Metroflor's first Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course is now available online.

The program, Sustainable Attributes of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) Flooring, qualifies as a one-hour health/safety/welfare credit in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education and has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with approval from Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) expected in the coming weeks. AEC Daily Corp. is a registered provider with AIA Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES).

The CEU is a natural evolution of Metroflor’s presence in the commercial marketplace with its Aspecta contract LVT brand.

“While vinyl is one of the most popular types of plastic because of its durability and cost-effectiveness, the safety and sustainability of vinyl flooring often comes into question," said Corey Carter, Metroflor’s director of safety and sustainability. “The purpose of this course is to discuss the human and environmental impacts of LVT, sustainable corporate strategies and product transparency.”

According to the company, at the end of this program, participants will gain a basic understanding of vinyl production, environmental and human impacts of LVT flooring, corporate sustainability strategies, industry third-party certifications and LVT in the green building industry.

Pending authorization from AIA and IDCEC, Metroflor also plans to offer this course as a face-to-face presentation for credit to staff at architectural and interior design firms in major North American markets. This second phase of the CEU will feature, in addition to the live health and safety presentations, an optional design forum for up to 20 designers hosted by Robert Langstaff, Metroflor’s director of design. The forum is intended to involve the audience creatively by asking them to bring design ideas and color boards, whose inspiration can lead to future Metroflor products.

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