Enrollment Update: Registration is open for all adult and pre-college fall courses.

1 Courses Required

About This Certificate

Build healthier environments for all and transform your design practice. Developed by the Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, this program serves professionals working in the field and students in Parsons degree programs. These courses offer a comprehensive guide to the design of buildings and their interiors, resulting in projects that protect human and environmental health and foster sustainability. You gain an understanding of the toxics present in common building materials and learn how they affect human and environmental health. You learn how to make more healthful choices and how to explain the importance of designing with non-toxic materials to clients and contractors. Each of these self-guided short courses can be completed in two weeks. The self-paced nature of these courses allows you to study on your own schedules.

Courses qualify for AIA and IDCEC HSW CEUs.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 1

Price: $100 
Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.

What You’ll Gain

  • An understanding of the relationship between buildings and occupant health
  • Knowledge of certification criteria for sustainable and healthier buildings
  • Awareness of professional resources in a rapidly changing field
  • A more nuanced approach to sequencing design and construction

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete quizzes at any time

Who Should Enroll

  • Architects, interior designers, and specifiers who source materials and FFE
  • Affordable housing professionals
  • Real estate professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of sustainability
  • Corporate and public policy professionals exploring social justice in supply chains

What You’ll Earn

After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.


Additional Details

Healthier Materials and Sustainable Building Certificate

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Explore the dynamic relationship between buildings, health, and livability. You have the option to complete this four-course program within one semester.



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