Vinyl Flooring Contributes to LEED and WELL Certifications
A new Continuing Education Course (CEU) and white paper issued by Armstrong Flooring focuses on one of the fastest growing categories in the built environment – luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring – and details how this product can contribute to the WELL Building Standard, the first standard to focus solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.
“Health and wellness continue to grow in market relevance and rating systems like LEED and WELL are driving the human health focus. Product selection plays a key role in healthier buildings,” says Amy Costello, sustainability manager with Armstrong Flooring. “Understanding how products are constructed and their composition is critical when selecting and specifying products.”
Armstrong Flooring offers the course as a face-to-face presentation for credit to staff at architectural and interior design firms in major North American and Canadian markets. The company’s commercial sales team as well as many distributor-partners have been certified to present this CEU. In addition, a White Paper is available on the same topic.
The CEU is approved by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education for 1 LU of Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit, the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for 0.1 CEU and the GBCI for 1 CE of WELL-specific credit. This is the first WELL specific course that Armstrong Flooring has developed that has been approved by the Green Business Certification Institute.
“Not all products are created equally, even ones in the same category. For this reason, it’s prudent to ask questions and understand the details of what you are purchasing or specifying in your healthy buildings,” Costello says. “Understanding the concepts of health and wellness that are integral to product selection—goes a long way in advancing responsible design that makes health a top priority.”