INSTALL floor covering professionals are benefitting from a newly launched green building training program from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. The UBC’s International Training Fund is a member and educational provider of the U.S. Green Building Council. This course has been reviewed by USGBC and is listed in its course catalog. These materials have also been reviewed and endorsed by the Green Building Initiative (GBI).
training program, entitled Awareness: Green Building
teaches floor layers the concepts, terminology, materials, benefits, and
regulatory agencies involved in green building. The course prepares union
members for the green world of construction, with the goal of providing UBC
contractors with better informed, more productive workers.
layers learn about natural carpet fibers and adhesives, proper recycling
practices, low-VOC materials, and how green practices contribute to a healthful
indoor environmental quality. Environmentally preferable building materials as
well as those made from salvaged or recycled products and those that both save
energy and contribute to a safe and healthful environment are also
discussed. A section on the benefits of
green building includes the cost factors, and ecological and human benefits so
that members understand the elements of green building in the context of how
green building addresses the broader issues affecting the environment, business
interests, and the quality of everyday life.
on planning for green growth is included to give members an appreciation of
changing planning and construction practices and how these new practices
control the impact of growth and construction development on the community and
the larger environment. The importance of regulatory agencies and specific
descriptions of the leading regulatory and certifying agencies are also
information about INSTALL, contact John McGrath, INSTALL director, at
215-582-4108, email him at INSTALL@carpenters.org, or visit INSTALLfloors.org.
INSTALL mechanics benefit from Green Building Awareness Training
June 9, 2010