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Continuing education courses

Ambius has partnered with Hanley Wood University to offer continuing education courses that meet the rigorous credentialing standards of Green Business Certification Inc. and The American Institute of Architects.

These courses provide green business professionals with leading guidance from the industry. Find the best course for you below.

  1. Wellness Inspired Design: Specifying Large Scale Living Green Walls For Well-Being

  2. The Future is Biophilic – Exploring Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Wellness Inspired Design: Specifying Large Scale Living Green Walls For Well-Being

Creating spaces that embrace nature has both physical and mental health benefits. These benefits enhance the occupant's experience in an indoor space creating the ambiance of outdoor living. Join other architects and designers in the pursuit of professional development through our course, "Wellness Inspired Design: Specifying Large Scale Living Green Walls For Well-Being."

Course learning objectives:

  • Describe how rising urbanization affects our connection to nature and how biophilic design, including living green walls, can help to combat this problem.
  • Explore how living green walls can help projects achieve LEED and WELL Building Standard certifications.
  • Identify the different types of living green wall systems, their components, and the benefits of each, as well as how irrigation and lighting work with the system.
  • Understand the design and construction of living green walls, plant selection, and how to maintain the system for optimal functionality.
  • Discuss case studies where living green walls were used in different applications.

Course credits:

 IDCEC 0.1 HSW, AIA 1 LU/HSW, GBCI 1 General CE hour

Improve Employee Well-being, Engagement, and Productivity with Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is widely known for having positive outcomes for health and well-being. As more research has been conducted, it has been shown that biophilic design benefits extend to employee engagement and productivity, thus positively influencing an organization’s bottom line. By incorporating elements of biophilia into design strategies, specifiers can create healthy, productive, and inspiring spaces. This course will provide architects and designers with the framework needed to specify beautiful, wellness spaces for occupants.

Course learning objectives:

  • Examine the need for healthy workplaces that promote employee well-being
  • Demonstrate the importance of biophilia and how it can improve workplaces
  • Explore how to apply evidence-based, biophilic design in offices
  • Review how biophilic design can contribute points toward achieving green certification for the LEED, WELL Building Standard, Fitwel, and the Living Building Challenge

Course credits:

AIA 1 LU | HSW, Canada Potential 1 Learning Credit, GBCI 1 CE Hour for LEED AP BD+C, GBCI 1 CE Hour for LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, GBCI 1 CE Hour for WELL AP, IDCEC 0.1 CEU HSW, LA_CES/HSW 1 PDH, PDH Potential 1 Hour