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Course Description: CEU Events: An Introduction to Building Product Transparency
This course is an introduction to building product transparency, which is the practice of disclosing detailed information about products and services, including the raw materials they contain, where they came from, and how they were produced. The course will explore the impact of building materials on the environment, drivers of product transparency, and the different transparency tools such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) that can help purchasers understand a product's environmental footprint so they can make more informed product decisions.
Intro and learning objectives (5 mins)
Effects of Excessive Noise on the Human Experience (5 mins)
Fundamentals of Sound (5 mins)
Mechanical Considerations (10 mins)
Sound Absorption (15 mins)
Reverberation (15 mins)
Summary with Q and A (5 mins)
Learning Objective - 1 Understand the impact of building materials on the environment and the need to reduce that impact
Learning Objective 2 - Examine the drivers of product transparency, from consumer demand to green building rating systems, such as LEED v4 BD+C, ID+C, WELL v1 and BREEAM
Learning Objective 3 - Explore ways that architects, designers, and consultants can make better decisions for owners and occupants when selecting building materials
Learning Objective 4 - Introduce the different transparency tools that manufacturers use to demonstrate chemical transparency