INSTALL North Central States and Green Building Construction
INSTALL North Central States professionals benefit from significant green building training provided by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ International Training Fund. The UBC is a member and an educational provider of the United States Green Building Council. These materials have also been reviewed and endorsed by the Green Building Initiative (GBI).
Our Green Training familiarizes our installers with the concepts, terminology, materials, benefits, and regulatory agencies involved in green building. Floor 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.
Cost factors and ecological and human benefits of green flooring installation practices are taught, 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.
Information 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.