Continuing Education

As part of our dedication to the industry, TOTO provides members of the design and construction community the opportunity to meet their continuing education requirements with several sponsored courses. Some courses may be completed on line through GreenCE Inc. as well as face to face. On line course links are shown below. Please contact Gunnar Baldwin at gbaldwin@totousa.com for more information regarding face to face presentations.

A Tale of Two Factories

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Observe production of ceramic plumbing fixtures from processing of raw materials, all the way to final packaging of the completed product as you tour two production facilities. During the first half of the tour, the learner will watch processing of raw materials, forming of the pre-fired plumbing fixtures using a plaster casting process, heat tempering in the kiln, fitting of hardware, quality control inspection, and packaging for distribution. During part 2, the learner will follow the production process from processing of raw materials, laboratory testing of slurry, forming of pre-fired plumbing fixtures using a pressure casting process, heat tempering in the kiln, fitting of hardware, quality control inspection, and packaging for distribution. Upon completion, the learner will be able to articulate the primary benefits and drawbacks of the two different casting processes, including how the processes involved contribute to lower life-cycle impacts.

AIA/CES qualified for four LUs of HSW qualified credit and four LUs of GBCI qualified credit.

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This course is offered only as an on-site tour of TOTO facilities.

Product Disclosure and the Future of Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this 1-hour course, design professionals will examine how product declarations allow for more informed design decisions. We will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and Transparency Reports (TR). The benefits and limitations of each type of product declaration will be examined with regards to declaring a product's environmental impacts, as well as how each type of declaration contributes to points in the Materials and Resources category of LEED version 4. Finally, we will identify several resources that design professionals can use to find available declarations for building products.

AIA/CES qualified for one LU of HSW qualified credit and one LU of GBCI qualified credit. On line course qualifies for one hour of IDCEC credit. Certificates of completion are provided and can be used for self reporting by those who need IDCEC credit for attending face to face presentations.

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People, Our Planet and Water

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this course, gain insight into water efficiency and the role of sustainable plumbing. We’ll also discuss testing and standards, environmental technologies, product transparency and contributions to LEED certification.

AIA/CES qualified for one LU of HSW qualified credit and one LU of GBCI qualified credit. On line course qualifies for one hour of IDCEC credit. Certificates of completion are provided and can be used for self reporting by those who need IDCEC credit for attending face to face presentations.

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Total Design & ADA in Restrooms

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Upon completion of this course the design professional will be able to:

  • Identify how the restrooms in your buildings really impact occupants and your legacy as a designer
  • Review 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for restrooms and their implemmentation
  • Distinguish between minimal accessible design and universal design
  • Define the characteristics of TOTAL design as they apply to the restroom setting

ADA Approved Course. Completion fulfills: State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements. Completion provides: 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour. Completion Provides: 1 IDCED CEU

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Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this presentation, we explore how sustainable manufacturing helps reduce environmental impacts and solve critical issues facing our planet. Our team discusses how a manufacturer can use innovative practices to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. Industry experts describe why design professionals should use EPDs, HPDs, and Declare Labels for specifying products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how sustainable manufacturing practices can reduce energy, water, and material waste to improve the environment and reduce a product's footprint
  2. Review 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for restrooms and their implemmentation
  3. Explain why design and industry professionals should specify products with high performance attributes that have minimal impact on the environment and human health
  4. Describe the value of Transparency Reports (EDPs), HPDs, and Declare Labels in achieving points in LEED and other green buildings systems
  5. Explain the steps in sustainable manufacturing of vitreous china products from mining raw materials to the recycling or re-purposing of the used product

AIA Approved Course: Completion Provides 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

GBCI Appoved Course: Completion Provides 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals

IDCEC Approved Course: Completion Provides 1 IDCEC CEU

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