Sustainable and Eco-friendly Building Materials

Sustainable and Eco-friendly Building Materials explores cutting-edge solutions, eco-conscious designs, and environmentally responsible construction practices. Learn about renewable resources, recycled materials, and innovative technologies transforming the building industry.

2 Hours

Approval Number: 9879186

Provider Number: 0009341


In today’s rapidly changing world, the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable building materials is on the rise. This 2-hour online course delves into the realm of sustainable construction and the use of environmentally friendly building materials, offering high-quality continuing education for engineers and professionals in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the Importance of Sustainable Building Materials.
  • List Principles of Sustainable Design and Construction.
  • Discuss Renewable and Rapidly Renewable Building Materials.
  • Differentiate Recycled and Upcycled Materials.
  • Identify Natural and Low-Impact Materials.
  • Explain High-Performance Insulation and Energy Efficiency.
  • State Green Building Strategies and Innovative Solutions.

Who will Benefit from this Class

Sustainable architecture focuses on creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and use materials that have a minimal impact on the environment. Architects with the following interests would benefit from this class:

  • Green Building Design
    This involves designing and constructing buildings with a focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of sustainable materials.
  • Materials Science for Architecture
    Learn about the properties of various building materials and their environmental impact. Explore alternatives to traditional materials that are more sustainable.
  • Environmental Design
    Understand how the design of buildings can influence the surrounding environment. This includes considerations for site planning, landscaping, and sustainable practices.
  • Renewable Energy in Architecture
    Explore ways to incorporate renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, into architectural designs.
  • Building Performance Analysis
    Learn how to assess and optimize the performance of buildings in terms of energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and environmental impact.
  • Sustainable Urban Planning
    Understand how sustainable principles can be applied at the urban scale, including considerations for transportation, infrastructure, and community design.


Class completions are reported to the DBPR.

Renewal Cycle

Continuing Education credits for the 2/28 odd year renewal must be completed by 12/31 even year.

Refer to the Architecture Continuing Education Handbook for additional information.


Florida Architect Continuing Education Requirements
Architects are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (22 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses and 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course).

Florida Interior Designer Continuing Education Requirements
Interior Designers are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (14 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses, 2 hours in the Florida Building Code advance course, and 4 hours in optional or health, safety, and welfare related courses).

Advanced Course Requirement
Both Architect and Interior Design licensees are required to obtain a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education by completing an approved provider’s specialized or advanced course, approved by the Florida Building Commission, on the Florida Building Code, relating to the licensee’s respective area of practice for future renewals.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions About this Class

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Yes, but it is not necessary to pass this test in order to receive credit for this class.

Yes. You can proceed through the slides, activities, audio clips and video clips at your own pace. Take as long or as little time as you would like.

Yes. You should download or print this out for your records.

The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

Yes. Class completion will be reported to the DBPR. Your Education Pathways online account will have a history of the classes that you have taken, but you should retain a copy of your certificates of completion.

FAQs About Our Online Classes in General

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Classes consist of slides that you may click through at your own pace. There are audio clips, some video instructions, activities like matching, drop and drag, pictures, visuals and case studies. Some classes have pop-up quizzes that are not scored. Some, depending upon the requirements of the agency that governs the industry, have final exams of multiple- choice questions. The classes are easy to take and move quickly, depending upon how fast the Learner wants to proceed.

Some industries require their licensees to maintain a fifty-minute hour of seat time and those slides are timed to assure that the requirement is met.

Yes, if the phone is in the landscape position but this is not the ideal way to enjoy or maximize what you learn from the class. A larger screen works very well and is much better to use. Also, some regulatory agencies prohibit taking continuing education classes on cell phones.

Yes. Here’s how:

  1. Click on “My Account” on top of Education Pathways home page.

  2. Enter the user name and password that you chose when you purchased your first class. Hit “enter” on your keyboard.

  3. Click on “View Course” for the class you would like to complete.

Yes, participants typically have access to course materials, presentations, and resources for twelve months after purchasing the course. This allows for review and reference, ensuring continued learning and application of knowledge.

Education Pathways has a 100% money-back guarantee. Should a learner request a refund before the successful completion of a class not reported as completed, the refund will be processed immediately.

Yes. When you reach the end of the class, you will see the word “Certificate” on the left side of the screen. Click on it to download. The Certificate of Completion will have your name, license number, number of continuing education hours (CEU or PDH) and date of completion. This certificate will remain in the dashboard of your account.

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It is always the responsibility of the professional to determine that they have enrolled in the correct classes to fulfill their requirements. Contact the agency that regulates your industry in your state to confirm your requirements.

Education Pathways has been providing online continuing education classes for more than twenty years. We guarantee that the classes are appropriate for the professions that we serve and that promise is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Education Pathways’ online classes provide an interactive learning experience that can be completed at your desired speed for a low cost. Learning by reading a book provides a different type of learning methodology at a significantly higher cost. If you want to revisit course information you can do so at any time within one year of purchasing the class. It is also possible to take a screenshot of a slide if you want to revisit it away from your computer.

Yes. If your profession requires that your credits be reported,. Education Pathways will do that promptly, usually within 24 hours. It sometimes takes the governing agency a few days to update your account. If reporting is not required, retain your Certificates of Completion for your records to confirm that you have completed the classes necessary to renew your license.