy Institute.)   (IACET is known as the premier standard-setting organization for continuing education and training providers.)   (The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) provides an invaluable platform for insight, collaboration and education. EEBA delivers unique and relevant, multi-platform educational resources with the intention to manifest sustainable and responsible building principles in the design, marketing and execution of the building process. )   (In the most commonly-used method of course design an instructor plans a course around a list of content items important to the discipline...this tutorial, on the other hand, centers a course around a set of overarching goals that answer the question, "What do I want my participants to be able to do when they have completed the course?")   ( Online education technology experts - just design and develope the content, this company takes care of the technology end.)
Atlanta Specific Green Providers/Organizations

• Energy Ace •  (Consulting and Education)
160 Clairemont Ave, Ste. 600 | Decatur, GA 30030 | 404.378.7800

• Southeast Green •    (Green News)

• Envision Atlanta •    ( a forum open to anyone interested in helping build an aspirational and shared vision for a more sustainable Atlanta.)    (Building Performance Institute; residential energy efficiency retrofit)
Atlanta Building Performance Institute affiliates:
• Southface Energy Institute •
Type: Contractor/Affiliate
Location: 241 Pine Street NE | Atlanta GA 30308
Phone: (404) 604-3613 Fax: (404) 872-3549
Contact Person: Brad Turner
Email Address:
Designations: Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional
• GreenChoice Consulting, LLC •
Type: Affiliate
Location: 1074 Reeder Circle NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306
Phone: (404) 875-0103 Fax: (404) 875-7081
Contact Person: Howard Katzman
Email Address:

• Building Wellness Consultancy Inc.•
Consultant and lecturer on issues regarding Indoor Air Quality and Air Cleaning.
225 Mount Ranier Way
Alpharetta, GA 30022-5438
(770) 594-1877 • Jobs in the energy sector.

PDH content and course Provider (Engineering Professional Development Hour’s: Business plan with contributors of Professional Development Hours getting 30% of sales) 5272 Meadow Estates Drive Fairfax, VA 22030-6658
Interesting Outlooks (Interesting and many times illusive writings by PF Henshaw AIA, but not this statement: "For conceptual models of change, approaching physical limits is a signal to change the model. Concepts can't change by themselves.")