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AIA/CES learning units offered: 1.0 LU/HSW hour

–       Free course

–       Provides AIA and state credit

–       Qualifies for HSW



Porcelain tile containing recycled content provides residential and commercial building projects with a durable, easy to maintain finish material for interior or exterior, floors, walls, or other surfaces. This course highlights the eco-friendly production practices of porcelain tile and details its contributions to the design and performance of a building project.


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss why, by its nature, components, and production practices, porcelain tile is considered to be an ecological product
  • Review and describe the sustainable attributes of porcelain tile and detail the contributions of a porcelain tile installation to overall design and performance of a building
  • The sustainability benefits, attributes, and performance criteria of porcelain tile relative to qualifying for credits under today’s green building programs
  • Compare porcelain tile to other flooring systems in terms of their life-cycle, environmental, economic, and human benefits
  • Identify product testing and performance requirements and standard applicable to the manufacture and installation of porcelain tile


Target Audience

  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Specifiers
  • Other design  professionals in the industrial, residential, and commercial field


Quality Assurance

FLORIM USA is a USGBC Education Provider committed to enhancing the professional development of the building industry and LEED Professionals through high-quality continuing education programs.

As a USGBC Education Provider, we have agreed to abide by USGBC-established operational and educational criteria, and are subject to course reviews and audits for quality assurance.


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Format: Online or Face-to-Face “Lunch n Learn” Seminar

Teaching Method: PowerPoint Presentation

Facilitator Qualifications: Facilitators have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills. In addition, each facilitator possesses no less than 5 years’ experience in the tile industry and is knowledgeable and able to discuss standards and first hand practical experiences from both the design and installation viewpoint.


AIA/CEU Point of Contact (POC): Jana Manzella

Email: info@florimusa.com

Website: www.florimusa.com

Phone: (931) 553-7563

Fax: (931) 647-5974