Metroflor Launches CEU Course on Biophilia & Resilient Flooring
Norwalk, CT, March 13, 2018-Metroflor Corporation announced that its second Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course has become available online at AEC Daily.
The one-hour program Biophilic Design & Resilient Flooring has been approved by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education, the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and USGBC and carries 0.1 CEU (continuing education unit) or 1 LU (learning unit) of credit. Metroflor’s first CEU - “Sustainable Attributes of LVT Flooring”– is also available online at AEC Daily.
Metroflor collaborated with Sonja Bochart of Shepley Bulfinch, noted Biophilia expert and consultant to Metroflor, to develop the new CEU. Biophilic Design & Resilient Flooring reflects the company’s immersion in Biophilic Design as an influence in the creation of its LVT product lines. The philosophy stems from the notion of Biophilia: humankind’s innate connection with the natural world. Biophilia explains why certain natural occurrences captivate us, enhance our creativity or provide restorative effects. When applied to the built environment, Biophilia also defines aspects of nature that most impact and advance occupants’ health, fitness, and wellbeing. This course will provide an overview of the basic principles of Biophilic design and focus on how resilient flooring specifications can support its expression in commercial design projects.
Based on the learning objectives, participants will be able to:
· Define biophilic design and list some specific ways to implement it into a space
· Explain the benefits of using biophilic design in commercial spaces
· Enumerate the key pattern categories in biophilic design
· Determine the strategies and considerations for using the biophilic design patterns to achieve desired results
· Explain how resilient flooring specification can support biophilic design
Metroflor has already begun to offer this course as a face-to-face presentation for credit to staff at architectural and interior design firms in major North American markets. Over 200 people have participated to date, in addition to 40 others who have taken the course online at AEC Daily. Its entire commercial sales team has been certified to present the program, as well as some of its distributor-partners.
For more information about Biophilic Design & Resilient Flooring or to schedule a CEU, visit http://www.aspectaflooring.com/request-ceu or contact us at CEU@aspectaflooring.com
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