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Sustainability: an everyday practice, not just an idea

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.

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:

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

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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