E d u c a t i o n a n d R e s o u r c e s  
Sustainability Calculator  
content that demonstrate the advantages of high-  
Architects and designers can now evaluate envi- performance glass in building facades.  
ronmental performance attributes of Guardian  
glass products with the Guardian Sustainability  
Calculator. This digital program helps users  
see how Guardian glazing make-ups can help a  
project earn certification from green building  
rating systems such as LEED, the Living Building  
Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.  
Architect’s GPS Tool  
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)  
has launched The Architect’s GPS, an online  
navigation tool that uses the American Institute of  
Architects’ (AIA) Five Stages of Design as a plat-  
form to guide architects, designers and specifiers to  
the Vitro Glass product information, specification  
tools and other online resources that are most per-  
tinent to them at each phase of the design process.  
The calculator generates a report on a range  
of rating systems, helps architects and designers  
see what’s possible and aids in the specification  
process. The newest component of Guardian  
Glass Analytics for North America, the program  
joins the Performance Calculator, Building Energy  
The five design stages and related Vitro Glass  
resources include: schematic design, design develop-  
ment, construction documents, bidding and con-  
struction. It assists architects from the initial explo-  
Calculator, BIM Generator and the Glass Visualizer. ration of potential glass options for a project all the  
Together, these tools provide comprehensive engi-  
neering and analytical modeling and custom glass  
way through the contract and construction phases.  
Continuing Education  
Course Title: Designing with Fire Rated Glass  
Provider: Safti First  
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit  
Fire-rated glass and framing systems manufacturer Safti First offers an AIA-registered  
continuing education program “Designing with Fire Rated Glass” (1 AIA LU/HSW). It is now  
available in an on-demand video program that architects can take anytime, anywhere, through  
its website. The program helps architects choose the correct and code-approved fire-rated  
glazing product for every application based on current code and testing requirements. It also  
provides a lesson on how today’s advanced fire-rated glazing products enhance a building’s  
overall design and performance. The program includes various safety and fire testing videos,  
animated charts and other high-impact visuals designed to sustain the viewer’s interest and  
help them retain valuable information.  
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