• Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW

    Wellness is a growing trend in many industries, including building design. This is especially true since the COVID-19 pandemic markedly disrupted how we work, learn, live, and play in the spaces we inhabit. This course will analyze the growth of the wellness industry as it relates to the built environment and will introduce the learner to the WELL Building Standard, which is a rating system to help buildings and organizations deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces. Concurrently, we will explore how hearth products such as electric fireplaces can be incorporated into commercial and residential design to enhance occupant health and well-being.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

    1. Analyze the growth of the wellness industry as it relates to the built environment.
    2. Identify how architects can use WELL v2 to prioritize the health and safety of their clients.
    3. Examine how electric hearth products used in commercial buildings may coincide with several of WELL v2’s concepts and features.
    4. Explore how to incorporate electric hearth products into commercial and residential design to create a wellness retreat.


    1. Complete the learning materials located under course content.
    2. Once you have completed the course content, you will need to take the quiz.  You must pass the quiz with a score of 70% or higher to receive credit for the course; AIA credit earned will be reported for you. 
    3. You have unlimited attempts to take the quiz to achieve the minimum score of 70%.
    4. After completing the quiz, your certificate and course survey will be available for you to download.

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  • Survey