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Thursday, August 18
Building a Sustainable Footprint in the Home Furnishings Industry CEU Presented by Jen Dolan, Director of Residential and Retails Sales for Arteriors

12pm PT / 1pm MDT / 2pm CST
Register Here: https://bit.ly/ArteriorsCEU

Course Description:
In this course, we will analyze the various ways that Sustainability can be defined in product design, production, and manufacturing within the Home Furnishings industry and discuss how sustainable ways of working across a wide variety of business practices in the areas of design, production, and logistics are imperative to supporting and fostering the earth's fragile ecosystem. Participants will learn about sustainable practices in business and why they must be considered when specifying products for interior design projects, including:
  • Product Design and Production: Material Composition and Material Harvesting
  • Preservation of Artisan Craftsman and Production
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Packaging
  • Transit
Course Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain an understanding and appreciation of the use of sustainable practices in product development, sourcing, production, and manufacturing in the home furnishings industry, and be able to use this knowledge when specifying furniture, lighting and décor created from natural, sustainable materials in design and production.
  2. Learn how supporting and preserving artisan craftsmanship contributes to the preservation of quality production, the conservation of legacy techniques, and the manufacturing of products with long product lifecycles, and use this information to source items that positively impact a sustainable footprint. 
  3. Explore the importance of lasting, enduring, non-disposable product design and realize why selecting home furnishings with a long product life cycle contributes to a sustainable footprint.
  4. Discover the considerations for responsible packaging and transit of goods and use this information to partner with vendors who proactively work to use sustainable packaging and transit methods to reduce their carbon footprint.

IDCEC Class Code: CEU-116550
Subject Code: 2. Interior Design / Design Trends
Designation: HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness)
1.0 CEU Credit

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