Design and the Climate Crisis

Architects and designers have a role to play not just in reducing carbon emissions, but also in addressing the needs of those affected by the climate crisis. We need a global effort to address today's challenges, with strategies that address equity, health, and resilience. How can architects and designers contribute?

Hear from leading sustainability experts and learn how you can get involved and inspire others to commit to making a positive impact.

Featured Guests:

  • Drew Shula, Founder & Principal, Vertical Group
  • Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President, USGBC
  • Vivian Loftness, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Avinash Rajagopal, Editor in Chief, Metropolis

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1.     Understand how the A&D industry can use initiatives like material transparency to build a new model for sustainable design.

2.     Develop strategies for designing and building spaces that are healthier for people and the environment. 

3.     Understand how achitects and designers can reduce carbon emissions now and in the future.

4.     Discuss design strategies that address equity, health, and resilience amongst sustainability.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome & Introduction
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  CEU Presentation
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  Conclusion & Assessment
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  Additional Resources
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When does the course start and finish?

This course is a self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course until October 31, 2022 across any and all devices you own.

How do I receive credit once I complete the course?

The CEU partner listed will provide your certification information to the relevant reporting agency on your behalf. Please allow 4-6 weeks for reporting.

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