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Healthier Materials and Sustainable Buildings, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #531 (QS) Online
Developed by Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, the Healthier Materials and Sustainable Buildings program offered by Parsons School of Design - The New School the program serves professionals working in the field and students in Parsons degree programs.

About

Courses offer practical information on designing interiors that foster health through carefully selected material components. Students learn to identify hazardous substances frequently used in buildings and compare options, explain the importance of designing with nontoxic materials, and specify materials according to established criteria.

Each of these self-guided short courses can be completed in two weeks. Enrollment rolls throughout the semester allowing students to complete each course at their own pace. Depending on the time available, all four courses can be completed in one or two semesters.

What You’ll Learn

  • The ability to compare products and materials used in the built environment
  • The ability to evaluate products and materials, identifying hazards and comparing suitable options
  • The ability to set criteria, analyze product information, and specify materials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials and Human Health
  • Building Products and Chemistry
  • Healthier Material Design and Specifications
  • Implementation and Execution

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who Should Enroll:

  • Practitioners working with built environments or in product specification, installation, and maintenance professions
  • Health and sustainability researchers and administrators
  • City and building planners
  • Architects, interior designers, and project managers interested in sustainable building practices

Tuition Fee

  • International

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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