Sustainable architecture and environmental issues are fast spreading terminologies in the fields of architecture and design and more importantly, the need of the hour. The internet contains numerous webinars, courses, and online lectures at our disposal, that range from topics like sustainable materials to new strategies and technological trends relating to sustainability. 

In times like these, what better way to spend time than to learn about new and upcoming topics that are not only interesting but also extremely relevant to the current situation of the world, especially when this abundance of information is just a click away. 

Here’s a list of some interesting and FREE courses and webinars on sustainable architecture that can be useful not only for students but for practicing professionals as well. 

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1. Building with Nature: Resilient Environments and Buildings 

The main objective of this webinar is the importance of designing resilient structures to combat climate change. The discussion is on the approaches and projects that use nature to create and maintain resilience in the built environment. Other aspects discussed are biomimicry, the role of non-structural components, and various ongoing projects. 

Presented by: Architectural Record

Date: Scheduling upon registration till 31/7/20

Link: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/events/475-building-with-nature-resilient-environments-and-buildings

2. A More Transparent Shade of Green

Sustainability in construction today leaves architects, specifiers, and buyers concerned with purchasing products that are environmentally friendly and can achieve a particular project performance. This course explores options that architects and designers have when choosing products that support such possibilities while maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of the clients’ needs.

Presented by: Architectural Record

Date: Scheduling upon registration till 23/6/21

Link: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/events/694-a-more-transparent-shade-of-green

3. Embodied Carbon: Take Action to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Building materials

It is found that the building sector accounts for 30-40% of the total global Green House Gas emissions. Embodied carbon emissions are those which are locked in place as soon as a building is built, and it is necessary that action be taken to reduce this. This webinar will help manufacturers, architects, designers, and professionals with strategies for selecting products and materials that reduce embodied carbon emissions, in order to move towards a more sustainable tomorrow. 

Presented by: Architectural Record

Date: Scheduling upon registration till 30/6/21

Link: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/events/705-embodied-carbon-take-action-to-reduce-the-carbon-emissions-of-building-materials

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4. Sustainable Building Design: Improving the Global Footprint 

This webinar will highlight projects that demonstrate sustainable design in action, and how they are improving the sustainable footprint of the built environment. Architects are at the forefront of movements to promote awareness of the environmental impact of buildings, and are the standard-bearers for new innovations in design and engineering. 

Presented by: Continuing Education Center

Date: Scheduling upon registration

Link: https://continuingeducation.bnpmedia.com/courses/armstrong-ceiling-and-wall-solutions/sustainable-building-design-improving-the-global-footprint-web-live/

5. Sustainable Design webinar series for buildings 

A webinar especially designed for architecture students, aims to help devise strategies to help students solve building challenges related to sustainability and implement them in their own projects. Other objectives are to identify technological trends being utilized for making better buildings and an explanation of ‘Autodesk Insight’ software capabilities. 

Presented by: Autodesk Design Academy

Date: Video available on website

Link: https://academy.autodesk.com/inspiration/webinars/sustainable-design-webinar-series-buildings

6. Automated Building Performance Application 

The organizing company aims at combating climate change by helping architects, contractors, engineers use data-driven design through automation and cost optimization. The webinar revolves around balancing sustainability and the cost of buildings with automated energy, daylight studies, etc. 

Presented by: Coov.tool

Date: Scheduling upon registration

Link: https://www.cove.tools/webinar?utm_medium=website&utm_source=archdaily.com

7. Rainscreen Design and the Use of Terracotta 

An informative webinar on the use of sustainable terracotta cladding, attendees will also learn about how rainscreen cladding allows for back ventilation of the façade, controlling water and vapor infiltration, thereby protecting buildings from water damage. 

Presented by: Avenere Cladding

Date: Scheduling upon registration

Link: https://www.avenerecladding.com/contact/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=archdaily.com

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8. Sustainability: Building and Construction Industry Webinar Series

This webinar series describes important aspects of sustainability services that manufacturers and suppliers, as well as architects of the building construction industry, need to be aware of. 

Presented by: Intertek

Date: Video available on website 

Link: https://www.intertek.com/green/webinars/2019-sustainability-webinar-series/

9. Sustainability Science: A Key Concept for Future Design (course) 

This course talks about historical and current sustainability issues around the world, as well as some of the approaches that have been used to solve them. Attendees will be exposed to industrial and water pollution control issues, in addition to challenges caused by an aging and shrinking population, amongst many others.

Available on: edx.org

Organization: UTokyoX

Length: 6 weeks

Link: https://www.edx.org/course/sustainability-science-a-key-concept-for-future-de

10. Zero Energy Design: An approach to make your building sustainable (course)

This course is an introduction to zero energy design, teaching a stepped approach to designing a zero-energy climate concept for existing buildings: homes, schools, offices, shops, etc. It will demonstrate how an integrated approach can deliver the best results.

Available on: edx.org

Organization: Tu Delft

Length: 7 weeks

Link: https://www.edx.org/course/zero-energy-design-an-approach-to-make-your-buildi

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