Coating Innovations and the Healthy Building Movement

Learn how advanced coatings can be leveraged for the design & construction of healthier buildings.


Fueled by demand for spaces that contribute to occupant well-being, owners are looking to design and construct healthier buildings.

Advanced coatings can help address common concerns prevalent in commercial space. Transparency is critical to selecting products that perform as claimed, so you'll learn how to find coatings that are third-party certified. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory. This is especially beneficial in urban areas with minimal exposure to green space.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the benefits of incorporating products and design decisions that may help improve indoor air quality and occupant well-being in a variety of commercial settings.
  • Discuss strategies for improving health and well-being in the built environment by incorporating nature through biophilic design theory.
  • Understand how breakthrough paint and coating technologies address challenges in interior spaces as well as help earn points toward earning green building certification.
  • Identify products with third party certifications and Environmental Products Declarations which indicate materials transparency and increase confidence in specifying low-emitting products.

This free course is brought to you through a partnership with Sherwin Williams. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Sherwin Williams.

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