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Rubber Underfoot

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Offered by Environmental Design & Construction
Category Indoor environmental quality

After reading this article and passing the quiz, architects and facility managers should be able to identify the benefits of rubberflooring, including its affect on the work environment in hospitals, schools and commercial buildings; its IAQ requirements; sound attenuation qualities; recyclability; and other sustainable attributes. Readers should then be able to explain why or why not rubberflooring is suitable option for a green building.


1. Identify how rubber flooring#s limited cleaning and maintenance requirements translate into a high life-cycle cost value.
2. Differentiate how rubber flooring meets stringent IAQ requirements, as compared to other flooring types.
3. Identify common recycledcontent within rubber flooring and its end-of-life recyclable uses.
4. Appreciate the level of foot, leg and back support affordedby rubber flooring, as well as slip prevention.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0