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Sustainability Design

Solid Surface and Engineered Quartz are surfacing materials that provide functionality, performance, and aesthetics that not only enhance the beauty of buildings and homes but also contribute to their sustainability and the health and comfort of their occupants. This course focuses on the major impact of buildings on the environment, the role of high performance buildings in more efficient use of natural resources and lessening of negative impacts on the environment, the role of LEED® and other certification programs, and the significant contribution that Solid Surface and Engineered Quartz surfaces can make to high performance, sustainable, LEED-certified buildings.

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:

  • Describe the impact of buildings on the environment and who the key motivators, influencers, and drivers are.
  • Discuss the meaning of “Green” and why it is so relevant to today's buildings.
  • Evaluate the role of Solid Surface and Engineered Quartz in high performance, sustainable buildings.
  • Explain the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® program and determine how
  • Solid Surface & Engineered Quartz may contribute to obtaining points.
  • Summarize other national Green Guidelines and Standards for Green Buildings.

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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