AIA Continuing Education Update
Daylighting, Energy and Other Glass Options
Thanks to so many new developments, glass products are used
for far more reasons than just a view to the outside. These days glass
types that can meet both energy performance as well as comfort requirements
are of particular interest when it comes to building design and construction.
Luckily, a number of companies and organizations have developed AIA Continuing
Education Courses to help you stay in the know when it comes to making
your next glass selection.
Glass: The Right Choice
American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association
LU hours: 1
Developed by AAMA’s Glass Materials Council, this course is designed to
provide a better understanding of the uses of glass in a commercial building,
as well as the functionality and performance that glass can provide. The
course explores the manufacturing and fabrication processes used to produce
different types of glass, as well as the different applications for which
glass can be used. It also covers the various kinds of fabricated glass
solutions that can enhance basic glass performance, such as insulating
units, safety glass, and fire-rated glass. Methods of measuring and evaluating
glass performance to help you make smarter glass choices are also covered.
LU hours: 1
This course from Advanced Glazings provides a look at the importance of
effective daylighting in non-residential applications and examines the
use of translucent glazings to achieve optimum daylighting.
Those taking the course will learn several key lessons. The program is
designed to provide participants with an understanding of the importance
of daylighting to occupants’ health and welfare, as well as shortcomings
of traditional daylighting methods, according to company information.
Participants will also learn the function of, and how to effectively apply,
translucent glazings into the building envelope. www.advancedglazings.com
Daylighting Principles and Strategies
for Sustainable Design
Whole Building Design Guide
LU hours: 1.5
According to course developers, daylighting is the controlled admission
of natural light into a space through windows to reduce or eliminate electric
lighting. Developers say that by providing a direct link to the dynamic
and perpetually evolving patterns of outdoor illumination, daylighting
helps create a visually stimulating and productive environment for building
occupants, while reducing as much as one-third of total building energy
costs. Course participants will learn about the principles of daylighting
and other topics that support effective daylighting design. http://www.wbdg.org/education/
Performance in Structural Windows
LU hours: 1
This presentation explores the materials available for use in thermal
barrier systems in terms of both thermal and structural performance. It
also reinforces the use of warm-edge glass spacers as an effective way
to reduce condensation and improve overall thermal efficiency in insulated
glass window systems. www.traco.com
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