Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure ENR

Understanding Hazardous Materials and the Path to Healthy, Sustainable Building Products and Practices

Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
 
Continuing Education
 

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

  1. Discuss ways in which collaborative efforts between green building advocacy groups, construction and design professionals, and manufacturers have resulted in the emergence of tools and programs for assessing and improving materials.
  2. Name four major green manufacturing organizations that have worked to simplify the process of assessing and reporting materials' effects on human and environmental health, and discuss the progress made in this aspect of sustainable building.
  3. Describe the basic goals of the Living Product Challenge in terms of creating healthier and more ecofriendly building products.
  4. Explain how USGBC calculates its rankings to assess its Top 10 states for LEED and the role LEED continues to play in the evolving green building movement.

Credits:

1 AIA LU
1 GBCI CE Hour
0.1 IACET CEU
1 LFA CEU
AAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 AANB Learning Hour
AAPEI 1 Learning Hour
 
AIBC 1 Learning Hour
MAA 1 Learning Hour
May qualify for 1 NSAA Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Learning Hour
NWTAA 1 Learning Hour
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Approved for Core Learning
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may quality for Learning Hours with NWTAA
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New disclosure tools highlight data on the sustainability of building products.
Supplemental info from Living Future
Up-to-date information on the Declare Program
International Living Future Institute Widens Its Reach Beyond Buildings
Buoyed by the progress of its performance-based Living Building Challenge (LBC) green building certification program, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is casting a net beyond the LBC.
Task Force to Clarify Reporting on Hazmats and Alternatives
Architects seeking safe, sustainable materials for their buildings have often had to operate in either an information vacuum or wade through an array of rating systems that can be burdensome and baffling. Now, with support from the U.S. Green Building Council, four major green manufacturing organizations are striving to simplify the process of assessing and reporting materials' effects on human and environmental health.
The Material Health Evaluation Programs Harmonization Opportunities Report
The Material Health Evaluation Programs Harmonization Opportunities Report, published by the USGBC last year, set out the challenge of diving into the details of best practices in ingredient reporting and hazard assessment.
The New Living Product Challenge Introduces Rigorous Design Standards
Industrial goods made with processes that are socially beneficial and environmentally sound might sound unattainable. It is the latest program developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a nonprofit best known for its role in administering the demanding green building certification system, the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
International Living Future Institute Reveals First Fully-Certified Living Products
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced its Living Product Challenge in 2015, and the LEED-like certification process for building materials and consumer products asked companies to go beyond merely minimizing negative environmental impacts and create products that could actually improve the world’s ecosystems.
USGBC Announces Top 10 States for LEED in 2016
The USGBC calculates the rankings by assessing the total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident, taking into account commercial and institutional projects that were certified during 2016.

 

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