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Bamboo in a Sustainable Design Environment

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to bamboo as a proven − and sustainable - building product. The course reviews how bamboo is sustainably grown, harvested and manufactured to create a variety of plywood, flooring and other products. Special emphasis is placed on how to assess the quality of an individual bamboo product, how to write specifications to ensure that this quality is maintained through the procurement process, and how high quality bamboo products can qualify for LEED points.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of growing, harvesting and manufacturing with bamboo.
  • Recognize the process that contributes to a quality bamboo product.
  • Understand how bamboo from different manufacturers may contribute to a variety of LEED credits in a certified building.
  • Write CSI standard specifications to ensure the quality and sustainability of bamboo used in the project.

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit
 
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