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. Students will gain an understanding of the toxics present in common building materials and learn how they affect human and environmental health. They will learn how to make healthier choices and how to explain the importance of designing with non-toxic materials to their clients and contractors. Each of these self-guided short courses can be completed in two weeks. The self paced nature of these courses allow students to study on their own schedules.

Courses qualify for AIA and IDCEC HSW CEUs.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 4

Price: $50 each or $100 for all four
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

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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