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Certification & Outreach

Committed to Education


Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)

Our internationally recognized EDAC program awards credentials to individuals demonstrating the ability to apply an evidence-based process to facility design, including measuring and reporting results. The program offers professionals in the healthcare and design communities complete preparation for the EDAC exam and continuing education for maintaining EDAC certification.

Built Environment Network, (BEN)

Our premier collegial network of executive-level professionals dedicated to improving safety, quality, and sustainability in healthcare.

Environmental Standards Council (ESC)

A multidisciplinary volunteer group of healthcare facility executives, design professionals, regulatory agents, product manufacturers, and educators committed to improving the regulatory standards of the Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities.

Awards and Recognition

As a sponsor for several award programs, CHD recognizes outstanding projects, products, and individuals that have contributed to the evidence-based design field, helped to advance the healthcare design industry, or demonstrated exemplary facility and product design.