Course Description

This introductory course is designed to provide an understanding of the impact building materials can have on human health, demonstrating systematic intricacies that will challenge professionals to keep asking questions while offering suggestions for how they can address these issues in their workplaces. This introduction is situated in the context of design practice, with additional information presented as the course progresses. Recommended as the first course in a four-course series.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the relationships between human health, building materials, chemical toxicity, and environmental exposures
  • Ability to integrate these issues within the greater context of building materials and environmental health
  • Ability to identify the health and environmental impacts that building products can have throughout their the life cycle
  • Apply strategies for addressing the issues around materials and health in design practice

Additional Information


  • 4 AIA CEU HSW Credits
  • 4.5 IDCEC CEU HSW Credits 
  • Gain scientific understanding and knowledge of material health from a design perspective
  • Enhance your personal design language with technical information
  • Learn relevant information directly from designers: the course was created by designers, for designers, with a design perspective
  • Diversity of expertise of featured advisors provides a holistic approach to the topic]

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Materials and Human Health
Jun 01, 2021 to Aug 14, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $50.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 01, 2021
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