CEUs: Surface Materials
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This course examines the impact of climate change on human and environmental health, and demonstrates how sustainable practices can be leveraged to mitigate global warming. Attendees will learn the scopes and boundaries for defining a carbon footprint. Business efforts to mitigate climate change will be discussed, such as onsite reductions in energy use and offsite investments in renewable energy. The difference between RECs and carbon offsets is demonstrated, as well as the criteria for validating carbon offset projects. Different types of offset projects will be discussed.
This course is an introduction to “green” terminology, organizations, and a “green” evaluation method using textiles and surfaces as the example. This course helps with understanding environmental attributes that are accounted for with product design, to explain ways in which a product can be classified as “green,” and understand the balance required to develop a product against other design objectives.