Sustainability is THE word for this generation of designers. In this CEU we provide designers with current data as it relates to materials and their characteristics, limitations, and the degree to which they are sustainable. Simply put, this CEU is to help designers specify the appropriate materials and recognize how those choices relate to sustaining natural global resources. We look at 7 basic factors for specifying public furniture. We look at the 4 top categories of materials used in public furniture – wood, metal, concrete, and wood alternatives. We look at each material through pros & cons. Finally, we look at greater sustainable issues of lifecycle, recycle, and upcycle as they relate to sustainable public furniture. Our goal is to help designers specify better material choices today so future generations can meet their global material needs.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
The purpose of this CEU is to guide landscape architects, and other decision-makers, to specify optimal site furnishings. This CEU will provide relevant data to inform designers as to what constitutes “optimal” as it relates to materials and their characteristics, limitations, and the degree to which they are sustainable.
To select optimal site furnishings, landscape architects must thoroughly consider the decision of what materials to specify in public furniture.
They should specify with several factors in mind. The primary purpose is to create awareness of the materials used in public furniture, why specifying the appropriate material is critical, and how those choices relate to sustaining natural global resources.
Jana Tyrer, Anthony Imbiscuso, Albert Harris
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