Continuing Education Credits in Sustainable Design

The BAC is approved to offer AIA credits (HSW/LU) and GBCI units for many of our Sustainable Design courses. Additional information for each professional organization is listed below. Our 8-week, fully online Sustainable Design course offerings vary by semester. Visit the Continuing Education Courses webpage for current course offerings.

For more information or for registration assistance, contact Continuing Education in the Registrar's Office at ce@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0135. 

AIA: American Institute of Architects

The AIA has approved the following sustainable design courses for continuing education Learning Units (LUs), and some specifically in the area of Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) for architectural registration and AIA membership requirements. AIA members who are registering for an AIA-approved course will need to provide their AIA number to the BAC after they have completed their registration by emailing ce@the-bac.edu. Attendance will be reported to the AIA by the BAC after the course has been completed.

See below for a list of AIA-approved courses.

AIA–Approved Courses
Approved for 24 Learning Units:

  • Marketing Sustainability

Approved for 24 HSW Learning Units:

  • Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking
  • Multiple Urbanisms: Divergence or Synergy
  • Sustainable Design and Preservation
  • Urgent & Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design
  • Global Perspectives on Sustainable Design
  • Solar Energy: Design With the Sun
  • The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If
  • Green Residential Remodeling & Renovation
  • Green Roofs/Green Walls
  • Residential Energy Modeling
  • Greening Existing Buildings
  • Greening the City
  • Green Practice: Energy & Air Quality Principles
  • Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Daylighting and State-of-the-Art Electric Lighting
  • Building Envelope
  • Sustainable Communities: Land Use, Transportation, and Planning
  • Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities
  • Green Building and Health
  • Resilient Design
  • Design for Social Resilience
  • Renewable Energy Sources



GBCI: Green Building Certification Institute

The GBCI's Education Review Board (ERB) has approved a number of the BAC Sustainable Design courses for up to 48 GBCI CE Hours (general category). LEED Green Associates or LEED APs enrolled in an approved course need to track their hours in the course. Following the completion of the course, the student needs to self-report on the GBCI website.

See below for a list of ERB-approved courses. Consult GBCI.org for further details.

ERB (USGBC)–Approved Courses
Approved for 48 GBCI General CE Hours (not LEED specific):

  • Building Envelope
  • Global Perspectives on Sustainable Design
  • Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles
  • Green Roofs/Green Walls
  • Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Solar Energy: Design with the Sun
  • Sustainable Communities, Land Use and Transportation
  • Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking
  • Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities
  • The Urgent and Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design
  • The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If