Course Preview - Publications for Product Life Cycle Assessment

Publications for Product Life Cycle Assessment (BSS741-OD)

Course Description:

This course provides an extensive look at how specific publications regarding product selection promote environmentally sustainable buildings. These publications such as LCA, PCR and EPD describe environmental concepts and how these concepts may be of value to architectural firms and building owners pursuing LEED certification.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discover how Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration publications help architects and owners select sustainable products that make a minimal environmental impact when specifying products
  • Explain how publications such as; product Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Product Declarations and the Product Category Rules are tools to elevate environmental impacts, select the best resources, and promote LEED certification for building owners
  • Review how Environmental Product Declarations and other certifications contribute to minimal environmental impacts during product selection and contributes to sustainable design
  • Describe how sustainable design practices and product selection contribute to realizing minimal impacts to the environment during the manufacturing process

Credits: AIA 1 AIA (HSW HSW)

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