What is Underfoot Matters

How flooring products deliver IAQ, wellness and health
 
Sponsored by Mohawk Group
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 1 CIM CEU; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 WELL AP; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the human impact from design and materials used in the built environment and explore the multiple environmental and social aspects that contribute towards holistic approach to sustainability.
  2. Analyze flooring products and evaluate their impacts upon indoor environmental quality.
  3. Describe the materials, methods, and approaches in flooring and the certifications that help to secure a sustainable environment.
  4. Survey and apply the LEEDv4.1 and WELL Building standard, with a particular focus on the role of flooring within these standards.

This course is part of the Flooring Academy

This course is part of the Flooring Academy

This course provides a thoughtful discussion of why a holistic approach towards sustainability is important. A multi-attribute approach towards product sustainability from the different viewpoints of lifecycle, acoustics, indoor air quality are important. Additionally, sustainability should be considered with an environmental and social approach, Through this course, we will understand what aspects of sustainability should be considered while choosing flooring products. We will also examine third party product and green building certifications, allowing the design professional tools to make sustainable decisions with confidence.

Whats Underfoot

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Mohawk Group As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. To learn more about our full line of flooring products, please visit MohawkGroup.com or call 1-800-554-6637.

 

Originally published in October 2021

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