Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Sustainable Design With Recycled Rubber Surfaces

This course is no longer active
Sponsored by DINOFLEX – Recycled Rubber Surfaces
Continuing Education

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

  1. %ICompare natural rubber to synthetic rubber in terms of their components and manufacturing processes, and defend the argument that using recycled rubber is a more sustainable choice than manufacturing new rubber
  2. %IDescribe the environmental hazards posed by the dumping of post-consumer tires, and describe two methods used to recycle these tires
  3. %IDescribe two types of indoor rubber flooring, their benefits and installation methods, and explain how these products meet the criteria for four principles of sustainable design
  4. %ICompare three types of exterior rubber products, their benefits and drawbacks, and how they contribute to sustainable landscape design projects, and
  5. %IExplain two green building certification programs, and relate them to case studies where certification was achieved


Provides an overview of interior and exterior recycled rubber surfacing products in terms of their sustainable design benefits and applications, and includes discussions on rubber manufacturing, post-consumer tires, and green building certification programs.