Demystifying Furniture's Role 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. This CEU will seek to define and compare leading sustainability programs in the market and explain the key role furniture plays within each. We will overlay LEVEL® by BIFMA’s rating system and explain its application and relevance to help demystify furniture’s role in sustainability. This course is provided by BIFMA.

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain LEVEL and its role in defining sustainability for furniture 
  2. Compare green building programs and how LEVEL relates to each 
  3. Understand key sustainability attributes of furniture 
  4. Explore the future of sustainability and furniture

IDCEC Course Number: CC-110472; 1 CEU | HSW  Note: ASID will report CEUs earned to IDCEC on your behalf.

AIA Course Number: FURNSUST; 1 LU

Access period: One year from registration date.

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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. Note that ASID will not automatically report your completion to AIA. You will have access to a printable certificate for self-reporting.