dcsimg

Demand for green certifications promising for architects designers

on Monday,February 02,2009 22:02

Wind+farm_2144_19004472_0_0_6000942_300.jpg

An institute that specializes in issuing green certifications has experienced an increased growth in applications, and projects that the trend will continue.

The Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI) has seen a more than 50 percent increase in certified products spanning a wide range of construction materials and furnishings. According to the institute''s statement, this is great news for architects, designers, builders and consumers who will have a broader choice when selecting healthy
products for indoor environments.

GEI''s activities are part of a larger effort to bring safe and non-toxic products to market. Its toughest standard requires products be screened for more than 10,000 different volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including phthalates, and must meet the required California chronic exposure levels including 13.5 parts per billion (ppb) formaldehyde.

Elevated levels of VOCs can cause short- and long-term health issues ranging from triggering asthma and allergy attacks to neurological and respiratory disease.

2008 saw a significant number of product recalls around the country, including cribs and furniture with elevated lead levels and children''s chairs recalled due to choking and fall hazards.
ADNFCR-2144-ID-19004472-ADNFCR
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            BS in Aeronautics
            • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
            • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
            • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Drafting Technology & Design (AS)
            • "Apply Now to The Art Institutes - Pursue Your Passion Today."
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            AutoCAD
            • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
            • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
            • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
            • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
            • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Certificate - Industrial Maintenance Technician
            • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
            • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
            • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
            • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
            Show more [+]
            • Financial Aid
            Industrial Maintenance and Automated Technology
            • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
            • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
            • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
            • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            Latest Articles & News

            Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
            It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.

            Second designer chosen for home decor competition
            Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.