Healthy Materials Sourcing and Selection

After taking this course, you’ll be able to recognize materials that could be harmful to human health, and know how to find alternatives when specifying.Dr. Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion will walk you through scenarios to illustrate areas of concern and provide examples of situations where healthful alternatives are necessary. You’ll learn key questions to ask and how to navigate ratings and points systems to evaluate materials’ impact on human health.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize materials that could be harmful to human health
  • Find alternatives to unhealthy materials
  • Understand the importance of ratings and points systems and how and when to use them
  • Know the key questions to ask when specifying healthy materials

IDCEC Course Number: CC-108108; 0.1 CEU | HSW  Note: ASID will report CEUs earned to IDCEC on your behalf.

AIA Course Number: HLTHMAT18; 1 LU|HSW

Access period: One year from registration date.c

Andrew Dent, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Research, Material ConneXion

Dr. Andrew Dent is Executive Vice President of Research at Material ConneXion, and Chief Material Scientist at SANDOW. He plays a key role in the expansion of Material ConneXion’s technical knowledge base. His research directs the implementation of consulting projects and the selection of innovative, sustainable and advanced materials to Material ConneXion’s library, which currently houses over 8,000 material samples. Since joining Material Connexion, Dr. Dent has helped hundreds of clients—from Whirlpool and Adidas to BMW and Procter & Gamble—develop or improve their products through the use of innovative materials. A leading expert on sustainable materials, his insight has played an important part in creating a new generation of more sustainable products. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable and innovative material strategies and is the co-author of the Material Innovation books series, which, to date, includes Material Innovation: Architecture, Material Innovation: Product Design and Material Innovation: Packaging Design. Dr. Dent has also contributed to many magazines including Business Week, Fast Company and the Financial Times.  

 

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Healthy Materials Sourcing and Selection - Welcome Video
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Open to view video. Please view this 40 second video for information on earning continuing education credit and course instructions. (THIS VIDEO HAS NO SOUND)
Section 1: Introduction and Categories of Concern
Part 1: Introduction and Categories of Concern
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Open to view video. This 13 minute video introduces different healthy and harmful materials used in design. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 1
4 Questions
4 Questions You must score a minimum of 75% (3 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Section 2: Recycled Materials and Allergens
Part 2: Recycled Materials and Allergens
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Open to view video. This 8 minute video focuses on recycled and allergen materials. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 2
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3 Questions You must score a minimum of 100% (3 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Section 3: Understanding Certifications and Course Conclusion
Part 3: Understanding Certifications and Conclusion
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Open to view video. This 8 minute video focuses on different certification and rating systems for the health and safety of materials. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 3
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3 Questions You must score a minimum of 66.7% (2 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Healthy Materials Sourcing and Selection Course Evaluation
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9 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
Course Completion and Credit Certificate
HSW credit  |  Certificate available
HSW credit  |  Certificate available 0.1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and 1.0 AIA LU | HSW 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.