Education and Publications

We are currently developing the BLD Certified™ training programs, in conjunction with leading industry trade associations, manufacturers and building industry media providers.


Designers, Builders and Remodelers

BLD Certification™ Training/Professional Development.

  • Opportunity for both introductory and advanced education

  • Ongoing continuing education in order to retain BLD™ credentials

BLD Criteria Training™

  • Learn about the BLDCriteria™ used to award Approved Project status

  • Introduction to the BLD Criteria™ Commentary

  • Key to BLD Approved™ Project success


Supply chain, including manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and retailers

Webinars, seminars and one-on-one educational opportunities in order to understand:

  • Housing demographics and market potential of BLD™

  • BLDApprove™ Project Criteria and Commentary

  • How to connect and partner with BLD™ designers, builders and remodelers.



Online as well as live presentations to educate the homebuyer or remodeling client to:

  • Understand and appreciate the short and longer-term advantage of completing a BLD Approved™ Project

  • See the value of partnering with a BLD™ professional.


The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute's work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.

As the Institute's sister initiative, Better Living Design is changing the way homes and home products are designed, built and remodeled to better meet the needs of everyone at every life stage. 

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