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This introductory course is designed to provide an understanding of the impact building materials can have on human health, demonstrating systematic intricacies that will challenge professionals to keep asking questions while offering suggestions for how they can address these issues in their workplaces. This introduction is situated in the context of design practice, with additional information presented as the cour...
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This Advanced Topics in Interior Design course explores the role of materials in building health and well-being in interiors as part of a larger system of engagement with the built environment. Students will examine the impact of the physical environment on human health and well-being through the study of material impacts, from resourcing through its life cycle. Factors to be examined include, life cycle analysis, en...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 5059 - PSCE 3048 X1
  • Rendall, Clark
Jan 21 - May 11
Online
Spring 2020
This course focuses on the chemistry of products and materials through the lens of material health. It introduces the professionals to the fundamentals of chemistry, enabling them to understand why particular outcomes and health impacts are produced. It introduces students to chemicals of concern and alternatives that are being formulated by green chemists. We ask how project health goals can be outlined and informed...
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This course helps designers navigate industry resources and certifications, find and evaluate product options, and employ resources for maximum impact. We look at methods for targeting specific issues in a project and generalized strategies that can apply more universally, highlighting potential benefits and consequences of employing different approaches. Recommended as the third course in a four-course series.
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This course deals with the full process of creating healthier buildings, covering challenges encountered throughout design, construction, maintenance, and operation. The course is framed as a collection of lessons learned through professional experience to help professionals become better informed so that they can make decisions with an overall awareness of the protocols for healthier design. Recommended as the fourt...
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
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