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GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training Course, Las Vegas Market

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Join SFC for this live class at Las Vegas Market and see why fellow designers are praising this one of a kind industry training.

Las Vegas Market

January 30, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Packed with Great information, so pertinent to the world and our professional responsibility.” - Adele Lampert, Pompano Beach, FL
“Made a complicated subject interesting and understandable and relevant.” -Toni O’Neil, Boca Raton, FL
“The most important course / ceu I have EVER taken, so desperately needed in this industry.” – Heddy A Zubrowski, Fort Myers, FL

This popular 6-hour certificate course provides an excellent grounding in sustainability issues and offers practical solutions for growing an eco-friendly home furnishings business.

Developed in 2009 by a LEED AP, in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the course has been updated with input from experts in the field including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund,  Rainforest Alliance, a founder of the USGBC, and the Climate Reality Project.  It provides a comprehensive overview, cutting edge advice, and inspiring ideas with practical implementation plans.

SFC's  GREENleaders course provides designers, retailers, manufacturers, reps, and others the knowledge and credentials they need to become expert in sustainability.  Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs (6 ceu).  Results in acknowledgement as a GREEN Accredited Professional, a designation maintained with continuing education.

Unit 1 - The Case For Sustainability 

 A grounding in the environmental issues related to home furnishings, including climate change, indoor air quality, toxic waste, and water conservation.  IDCEC ceu 103081

Unit 2 - The Mind of the Consumer 

SFC's own research among consumers who have purchased home furnishings recently: insight into their current thinking - including preferred terminology, level of concerns, purchase interes and price sensitivity. IDCEC ceu 103314

Unit 3 - Sourcing Green Products: Materials

Questions to ask and answers to look for in evaluating options in materials - including certified wood, planation growns, rapid renewables, bio-hybrids and recycled/recyclable content. IDCEC ceu 103183

Unit 4 - Sourcing Green Products: Processes

More questions to ask and answers to look for in evaluatng options, with a focus on reduction of energy use and avoidance of harmful chemical inputs.  IDCEC ceu 103184

Unit 5 - Designing Green Interiors

Recommendations on ways of reducing expense and environmental footprint in residential spaces and commercial operations, with methods of calculating cost and carbon savings, as well as best choices in recycling.  IDCEC ceu 103185


Unit 6 - Selling Green Solutions

Answers the questions most commonly asked by customers, empowering you to initiate, advance and close sales of eco among ordinary customers.  IDCEC ceu 103186


January 30th, 2019 9:00 AM through  5:00 PM
Las Vegas Market
C1276 - Building C on the 12th floor
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Conference Fee
After January 1, 2019 $ 299.00