Friday, November 28, 2008

Online Green Education Available for Design Professionals

John Wiley & Sons, the leader in architecture/engineering/construction publishing, is now offering WileyCPE (, an online continuing education system created specifically for A/E/C professionals. courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects and enable design professionals to earn the credits they need to satisfy membership and state licensing board requirements. The online courses are developed and delivered by Wiley’s expert editorial and author teams, and focus on sustainability or health, safety, and welfare (HSW) topics.

Current topics dealing with green design and construction include:

  • “Green Building Assessment”
  • “Life Cycle Assessment for Green Buildings”
  • “Site Analysis for Sustainability”
  • “Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Sites”

Other courses are offered on project management, integrated design, and other basics of good building design. The courses are self-paced, available 24/7, and include audio files, interactive self-learning, and bonus materials. The cost of the courses ranges from $50-100, and all offer immediate certificates showing completion of CEU credits, as well as management of credits achieved through the system.

The site is user-friendly and, as more courses are offered, will become a valuable tool for any design or construction professional looking to expand their knowledge and keep up with current trends in the industry.

For a full list of courses and pricing, see the WileyCPE site.

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