Because deciphering the Americans with Disabilities Act can be complicated, this course takes an in-depth look at the ADA. You will learn and understand the finer points of what the ADA is, what it means, and the history and purpose of the act. Focusing on the “Public Accommodations” title of the act, the course will explore how the ADA affects the plumbing industry and products. The course will take a deeper look at rules and requirements for drinking fountains and sinks and move into ADA-approved plumbing solutions for long-term care facilities and homes for the aging-in-place community.
This course explores the importance of staying hydrated and the effects dehydration can have on health and wellness. Learn about common types of contaminants in drinking water and the potential health effects of ingesting contaminated water. Discover gaps in consumers’ knowledge around what healthy hydration means, looks like and the role of filtration. Gain insight into how consumer lifestyle trends are driving the need for healthier and more sustainable water in the kitchen and beyond, and how consumers are meeting these needs. Finally, learn about some of the newest drinking water products and filtration systems available to consumers for cleaner, healthier, sustainable drinking water at home.
The prevalence of lead in drinking water isn’t an isolated issue. This course takes a deep dive into the dangers of lead and the harmful effects of consuming lead in drinking water, and answers basic questions about why lead is dangerous, how it got into our drinking water, where it is found and who is at risk. The course further reviews water regulations and discusses strategies to protect against this ubiquitous toxin, as well as developing approaches to proactively reduce lead contamination with the use of filtered water delivery units.
Material transparency is a growing initiative in the green and healthy building arena. The course reviews legislation that provides the baseline for healthy and sustainable materials, as well as discusses the limitations of those regulations. This course further explores the predominant green building programs and how material transparency can help achieve certification status from those programs. Attendees will leave this course with an understanding of how to access, analyze and apply material transparency to their projects and how to leverage these initiatives to support a healthier, more sustainable building industry.
Learn how kitchen sinks have evolved throughout the years. This course analyzes how lifestyle design trends, technology and resource availability have influenced the size, shape and material of the modern-day sink. You will explore the endless possibilities of designing your own custom sink and find out how stainless steel can be easily integrated into residential and commercial kitchens.
In the pursuit of increasing sustainability efforts for a positive impact on the environment, more bottle filling stations are being put into building design specifications. Learn how bottle filling stations help to conserve energy, while encouraging the use of reusable bottles to minimize disposable plastic bottle waste in the environment.
This course takes an in-depth look at the latest design considerations for the home. From sustainable choices to new trends, this course touches on many options to consider when building a new home or even making smart updates to an existing home, starting with the home’s core: the kitchen.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevention of germs and their spread has become increasingly important and remains a top priority. Public spaces have adopted new measures to address such concerns, implementing solutions designed to help combat the spread of germs. This presentation will discuss how germs spread; how opinions have changed pertaining to shared surfaces; how public spaces are evolving because of the COVID-19 pandemic; and how hands-free products are key to providing hygienic solutions.