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USGBC Announces New Virtual Tour
January 13, 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Department has announced a new innovative virtual tour of their headquarters.

The renovation of USGBC’s offices was certified as LEED┬« Platinum and touring the space was already very popular with visitors. By going virtual with the tour, USGBC is meeting its mandate of promoting sustainable development and reaching a much broader audience. The resulting presentation is a three-dimensional model with embedded complimentary courses, videos, audio podcasts, 3D models of building products and materials, and text.

While the tour itself qualifies for continuing education credit, several other courses based on the products used in the USGBC offices will be linked within the virtual environment. Today, these courses are “Next Generation Green Restroom Design” by Excel Dryer Inc./Sloan Valve Company, “NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet Standard” by The Mohawk Group, “Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content” by National Gypsum, “High Performing Interiors for High Performance Buildings” by USG Corporation, “Going for Gold: A Case Study of Recycled Glass and Concrete Surfaces with Cradle to Cradle┬« Certification” by IceStone, LLC, and “Sustainable High Pressure Decorative Laminate” by Wilsonart International, Inc. But it is expected that many more courses will be added over the next year making the tour a wide and varied educational opportunity for design professionals.


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