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GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training ONLINE

GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training

USGBC Education Provider     IDCEC



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Also Available as a Live Class: January 10, North Palm Beach, FL

                                                     January 30, Las Vegas, NV

                                                     March 8, New York City, NY 

                                                     April 10, High Point, NC

This popular 6-hour certificate course provides an execellent grounding in the sustainability issues we all must face and gives practical advice for growing a home furnishings business with solutions to the problems.

Developed in 2009 by a LEED AP, in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the course is now 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 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.

Sample the value and gain some insight into environmental issues related to home furnishings from this recorded Sustainability Essentials Webinar - Sustainable Furnishings 101. 

 Click here for the schedule of live GREENleaders classes.

Course Content

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 interest, and price sensitivity. IDCEC ceu 103314


Unit 3 - Sourcing Eco-Friendly Materials: Questions to ask and answers to look for in evaluating options in materials - including certified wood, plantation growns, rapidly renewables, bio-hybrids and recycled/recyclable content.  IDCEC ceu 103183


Unit 4 - Sourcing Eco-Safe Processes: More questions to ask and answers to look for in evaluating 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 to the questions most commonly asked by customers, empowering you to initiate, advance and close sales of eco among ordinary customers.  IDCEC ceu 103186


January 1st, 2012 12:00 AM   through   December 30th, 2019 12:00 AM
United States
Phone: 252-368-1098
Event Fee(s)
GreenLeaders $ 299.00

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