At WWYW, we believe education is the key to reducing toxins in interior environments. We offer a range of educational opportunities focused on how to make responsible decisions before, during, and even after the design and build process.

Course Info & Curriculum

We offer a complete four-part course focusing on the WWYW guidelines and their role in reducing toxins in interior environments is available for all different phases and partners in the design and building process. Successfully completing the full course and test is the first step toward eligibility for our certification programs.

The WWYW course is approved for both ASID and IIDC Health and Safety Continuing Education Credits: .1 credits CEU per class/.4 CEU credits for the complete course.

The Curriculum. We begin by dividing our approach into three categories, which are the underlying structure for sorting through the depths of information. From there, we help in the development of a wellness-focused approach to interiors. Topics covered include:

  • Taking a natural, sustainable, and responsible approach to a non-toxic interior environment
  • The importance of clear and accurate labeling in building and home furnishing products
  • The tight box syndrome created by energy efficiency
  • The typical chemicals and processes in home furnishing and building products
  • Which chemicals are harmless, which need careful consideration, and which should be completely avoided
  • The latest sustainability trends and innovations
  • The crucial role of recycling, refurbishing and upcycling
  • The role of systems, including ventilation, water filtering, solar applications, geothermal heating
  • The role of cottage industries in the global supply chain
  • The role of responsible choices through all phases of the design and build process.
  • Measurement tools and their role in creating and maintaining a healthy
    interior environment
  • The crucial role of off-gassing
  • The role of project management and installation timing
  • How to best manage chemicals and processes that are part of many home furnishings and building processes
  • The role of the eventual resident of the home in keeping the interior healthy
  • Inspiring examples of natural, sustainable and responsible interiors
  • The role of third party testing
  • How to become WWYW Certified
When and where?

Check our calendar for upcoming sessions, or contact us for more information.

Our courses are also available for presentations completely customized to your audience, from industry conferences to company specific presentation to community organizations. Contact us at to inquire about bringing our curriculum to your location.