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Upcoming CEUs

NOVEMBER 2020

Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste

Presented by veteran materials and product specialist Royce Epstein, this CEU will uncover how the design industry is using waste to create new things, bridging design and sustainability for interiors, architecture, product design, fashion, and the arts.

ACCREDITATION: AIA, IDCEC, HSW

When: Monday, November 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST
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DEMATERIALIZED | REMATERIALIZED

In this CEU, hosted by Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group, we will explore new materials for a new age with the hope of progress within two categories: dematerialized and rematerialized. 

ACCREDITATION: AIA, IDCEC, HSW

When: Monday, November 16 from 3:00PM - 4:00 PM EST
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DECEMBER 2020


Biophilic Design


This course discusses Biophilia, “humankind’s innate biological connection with nature” and the theory that as humans we have an inherent need to affiliate with the world around us. The course examines the theory of biophilic design, along with its benefits and the types of effects it creates. It also addresses the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and how those patterns are incorporated into products and architectural design. Additionally, the course provides case studies highlighting how biophilic design has an economic and statistical impact on our society.
 

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST
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PAST CEUs

Missed one of the CEU's below? Contact your Mohawk Group rep to find out how you can attend a personalized CEU session?

Handprints Over Footprints: Combining Social Impact with Environmental Stewardship to Create Net-Positive Enterprises

This CEU discusses the concept of Handprinting and its increasing importance in the transformational movement of regenerative sustainability. Hosted by Rami Vagal (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C), senior manager, sustainability at Mohawk.


Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste

Presented by veteran materials and product specialist Royce Epstein, this CEU will uncover how the design industry is using waste to create new things, bridging design and sustainability for interiors, architecture, product design, fashion, and the arts.


The Path to Living Product Challenge

This course introduces the philosophy, performance standards and certification process of the Living Product Challenge, which is a global program of the International Living Future Institute. Living Product Challenge provides a framework for manufacturers to re-imagine design and construction of products to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. Presented by Rami Vagal (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C), senior manager, sustainability at Mohawk.


DEMATERIALIZED | REMATERIALIZED

In this CEU, hosted by Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group, we will explore new materials for a new age with the hope of progress within two categories: dematerialized and rematerialized. 

THE MATERIAL WORLD: BEYOND TRANSPARENCY

Presented by senior manager, sustainability at Mohawk Rami Vagal (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C), this free, accredited CEU looks at the importance of materials transparency and the various methods that can be used to quantify a product’s ingredients.



FRACTAL FLUENCY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 

Presented by Martin and Anastasija Lesjak of 13&9 Design with Dr. Richard Taylor, Head of University of Oregon's Physics Department, this course discusses addresses fractal fluency and how fractals can be translated into design. Seemingly random shapes and forms found in nature often appear haphazard; but, upon closer inspection, there is a structure underlying these natural arrangements. And as we look closer and closer, the patterns repeat over and over. These are fractals.

The discovery of stress-reducing fractals holds crucial implications for society: the US spends billions of dollars annually to combat stress-induced illnesses, and stress is increasingly blamed for numerous debilitating disorders. Research has shown that surgery patients recover more quickly if they have a window looking out on nature. But as we increasingly find ourselves surrounded with urban landscapes and artificial workspaces, we risk becoming even further disconnected from nature and its healing benefits.

In basing design on the stress-reductive quality found in fractals, the transdisciplinary team of 13&9 Design, Fractals Research at the Physics Department of the University of Oregon, and Mohawk Group are tapping into our deep-seated desire to see patterns, to connect to nature and to have more inspiring and relaxing environments in which to live and work.

ACCREDITATION: AIA, IDCEC


ACHIEVING A 4.0 FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Presented by senior manager, sustainability at Mohawk Rami Vagal (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C), this free, accredited CEU assesses modern needs for higher education institutions to bring flexibility into a continuously transforming segment and asserts different sustainable techniques that apply to design and architecture in higher education spaces.


INTEGRATING HEALTH AND WELLBEING INTO THE FOUNDATION OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Using the WELL building standard as the main catalyst, Rami Vagal (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C) examines how buildings impact occupant wellbeing through design, quality of space, and products. It also addresses the 10 new concepts of the WELLv2 and how those patterns are incorporated into products and architectural design – with focus on understanding how green building and healthy building complement each other to realize the true benefits of holistic sustainability.