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Environmental Impacts: Making a Difference (Materials Series Course 2)

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Often material impact is evaluated while a product is serving a useful purpose in a building, but that only accounts for a portion of the product’s complete life cycle. This course unpacks the entire product life cycle along with the unique environmental impacts at each phase. You’ll learn best practices for improving the environmental performance of materials through a variety of strategies, including designing for deconstruction at the end-of-life.

This course is sponsored by CertainTeed

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Course expires on 6/12/2025

Learning Objectives


Identify five environmental impacts typically reported through life cycle assessment.


Describe how the environmental impact of products varies by life cycle stage.


Describe the environmental benefits of design for deconstruction.


Identify five actions to incorporate improved environmental performance in the specification of products.