Materials and Resources Strategies

Responsible Consumption and Production by Design


August 2020

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS362-20 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 112934 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

This course will provide an opportunity for architects and designers to expand their thinking on sustainability issues with a focus on materials and resources. As key players in the design of the built environment, designers are in a position to positively impact human health while making design choices that respect people and the planet. Participants will derive foundational knowledge for making sound specification decisions and wisely using resources.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Lisa Waxman

Lisa K. Waxman, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Interior Architecture & Design at Florida State University. A LEED AP with a specialty in Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), Lisa developed the sustainability curriculum for the interiors program at FSU.  She serves on the board of directors for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the interior design accrediting body for colleges and universities.  Her service to the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) includes many roles, including the 2011-2012 president. She was awarded the 2019 Arnold Friedmann Educator of Distinction by IDEC for her contributions to the profession.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the impact buildings have with regard to the use of resources.
  • Explain the importance of balancing of the need for both a healthy economy and a healthy ecosystem.
  • Summarize the major issues surrounding environmental justice.
  • Summarize the concept of embodied energy and its relationship to the product life cycle.
  • Explain the need for third party verification of products.
  • Summarize the major considerations to be used when sustainably specifying products.

Entire 2024 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2024 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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