This course aims to look at the fireplace category as a tiered good, better, best structure while providing knowledge about the aesthetic and performance characteristics that qualify a model at each level. "Grades" or tiers of fireplace will be analyzed to determine what will work best for various homeowners and projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the value of fireplaces in new homes and renovations, as well as the ways in which fireplaces can help earn LEED credits.
  • Understand distinguishing features of various fireplace design styles, including traditional, modern, and fusion.
  • Explore fireplace trends and technologies such as controllable heat and connectivity.
  • Discover three key steps that lead to the specification and design of the best fireplaces for different clients, homes, and styles.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of fireplace design/specification.