Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing

Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing - Update

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In this one hour video presentation, we explore how sustainable manufacturing helps reduce environmental impacts and solve critical issues facing our planet. Our team discusses how a manufacturer can use innovative practices to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. Industry experts describe why design professionals should use EPDs, HPDs, and Declare Labels for specifying products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss how sustainable manufacturing practices can reduce energy, water, and material waste to improve the environment and reduce a product's footprint.
  2. Explain why design and industry professionals should specify products with high performance attributes that have minimal impact on the environment and human health.
  3. Describe the value of Transparency Reports (EDPs), HPDs, and Declare Labels in achieving points in LEED and other green buildings systems.
  4. Explain the steps in sustainable manufacturing of vitreous china products from mining raw materials to the recycling or repurposing of the used product.
Additional Course Files: 
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(22) Plumbing
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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