Volume 29, Issue 2 - Summer 2015

Education and Resources

Architects may have questions about increasingly popular factors regarding glass and fenestration, such as daylighting. Products and technologies have evolved, providing a number of opportunities for performance features and benefits.

The courses featured in our Continuing Education Corner are a great way to stay in the loop with all the relevant new concepts in the industry while also earning the professional
credits needed annually. Consider checking out this one.

Course Title: Benefits of Daylight and
Fresh Air in Residential Design Explained
Provider: Velux
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

The one-hour course focuses on daylighting and top lighting benefits, fresh air and natural ventilation benefits provided by skylights and vertical windows. It also discusses thermal comfort standards and measures related to natural ventilation, as well as energy efficiency associated with skylights from both a lighting and natural ventilation standpoint.

Course content includes findings from a recent study related to energy balance and how skylights can help to significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for mechanical cooling in some climates.

Also examined is how skylights can help contribute to an energy efficient home design where a better daylight factor is achieved while reducing the overall fenestration area.



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