Demystifying Furniture's Role in Sustainability

Learn about leading environmental standards and understand the key role furniture plays in sustainability.

A mind-boggling number of environmental standards exist. It seems each day something is greener, better, and calling louder than the standards of years past. Learn how to define and compare leading sustainability programs in the market and explain the key role furniture plays within each. You will also see how to overlay LEVEL® by BIFMA’s rating system and explain its application and relevance to help demystify furniture’s role in sustainability. 


Content Provider
BIFMA


What You Will Learn
  • Explain LEVEL and its role in defining sustainability for furniture. 
  • Compare green building programs and how LEVEL relates to each. 
  • Understand key sustainability attributes of furniture. 
  • Explore the future of sustainability and furniture.


Continuing Education Approvals 
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW CC-110472
    • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

  • 1 AIA LU | FURNSUST


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Demystifying Furniture's Role in Sustainability - Welcome Video
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Open to view video. Please view this 22 second video for information on earning continuing education credit and course instructions. (THIS VIDEO HAS NO SOUND)
Part 1: Introduction and Overview of LEVEL Standard
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Open to view video. This 16 minute video includes the course introduction, a comparison of single-attribute and multi-attribute environmental standards, and an overview of the LEVEL standard. (This video includes audio)
Part 2: Ratings Systems Overview
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Open to view video. This 11 minute video compares LEVEL against various other green building standards. (This video includes audio)
Part 3: Key Sustainability Attributes of Furniture
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Open to view video. This 12 minute video dives into the ways in which furniture contributes to sustainability, and the key questions to ask when assessing environmental factors when specifying furniture for your projects. (This video includes audio)
Part 4: Future of Sustainable Furniture and Course Conclusion
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Open to view video. This 7 minute video looks at the future of sustainability in furniture and the evolution of standards and BIFMA's role. (This video includes audio.)
Demystifying Furniture's Role in Sustainability Final Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  14/18 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  14/18 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Demystifying Furniture's Role in Sustainability Course Evaluation
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9 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.00 CEU   |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU   |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and 1.0 AIA LU awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member. AIA Members: Upon completion, please notify education@asid.org, including your AIA member number, the course name, and date completed. We will report your completion to AIA on your behalf.