Architects and designers have many options for specifying site furniture products for their projects, and selecting materials and finishes is an integral part of this process; yet, making material selections has become more and more complex. The course examines conditions and constraints of outdoor environments; evaluates materials commonly used in outdoor applications; discusses using green building standards and rating systems, and the role of suppliers as resources for material selection; and provides examples of products that adhere to a higher environmental standard.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Identify conditions and constraints typical of outdoor environments, and state the potential impact each can have on materials, products, and installed projects as a whole.
Evaluate several types of materials appropriate for outdoor applications based on criteria including aesthetics, durability, performance, and environmental impact.
Recognize leading green building standards and rating systems, and understand the importance of a product supplier’s role, including the importance of their environmental management programs, environmental data collection, and reporting practices in material and product selection.
Cite examples of products that use high-performance materials to balance these diverse criteria while offering tremendous design potential and adhering to a higher environmental standard.
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