Sink Selection for Sustainability and Accessibility (On-Demand Webinar)

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course reviews restroom design trends for commercial buildings by focusing on sink/lavatory system technology and the sustainability and accessibility trends surrounding them.

The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in accessible designs – striking a balance between hand washing needs and design flexibility. The program compares a variety of sink/lavatory systems and corresponding components. It discusses how each component can enhance the sustainably of hand washing functions while still providing style within a space. Additionally the course will cover appropriate ADA, LEED and Wellness design criteria.

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The Restroom of the Future Designing Connected, User-Friendly, and Sustainable Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)

The A&D industry, plumbing manufacturers, and municipalities are conducting a great deal of research and development into technological advancements, sustainable features, design trends, and the social implications of today’s commercial restrooms. The Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates sweeping changes to restrooms of the future, and sustainability initiatives are pushing energy efficiency and water conservation to the forefront of restroom design.

This course will discuss these issues and more, including forward-thinking restroom designs and innovative technologies that will help you design connected, user-friendly, and sustainable commercial restrooms.

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Sink Selection for Sustainability and Accessibility (Print Course)

This course reviews restroom design trends for commercial buildings by focusing on sink/lavatory system technology and the sustainability and accessibility trends surrounding them. The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in accessible designs – striking a balance between hand washing needs and design flexibility.

The program compares a variety of sink/lavatory systems and corresponding components. It discusses how each component can enhance the sustainably of hand washing functions while still providing style within a space. Additionally the course will cover appropriate ADA, LEED and Wellness design criteria.

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Clarifying Product Transparencies - Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental and Health Product Declarations (Print Course)

The best route to a sustainable building is knowing what’s in the materials used to build it, but questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about how to evaluate and compare the environmental profiles of similar building products and materials.

Product transparency reports like Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations and Declare labels help meet this challenge.

This course will discuss how these tools collectively provide information about the environmental performance and impact of products and offer an objective means of comparing similar products.

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Specifying Plumbing Fixtures for K-12 and Higher Education Facilities

Restroom design for educational facilities has unique considerations, and further differences arise when planning for K-12 or higher education projects.

Budget and maintenance are top concerns for both sectors, but building operators and designers must deal with the reality that the majority of users are youths who may not be mature enough to properly care for these heavy-traffic spaces.

Sustainability and ADA compliance are also chief concerns in restroom design.

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The Importance of Improving Hygiene in Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)

When specifying commercial restroom fixtures, whether in new construction or renovations, project teams sometimes focus on the aesthetics of a restroom rather than the importance of hygiene for building occupants. Fortunately, both goals can be accomplished with beautiful fixtures that are sensor-operated, include antimicrobial surfaces where applicable, and offer touch-free dispensing of water, soap, dryers, and hand sanitizer. Not only do these products preserve user health, but they also help to conserve water for a more sustainable restroom design. Incorporating these features into commercial restrooms, whether in schools, offices, or airports, is particularly important now more than ever, as everyone is thinking twice about what they touch.

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