Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for members in service to society. Each year the AIA sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure.
CES Sustainability Requirement
On Dec. 9, the AIA Board of Directors voted to modify the AIA’s calendar year continuing education requirement. Beginning in January 2012, AIA members will be required to complete 12 hours of health, safety, and welfare (HSW) education; previously 8 HSW hours were required. The total number of continuing education hours required remains unchanged and is 18 hours, which includes four (4) hours of sustainable design (SD) education. The AIA Board will re-evaluate the SD requirement in 2012.
Everlast now offers a SUSTAINABLE DESIGN/ HSW credit. Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind is pleased to be working with AIA to offer a certified sustainable design (SD) and Health, Safety, and Wellness (HSW) course on recycled rubber flooring for fitness applications. The course is entitled “Solid Recycled Rubber Flooring: Health and Fitness Applications” and is available for continuing education credits in both an online and lunch-and-learn setting. The online option is hosted by AEC Daily, featuring automatic submittal of resulting credits to the AIA. Both the online and lunch-and-learn options will take one hour of time and qualify for one Sustainable Design / HSW learning unit.
Sustainable Design (SD) Learning Units. Sustainable design is achieved through an integrated design and delivery process that enhances the natural and built environment by using energy sensibly with a goal toward carbon neutrality,improves air and water quality, protects and preserves water and other resources, and creates environments, communities and buildings that are livable, comfortable, productive, diverse, safe, and provide enduring value to our community and society as a whole.
To complete Everlast’s online AIA certified “Solid Recycled Rubber Flooring: Health and Fitness Applications” course, click the link below. To schedule a face-to-face presentation at the location of your choice, please contact Jocelyn Dillman at 717-824-8203.
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. GBCI is committed to ensuring precision in the design, development, and implementation of measurement processes for green building performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates). Established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations within the framework of the *U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifications and professional designations have met specific, rigorous criteria.
GBCI develops and administers LEED Professional Credential exams, which include the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty credentials, as well as the LEED for Homes Green Rater and LEED Project Reviewer professional certificates.
GBCI also oversees the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED Professionals. This continuing education requirement keeps LEED professionals at the forefront of the rapidly evolving green building industry, driving ongoing excellence in the marketplace and ensuring that LEED professionals are the most qualified in the field. Everlast now offers a “Solid Recycled Rubber Flooring: Health and Fitness Applications” CE Credit. This course has been officially approved by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) for 1 CE Hour. LEED APs must earn 30 CE hours (6 of which must be LEED-specific hours) and LEED Green Associates must earn 15 CE hours (3 of which must be LEED-specific hours) to maintain their credential.
Reporting CE hours LEED Professionals must self-report all of their CE hours online through My Credentials. No additional documentation will be required unless ECORE or the LEED professional is audited.
To schedule a face to face presentation of QT’s GBCI certified “Recycled Rubber Sound Insulation: Sustainable Benefits” course, please contact Jocelyn Dillman at 1-866-326-5712.