INSTALL techs benefit from green training

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LAS VEGAS—INSTALL floor covering professionals are benefiting from a newly launched green building training program from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC). UBC’s International Training Fund is a member and educational provider of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which reviewed the course and listed it in its course catalog. These materials have also been reviewed and endorsed by the Green Building Initiative (GBI). The training program, Awareness: Green Building, teaches floor layers the concepts, terminology, materials, benefits and regulatory agencies involved in green building. The course prepares them for the green world of construction with the goal of providing UBC contractors with better-informed, more productive workers.

“Installers learn about natural carpet fibers and adhesives, proper recycling practices, low- VOC materials and how green practices contribute to a healthful indoor environmental quality,” said John McGrath, INSTALL’s director.

Environmentally preferable building materials—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 cost factors and ecological and human benefits so members understand the elements of green building in the context of how it addresses the broader issues affecting the environment, business interests and the quality of everyday life.

For more about INSTALL, call 215.582.4108.

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