NORWALK, CT, June 19 – As part of its focus on sustainability and transparency, HMTX Industries will present the upcoming CEU webinar “The Role of Flooring in Healthy Indoor Spaces” on Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00 PM EST. Hosted by USGBC on the GreenBuild website, this session will provide resources and guidance on the proper cleaning and maintenance techniques for residential, commercial and healthcare buildings. The four HMTX in-house expert panelists will open the conversation by demonstrating how to balance the need for a hygienic indoor environment with a common-sense approach to maintaining a healthy indoor space. Presenting will be HMTX’s Chief Sustainability & Quality Officer Rochelle Routman, Director of Training Rick Taylor, Product Support Manager Jay Zurn; and Teknoflor’s Tim Davis, Vice President of Technical Services/Sales. The complimentary webinar is part of Greenbuild Digital Education’s Health & Wellness Series.
The Learning Objectives are:
- Describe the differences of floor cleaning practices depending upon building use.
- Identify the potential impact of flooring cleaning systems on healthy indoor spaces and how to minimize impact.
- Describe and communicate floor cleaning and maintenance procedures to building owners.
- Summarize the cleanability of various flooring types.
Due to increased concerns about the pandemic brought on by COVID-19, there’s a strong and heightened interest in healthy indoor spaces. The need to properly clean and maintain flooring must be balanced with other indoor health concerns. Proper techniques, frequency, and practices are now more important than ever for any building owner or manager. “The Role of Flooring in Healthy Indoor Spaces” will explore these best practices during this 60-minute presentation. The course GB20WEB0630 has been approved by the AIA for HSW (Health Safety and Wellness) credit and by the GBCI (Greenbuild Certification Institute) 920022126. Architects are required to have 18 hours of Learning Units per year to keep certification, and 12 of those learning units must be HSW courses. Interior Designer Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) approval is pending.
“The COVID pandemic has awakened us to think much more in-depth and clearly about what the healthy living/working environment now means across all industries,” said Taylor. “Employees and end users must feel comfortable knowing that business owners are doing everything they can to make them feel safe at the office or home environments. Our CEU will help architects understand the differences between flooring types and why some are more conducive to healthier indoor environments than others, because of the nature of how difficult or easy it is to clean, disinfect and maintain them.”
Said Routman, “We wanted to create a new CEU course in 2020 that would be of interest to everyone. Then COVID hit and along with that came our customers’ concerns about protecting themselves, their families and their colleagues. Flooring plays a role in this, and from our perspective, it’s all part of a broader conversation about healthy indoor spaces. This CEU is very comprehensive in that it covers not just cleaning and disinfecting, but also how to maintain indoor air quality with the increased usage of cleaning products.”
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About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About HMTX Industries
HMTX Industries is a global new materials flooring company and a leader in LVT manufacturing whose brands service a diverse cross-section of the construction marketplace. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and doing business in more than 40 countries around the world, the HMTX family includes Halstead in North America, the leading supplier of LVT to the home center market; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; Teknoflor, its focused healthcare and institutional brand; Aspecta, its high-end global contract brand for architects and designers; as well as Vertex, the foundation of the international supply chain for HMTX.
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Tiffany Davis, HMTX Industries