Welcome to EDC's sustainable continuing education section featuring information on green building industry topics. EDC is an AIA and USGBC Education Providers. Articles have been approved by USGBC for 1 GBCI CE hour per article towards LEED Professional credentialing maintenance and/or 1.0 AIA learning unit. Or visit the CE Campus to register for easy access to all of EDC’s CEU articles, quizzes and your certificates. 

How to Earn Your Credit
To qualify for credit, you must read the article, complete the post-article quiz, and pass with an 80% or better. Upon successful completion, your results will be forwarded to AIA for approval but you MUST provide your AIA member number. LEED Professionals may submit their hours to Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) under the "Professional Development/Continuing Education" activity type in "My credentials" at www.gbci.org. A certificate of completion will be emailed to the address you provided. Attendees interested in other forms of credit are responsible for self-reporting to their state licensing board.

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Many are applauding the new and improved LEED v4 (v4) as raising the sustainable building bar and continuing to drive market transformation.


From energy performance to occupant health, every aspect of design and operations is evolving with a focus on better outcomes and greater environmental benefits.


Known for mitigating the urban heat island effect, cool roofing and green, planted roofs can deliver significant energy-saving benefits as well.


The best way to a sustainable building is to know what’s in the materials being used to build it. In just a few short years, the use of environmentally preferable products and materials has become an essential element in the development and construction of new projects.


I-Codes have served as models for almost all state and local building codes in the United States. The 2012 edition of the I-Codes includes several landmark advances in building energy efficiency and sustainability.


Offering one of the best life-cycle values, not to mention ease of maintenance, durability, support, good acoustics and slip resistance, rubber is becoming an increasingly popular sustainable flooring choice.


Designing and installing high-performance building envelope projects to meet challenging new energy codes benefits from a bit of ‘systems thinking.’


Rainwater harvesting and green roofs not only capture stormwater for reuse, but they also help relieve the burden on municipal sewer systems.


Advanced glazings and daylighting systems can help forge the road to zero-energy buildings and significant savings, but only if daylighting designs can avoid unwanted solar heat gain and glare.


New tile sustainability standard raises the bar for multi-attribute product certification and transparency.


Obtaining products from properly managed forests plays an integral role in a sustainable built environment.



The Roof as an Active Asset: Integrating Single-Ply Roofing with Photovoltaic Arrays

The Rooftop is now a place that provides value-added benefits.



Achieving high-performance, sustainable performance requires understanding a complex web of new energy codes and green standards.


Just as mechanical and electrical building equipment continues to make advancements in sustainability, interiors are no exception, particularly flooring systems.


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As demand for environmental transparency grows, EPDs increasingly inform product purchasing and decision making.



Best practices for water conservation and protection include not only cutting-edge building systems but also end-user awareness

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Whether it's clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design, building information modeling continues to prove its worth.


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Chemistry: A Major Driver of Building Performance

Advances in chemistry make more sustainable building envelopes.



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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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