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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Smart Bathrooms - How Material Science and Technology Are Advancing Bathroom Design (Print Course)

Well-designed bathrooms with high-quality materials and smart technology provide numerous advantages for users, whether in luxury residences or commercial buildings. This course will discuss high-quality, innovative bathroom products and their advantages, including occupant well-being, safety, accessibility, sustainability and increased home values. The course will also cover the four activity areas in the bathroom in relation to material science, technological advancements and smart design.

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Selecting Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms in Healthcare Facilities (Print Course)

Healthcare facilities deal with diverse challenges, from the transmission of infectious diseases to the growing population of bariatric patients; they can help address these challenges and provide a healthier, safer environment through the use of specialized plumbing products and features.

This learning unit provides an overview of technologies and products specific to healthcare settings, discusses ADA requirements and reviews products that enhance the safety and comfort of patients and visitors.

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Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets Help Professionals and Consumers Fight Back Against Brutal Drought Conditions

Ultra high-efficiency toilets conserve water and energy, saving money on utility bills. Get a return on investment and a return on the environment.

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How To Protect Homeowner Value By Choosing Better Materials

Manufactured in North America, CPVC-based piping solutions from FlowGuard Gold offer the best solution in long-term durability, reduced material costs and fast install times. Protect your reputation and homeowner value by choosing quality materials.

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Plumbing Codes and Considerations

Codes are critical to the engineering and installation of plumbing systems - existing as a guide for jurisdictions everywhere. Staying educated on relevant codes, changes and updates is an important part of every professional's job.

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Reasons to Specify FlowGuard Gold® Piping Systems

FlowGuard Gold® systems deliver the proven performance traditional copper piping and other plastic systems simply cannot.

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Practically Beautiful Bathrooms

Learn how Trendsetters, Manufacturers, and Remodelers are teaming up to create bathrooms that incorporate universal design principals and keep the bathroom looking gorgeous.


Speaker Bio:

Kate Tyndall is Managing Editor of Hanley Wood's Special Reports, and a Contributing Editor to ProSales magazine.

Kate brings over 30 years of expertise working for a variety of news organizations, appearing in numerous magazines and newspapers. She has written about remodeling projects for a number of magazines including Custom Home, Remodeling, and Chesapeake Life.

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