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Senior Construction Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
4

Excellent information that is very detailed and provides the pros and cons for all the flooring types available for homes today.

The Energy Coalition
4

Instructions for installation are very detailed and Pros and Cons are well laid out; the rating boxes are too general to be of much use

LPA, Inc.
5

Organized clearly and good content for a broad understanding of flooring options.

Architect, Rehler Vaughn & Koone, Inc.
Pro Reviewer
3

Good, practical information for any homeowner and/or DIYer.

Senior Project Engineer, AlphaCladding
5

Awesome!

Junior Designer, Zakian Woo Architects, Inc.
3

good to know

The New School
4

Some of the information repeated itself with slightly different facts.

Architect, Hilary Bates Architecture
2

great, i think it is an internist topic and I'd like to learn even more

Sr. Interior Project Designer, PERKINS+WILL
3

Like the cheat with comparison between different materials. Very informative.

Interior Designer, Mitchell Construction Group, Medfield,MA
3

good format, informative

Student
4

Informative and to the point!

Director of Operations, Okland Construction Company
4

A good overview of basic green flooring types and pros / cons

Green Building Specialist, MSc, USGBC FACULTY, VU University Amsterdam
3

Useful

Faculty and Director, Green Building Learning Collaborative, University of Florida
Pro Reviewer
4

This article addresses in details types of flooring that will contribute to greening your home. The material is developed and laid out very well. Including each flooring type’s environmental qualities, pros & cons, maintenance, timeline, cost, and steps to install it. The material is very helpful for anyone who is interested in installing flooring in new construction or replacing an existing floor.
Each flooring type presented is rated for its difficulty installing, cost, maintenance, added value to the project, and savings. In addition, a quick tip is provided for each flooring type presented.
The colorful images representing each flooring type are visually pleasing.
The quiz represents the material presented.

STV Inc.
4

I was hoping for information on linoleum as well

Interior Designer & Contractor, Village Design Group, Inc.
4

Good information!

Principal / Director, Zebra Projects, Inc.
4

Good course

Project Engineer, Pacific Erectors Inc
4

i liked the way this presentation was set up

USACE-Project Manager, U.S. Army
3

Good course

National Climate Finance Advsier, The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access HUB
4

Very informative

Designer, SWA
5

VERY HELPFUL AND PRACTICAL!

Program Manager, CH2M
4

Informative

Preconstruction Specialist, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
4

I liked being able to go at my own pace. The information was easy to understand and used the same comparison metrics for each product type making a comparison easier.

Project Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
5

Fun & interesting topic!

4

Interesting

Project Manager, CO Architects
3

Very informative

Architectural Engineer, LEED GA
5

GOOD

Assistant Vice President, Marx|Okubo Associates, Inc.
4

Very informative

Vice President , Cushman & Wakefield
4

Very good. Great basic flooring information.

California State University, Office of the Chancellor
2

The rating boxes were completely unclear as to whether 1 star or 3 stars meant "good" or "bad",.

Client Relations Supervisor, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)

Hello Kristina, I am sorry to hear the rating boxes were unclear to you. I would suggest you view the project rating box handout that is included under the additional resources section. I hope this helps!

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me directly at felicia.fuller@gbrionline.org. Thanks!

Product Development Specialist, Alumicor Ltd.
4

Good overview of current sustainable flooring options.

Real Estate Analyst, Bailard
4

Good options to choose from. It is a great source to get more educated on which one to go with and how to install yourself, if you choose to do so.

LEED / Commissioning Consultant, Salimus Consultancy DMCC
Pro Reviewer
4

The course is published in a form of a 22-page pamphlet containing a brief but comprehensive information about sustainable flooring material choices: bamboo, cork, reclaimed wood, laminate, hardwood, wool carpet, and recycled tile. In addition, radiant floors are discussed and a simple floor cleaning method is suggested by using a white vinegar-and-water solution. For each flooring material, a simple Project Rating Box is provided estimating such flooring choice characteristics as difficulty, cost, maintenance, home value, and saving. The course deserves 4 stars for straightforward approach to the subject.

Building Space Analyst 1, OGS
2

Most of the information I already knew. Was hoping for more alternative flooring like concrete, linoleum, etc.

Project Manager, Weis Builders
3

Couple of useful items that related to my current situation. Hard to correlate the others.

Assistant Property Manager, Colliers International
4

Very informative.

Project Architect, Shah Kawasaki Architects
3

Good explanation of flooring options geared for the home owner. Understanding the rating chart is key to understanding overall summary of option characteristics. The exclusion of resilient flooring options from the presentation is a curious omission.

Student, West Valley College
2

I completed this course - I actually did enjoy the article on flooring but it wouldn't download from the main DL button, I had to use the "Additional Resources - Course Reading" link to open and after completion I could not download my certificate.

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Karma, Thank you for providing your feedback. I am sorry you had troubles downloading the course but happy you found a solution. I have emailed you a PDF of your certificate of completion for this course. I hope that helps!

Senior Project Manager, CLEAResult
Pro Reviewer
4

This article provides a good basic overview of flooring choices for a residential building. The article lays out the major categories of flooring types. It would serve best as a guide for homeowners and builders to evaluate which flooring is best for their home, along with the cost, care and various other product information. It provides a good overview of what to look for in specific products to minimize off-gassing, and maximize the sustainability aspects of their flooring choice. The article is a medium to low impact format, reducing the connection need, but also limiting information to strictly visual. The content and clarity deserve four stars, but the educational value loses a little from its non-dynamic article format.

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