Sustainable Design With Recycled Rubber Surfaces
This course provides an overview of interior and exterior recycled rubber surfacing products in terms of their sustainable design benefits and applications, and includes discussions on rubber manufacturing, post-consumer tires, and green building certification programs.
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Compare natural rubber to synthetic rubber in terms of their components and manufacturing processes, and defend the argument that using recycled rubber is a more sustainable choice than manufacturing new rubber.
Describe the environmental hazards posed by the dumping of post-consumer tires, and describe two methods used to recycle these tires.
Describe two types of indoor rubber flooring, their benefits and installation methods, and explain how these products meet the criteria for four principles of sustainable design.
Compare three types of exterior rubber products, their benefits and drawbacks, and how they contribute to sustainable landscape design projects.
Explain two green building certification programs, and relate them to case studies where certification was achieved.
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