Continuing Education

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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 online through GreenCE Inc. as well as face to face. Online course links are shown below. Please contact Mariko Terasaki or Leila D'Heurle for more information regarding face to face presentations.

Make Yourself at Home: Designing Residential Bathrooms for Living in Place (NEW)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this newest CEU offering by TOTO USA, design and architecture professionals will learn about strategies, technologies, and design features to incorporate in residential bathroom projects that go beyond code compliance - helping promote independence and dignity for all residents and visitors, regardless of age or ability.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, the design professional will be able to: 

  • Recall basic principles of Universal Design that encourage strategies that make bathrooms accessible to all people, regardless of age, ability, or other factors 
  • Define Living in Place and discuss how it builds upon previous concepts to create designforward bathrooms that promote independence and dignity for all 
  • Identify general strategies that incorporate Living in Place concepts to consider when designing bathrooms in new and existing residential projects 
  • Evaluate residential bathroom designs, fixtures, and product features to ensure that every project encourages Living in Place without compromising on design aesthetics

Completion provides: 
1 AIA HSW CE Hour, 1 IDCEC HSW CEU, 1 NKBA CEU, 0.1 NARI CEU"

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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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define water efficiency 
  • Explain why additional testing may be needed beyond that required to meet the WaterSense specification for toilets 
  • Distinguish between reducing the volume of water used in a building and reducing flow rates 
  • Select technologies for use in designing bathrooms which contribute toward LEED points and meet long-term sustainability goals

Completion provides: 
1 AIA HSW CE Hour, 1 IDCEC HSW CEU, 1 GBCI CE General Hour

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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

Completion provides: 
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour; 1 ADA/State Accessibility/Barrier-Free CE Hour, 1 IDCEC HSW 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

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

Completion Provides: 
I AIA HSW CE Hour, 1 IDCEC HSW CEU, 1 GBCI CE General Hour

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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.

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