UL Environment provides programs to educate design and specifying professionals on indoor air quality (IAQ) and sustainability. Continuing education units (CEUs) offer to increase understanding of sustainability and indoor air quality issues specific to built environments, such as commercial offices, healthcare settings and educational facilities.

 

Course Accreditations

All courses are Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) accredited through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Other course accreditations include the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

 

Scheduling a Course

UL Environment will co-sponsor CEU events at your request. UL Environment presenters are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) and can assist with making an impact at an organizational meeting of your choice. EMAIL

 

Available Courses

*LEED v 4: Transformation through Transparency, Health and Achievement (LEED Specific)

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

At the completion of this program, the participants will understand the impact of the newest LEED rating program, Version 4, on the BD&C and ID&C rating systems through analysis of credits and rating guides. They will also be able to identify new programs, credits, and concepts introduced to measure building performance. Further the importance of product transparency through disclosure as well as third-party product certifications will be emphasized. Moreover, participants will learn through real life examples how implementation tools referenced in LEED such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations (HPDs), as well as third-party certifications are applied and may lead to credit attainment.

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*Advancing Sustainability through Product Performance and Transparency

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

This course will help architects, designers and specifiers deepen their understanding of the evolving Sustainability landscape standards, codes, and Ecolabels. A second generation presentation, it highlights the needs all types of purchasers have for products to disclose environmental impact, responsible sourcing and packaging, in addition to verified performance through the use of third-party verification and certification programs. Case studies are presented to illustrate effective strategies for product attribute disclosure and how they contribute to sustainable design goals in the built environment.

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*Healthy Indoor Air by Design

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

This presentation will communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating and maintaining. Learn how indoor air pollution impacts human health and economics. Emphasis will be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable design and maintenance of high performing buildings.

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*Transparency and the Role of Environmental Product Declarations

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

Building product transparency has started to gain traction in North America; changes in consumer expectations, building certification systems, and international laws and standards have finally begun to converge in standardized corporate reporting about any number of environmental, social, and health impacts. Many in the design community as well as the manufacturing community are
developing ways to easily communicate some of this information through what it often called a nutrition label for building products. International tools have been developed to easily communicate some of this information through what is known as an environmental product declaration. Illustration of the EPD process, and components of an EPD will be presented.

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Indoor Air Quality and Healing Environments

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

Important issues that affect healthcare environments, such as chemical and biological hazards; special ventilation requirements; indoor air quality; and changing methods of construction and design. With a focus on good IAQ, participants will learn how to apply sustainable design strategies from concept through construction, operations and maintenance. Participants will also learn about building construction resources for creating high-performance healthcare buildings. Case studies illustrating the successes of existing high-performance healing environments will be examined.

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Making the Grade: Healthy Schools Nurturing Healthy Kids

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), GBCI (1 CE)

This course will help designers and building maintenance teams create and maintain K-12 schools that strive for enhanced indoor air quality. Participants will learn about common sources of indoor air pollution in K-12 facilities; the impact that indoor air pollution has on the health of students, faculty and staff; and strategies for creating healthier educational environments. A cost-benefit analysis of achieving enhanced indoor air quality will also be examined.

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It’s All Wrapped Up: Indoor Air Quality and the Building Enclosure

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), GBCI (1 CE)

This presentation covers the importance of sound building envelope construction and how to avoid potential failures that directly contribute to IAQ issues. Discussion of the 4 components of the building envelope; their importance in the overall success of both moisture control and thermal dynamics will be discussed. Further, correlation between the use of healthier building materials, the impact of mold and the timing of envelope material installation sequencing will be clearly drawn to show the health impacts of poor indoor air quality. Case studies will be used for emphasis.

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True Green Clean: Systematically Healthy Cleaning

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), GBCI (1 CE)

Green cleaning is not simply a switch to greener products, but a change in design, construction, and maintenance cultures. Participants will explore both the standard and green common practices of maintenance in buildings, methods of implementation, and the extent that “green” cleaning has addressed issues of indoor air quality and building health. This presentation has been developed to reach out to facility maintenance professionals and design and construction professionals.

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Design to Prevent the Damaging Effects of Mold

Health, Safety & Welfare Credits: AIA (1LU), GBCI (1 CE)

This course outlines the role of the architect in preventing mold in the built environment. Participants will learn about the devastating effect mold has on a building’s structural integrity, material performance, bottom line and occupant health. Identify sources of moisture intrusion and outline preventive strategies to minimize it in the design, construction and operations and maintenance
phases.

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* Available online. Course exam and fees may apply.