One of the fastest growing categories in commercial flooring – luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring – can contribute to the WELL Building Standard® and play an important role in healthier buildings.
LANCASTER, Pa., May 22 – A new Continuing Education Course (CEU) and white paper issued by Armstrong Flooring focuses on one of the fastest growing categories in the built environment – luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring – and details how this product can contribute to the WELL Building Standard, the first standard to focus solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.
“Health and wellness continue to grow in market relevance and rating systems like LEED® and WELL are driving the human health focus. Product selection plays a key role in healthier buildings,” said Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager, Armstrong Flooring. “Understanding how products are constructed and their composition is critical when selecting and specifying products.”
Armstrong Flooring offers the course as a face-to-face presentation for credit to staff at architectural and interior design firms in major North American and Canadian markets. The company’s commercial sales team as well as many distributor-partners have been certified to present this CEU. In addition, a White Paper is available on the same topic.
The CEU is approved by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education for 1 LU of Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit, the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for 0.1 CEU and the GBCI for 1 CE of WELL-specific credit. This is the first WELL specific course that Armstrong Flooring has developed that has been approved by the Green Business Certification Institute.
“Not all products are created equally, even ones in the same category. For this reason, it’s prudent to ask questions and understand the details of what you are purchasing or specifying in your healthy buildings,” said Costello. “Understanding the concepts of health and wellness that are integral to product selection—goes a long way in advancing responsible design that makes health a top priority.” Armstrong Flooring is committed to providing accurate and ongoing education about the value, benefits and best practices for flooring as a building material to architects, designers and other professionals in the construction. The company is a proud Registered Provider of AIA/CES, IDCEC and GBCI approved programs and offers a series of free continuing education courses on topics ranging from Subfloor Prep to Maintenance to Wayfinding to Biophilic Design. All Armstrong Flooring courses are AIA-approved, IDCEC CES-approved and many are GBCI approved to help earn learning units towards professional memberships. Contact an Armstrong Flooring Representative to schedule a presentation.
Download a complimentary copy of this and other White Papers - Health, Wellness and Specifying LVT
Published May 22, 2018