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Sustainable Design Collective (by Women in Office Design Ltd)

The Sustainable Design Academy – hosted by the Sustainable Design Collective – offers a learning and skills development platform focussed on the environmental and social impact of the design and architecture industry.

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Our online bite-size courses are curated and compiled by leading members of the workplace design industry and sustainability consultants and provide practical learning for new entrants to the sector as well as established practitioners.

Harsha Kotak, Founder, WOD

CPD Courses

CPD course title: Sustainability Principles

  • CPD Fees: FREE for BIID Members

  • CPD Duration: 2 hours plus research

  • CPD Venue: Online

  • Regions: Worldwide

CPD overview

An online bite-size course (comprising four modules + reference material and articles) curated and presented by leading members of the workplace design industry. Content includes the concepts and foundations of sustainability including definitions and principles and the application of these principles within architecture, interiors, and business in general. Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG).

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following content:

  • Overview and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability.
  • Understand the basic terminology and interactions between environmental and people-centric design approaches.
  • Obtain the knowledge to continue your learning and skills development within specific topics.

To find out more please contact Harsha Kotak on E: hello@woduk.com T: 07882 919 081


CPD course title: Certifications Standards

  • CPD Fees: £19.99

  • CPD Duration: 2 hours plus research

  • CPD Venue: Online

  • Regions: Worldwide

CPD overview

A 'bite size' online course offering an overview and introduction to the different certification standards, and the impact and implications for workplace design. It is compiled and presented by leading members of the workplace design industry and sustainability consultants. It provides practical learning for new entrants to the sector as well as established practitioners. This course includes three modules, plus reference material and articles, and is presented by Ana Rita Martins of Woodalls, and Lucy Bagshaw of TP Bennett.

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following content:

  • A focus on the different building certification standards
  • Working to specific building standards and frameworks
  • Sustainability assessments
  • Achieving points across different standards
  • Environmental and wellbeing considerations
  • Achieving greater sustainability outside of defined frameworks.

The course offers the opportunity to obtain the knowledge to continue learning and skills development within specific topics.

Certificate of attendance is provided.

To find out more please contact Harsha Kotak on E: hello@woduk.com T: 07882 919 081


CPD course title: Circular Economy and Design

  • CPD Fees: £19.99

  • CPD Duration: 2 hours plus research

  • CPD Venue: Online

  • Regions: Worldwide

CPD overview

A 'bite size' online course covering the principles of the circular economy and application within design. It is compiled and presented by leading members of the workplace design industry and sustainability consultants. It provides practical learning for new entrants to the sector as well as established practitioners. This course includes four modules, plus reference material and articles, and is presented by Asif Din of Perkins and Will and Lucy Bagshaw of TP Bennett.

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following content:

  • The application of the circular economy within workplace projects
  • Definitions and principles
  • Technical and biological cycles
  • Significance and benefits
  • Implementation
  • Procurement and tendering for greater circularity.

Outcome objectives include an overview and understanding of the concept of the circular economy and its application within workplace design, understanding the basic terminology, and how to introduce greater circularity within specification and procurement.

The course offers the opportunity to obtain the knowledge to continue learning and skills development within specific topics.

To find out more please contact Harsha Kotak on E: hello@woduk.com T: 07882 919 081


CPD course title: Neurodiversity

  • CPD Fees: £14.99

  • CPD Duration: 1 hour plus research

  • CPD Venue: Online

  • Regions: Worldwide

CPD overview

A 'bite size' online course providing a focus on design for neurodiversity. It is compiled and presented by leading members of the workplace design industry and sustainability consultants. It provides practical learning for new entrants to the sector as well as established practitioners. This course includes one module, plus reference material and articles, and is presented by Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace, HOK (Washington DC).

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following content:

  • The definition and relevance of neurodiversity
  • Creating work environments that support both neurotypical and neurodiverse employees
  • Design implications
  • Acoustic, visual, and physical stimulation
  • Choices and options.

The course offers the opportunity to obtain the knowledge to continue learning and skills development within specific topics.

A certificate of completion is provided

To find out more please contact Harsha Kotak on E: hello@woduk.com T: 07882 919 081


CPD course title: Biophilia

  • CPD Fees: £24.99

  • CPD Duration: 1 hour plus research

  • CPD Venue: Online Video

  • Regions: Worldwide

CPD overview

A 'bite size' online course curated a by leading members of the workplace design industry and offering an introduction to biophilic design. It is compiled and presented by leading members of the workplace design industry and sustainability consultants. It provides practical learning for new entrants to the sector as well as established practitioners.  This course includes one module, plus reference material and articles, and is presented by Anja Schellenbauer of Conran and Partners.

Learning Objectives

The course covers the following content:

  • Biophilic or bio design (embracing far more than plants)
  • The principles and the connections between people and nature within the workplace environment
  • Designing for wellbeing and a more people-centric approach.

The course offers the opportunity to obtain the knowledge to continue learning and skills development within specific topics.

A certificate of attendance is included.

To find out more please contact Harsha Kotak on E: hello@woduk.com T: 07882 919 081