Green Builder Media Announces AI Expansion of COGNITION Academy

We are excited to announce the expansion of COGNITION Academy, Green Builder Media’s training and education division.

CogAcadFCGreen Builder Media has partnered with learning management system (LMS) provider On3 to bring new functionality to its COGNITION Academy. The Academy has been retooled, expanded, and re-designed to enable clients to provide their employees the highest quality online sustainability content and training courses via smartphone—wherever they are. 

The COGNITION Academy curriculum covers sustainability, decarbonization, electrification, ESG, circularity, and green building fundamentals. Specific topics include healthy home essentials, smart home technology must-haves, climate responsive design, green product deep-dives, sustainable finance options, and green ratings systems and certification programs like ENERGY STAR and Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Courses include interactive, dynamic elements like:

  • Short-form content covering sustainability and green building fundamentals.

  • Diverse learning formats, including videos, interactive content, knowledge quizzes, and links to supplementary assets.

  • Graphics and images to enhance visualization of content.

  • COGNITION Smart Data market intelligence spotlighting essential trade and consumer insights.

To augment the functionality of this curriculum, the new On3 LMS uses artificial intelligence to:

  • Verify users’ knowledge level and change the learning path for each person based on their competencies.

  • Deploy sophisticated algorithms to profile users for optimized training and engagement.

  • Ensure that learners are presented material at a customized difficulty level based on their learning competencies.

  • Leverage mobile adaptive learning (for anywhere, anytime access) and micro-learning to increase training effectiveness.

For 19 years, we have worked tirelessly to establish an impeccable reputation: We are now the building industry’s leading voice of sustainability. While we have been educating building professionals, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and consumers since our inception, the demand for sustainability training and curriculum development is growing exponentially–it’s a really exciting time.  

COGNITION Academy enables us to turn our expertise into accessible knowledge, and On3’s best-in-class AI-powered learning management system allows us to optimize the education process and student experience.

"We are delighted to partner with Green Builder Media to develop critical sustainability curriculum for net zero energy and decarbonized building projects,” says Paul Cardis, CEO and Founder of On3. “The Green Builder team is the gold standard in this space, and together with our award-winning software, we will bring the most advanced learning platform to frontline construction teams."

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