New IDCEC Courses Announced

I am excited to announce that the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) has approved two more of my courses. Smart Textiles for the Modern Environment and A Guide to a Sustainable Design Business have both been approved for .2 CEU’s with a Health Safety and Welfare designation.

Smart Textiles for Modern Environments: A Guide for Architects and Designers

Fabrics and fabric selection has become more exciting and more complex with the new developments in fibers, finishes, construction, not to mention green options. By exploring the various new materials coming to market; comparing and contrasting their characteristics and properties and evaluating their performance and applications, more appropriate fabric specifications can be made for use in interiors and office environments. A discussion of textiles’ role in green design and sustainability including current manufacturing practices, technologies and identification and rating systems will supply the textile tools for making better informed decisions and wiser choices for more appropriate products and healthier lives. We’ll contextualize the knowledge and illustrate relevance through real world application examples.

A Guide to a Sustainable Design Business Model

The design landscape is in the midst of a C change and professionals must design a smart business as well as quality environments. The same principles of responsible sustainability can be applied to our business practices. This new age of design requires a commitment to create a sustainable business before we can create sustainable spaces. We’ll examine ethics and values, compare ideas and discuss perspectives that can shape our decisions. We’ll identify tools to be more productive, efficient and greener and that will ensure success. Finally, we’ll devise new strategies and technologies to streamline and strengthen your business and new approaches to enhance your credibility. Environmentally sound business choices made today help to ensure the future health of our business, designs and planet.

The courses have been extremely well received, in fact, the Smart Textiles presentation resulted in a series of articles for Office Insight magazine after rave reviews at NeoCon.  These two courses are great additions to my  library of CEU accredited seminars, webinars and workshops. You can learn more about these courses at www.idcec.org or on my Speaker page.

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