Schooled on Stone

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has introduced a new CEU presentation entitled Natural Stone & Green Design. Developed by the MIA’s Sustainability Presentation Committee, this one hour class is ready for presentation to architects and designers seeking continuing education credits. The presentation covers how natural stone fits into the green movement, including information about LEED credits and other building standards. It has been approved by the AIA (architects), IDCEC (interior designers), LACES (landscape architects), and GBCI (United States Green Building Council’s Green Building Certification Institute) as a certified continuing education course. Natural Stone & Green Design is the first MIA CEU presentation certified by GBCI.

The Sustainability Presentation Committee was chaired by Robert Bacon of daltile. Other members include: Mark Shama (Cosmos Surface Distribution), Fred Jackson (Estudio Group), Vincent Moiso (Quarry Collections), Fred Hueston (Stone Forensics), and Scott Lardner (Rocky Mountain Stone).

The library of CEU courses available to members of the CEU program has grown to 12. In 2013, a total of 261 courses were presented to over 2,900 designers, architects and landscape architects. People enrolled in the MIA CEU Program will have access to presentation materials including a PowerPoint, printable handout, and a learning assessment quiz. They will also be given a folder with relevant resources such as NSC case studies and the LEED 4.0 handbook. During StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 in January, the presentation will be used in the MIA speaker workshop and recorded to be used as an additional training tool for speakers.

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