Volume 25, Issue 1 - JanuaryFebruary 2011

AIA Continuing Education Update

Staying Informed on High-Performance Glazing

The drive to go “green” in architecture is expected to continue. Glass manufacturers and fabricators are continuing to develop highly efficient glass products that can help buildings achieve peak energy performance. As a means to guide architects in better understanding these materials, several manufactures have developed continuing education courses.

LEED and High Performance Glass Guardian Industries
Learning Units: 1

This course describes the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) version 3.0.

In addition, participants will examine how high-performance glass can contribute to achieving LEED points; review coating performance comparison benefits of high-performance, low-E glass; and explore important design considerations and ideas related to LEED v3 through the use of an actual case study.

Energy Efficient Glazing PPG Industries
Learning Units: 1

This program focuses on how low-E coatings work. Participants will learn the differences between “passive” and “solar control” low-E coatings, as well as how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-E glass have been quantified. Upon completing the course they will also understand the energy impact of various low-E coated glasses through simulation modeling.

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