Architectural Record Engineering News-Record BE - Building Enclosure
Sustainability: an everyday practice, not just an idea
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Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After listening to this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the concepts of the Triple Bottom Line and Balanced Choice as they relate to sustainability
  2. Describe how to factor in Reduce-Reuse-Recycle concerns when making flooring selections
  3. Explain how flooring relates to Health-Safety-Welfare in the context of sustainability
  4. Discuss how sustainable flooring choices impact the bottom line
  5. List key challenges when selecting sustainable flooring
  6. Describe key organizations and certifications that can be used to compare/contrast green products
  7. Explain the sustainability advantages of resilient flooring options

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW

This test is no longer available for credit

This course explains how the concept of the "Triple Bottom Line" − which addresses the environmental, economic and human impacts of product specifications - can be applied to selecting high performance, sustainable flooring. The course describes key criteria that can be used to compare flooring products and to select products that minimize environmental impacts, maximize economic benefits and, at the same time, create people-friendly spaces that increase health and productivity. The course ends with a review of the key sustainability advantages of a variety of resilient flooring applications.

 

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