Two Important Design Trends in 2023

Take a closer look at the benefits of building automation and best practices for selecting wood products for ceilings and walls.

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previous live event.

By: Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts

Sponsored by: Delta Electronics | Rulon

Explore the health and safety implications of two of the hottest design trends in 2023—building automation and wood ceilings and walls.



After reading this article, you should be able to:

  1. Explain how building automation enhances energy conservation, productivity, and security in a space.
  2. Identify the various types of environmental data that can be monitored to improve and maintain indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings.
  3. Address misconceptions about the presence of formaldehyde in wood products.
  4. Specify the species of hardwood or softwood that is best suited for a certain application.
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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • AIA

    Credits: 1 LU/HSW

    Instructional Delivery Method: On-Demand: Print/Other

    Prerequisites: None

    Program Level: Basic

    Advance learner preparation: N/A

    AIA CES program approval expiration date: 04/12/2026


    AIA CES Provider statement: Endeavor Business Media is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10084542. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.





    This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits.