Architects, engineers and other construction professionals seeking to earn Continuing Education credits while expanding their knowledge of daylighting now have access to both a live and an online training course that will help fulfill their requirements.
SAGE recently launched a new addition to its popular learning seminar series called Daylighting with Electrochromics. The course reviews the principles of daylighting and examines how dynamic window systems work and contribute to building energy savings and daylighting design.
The course is available either through live, instructor-led classes, typically conducted at “lunch & learn” sessions for local AIA chapters and conferences, as well as a new self-paced online course on AEC Daily.
The online version of Daylighting with Electrochromics is approved by the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and qualifies for one LEED Continuing Education hour credit. Both the online and live versions of the course qualify for one HSW (health, safety, welfare) and Sustainable Design learning unit hour from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
“Architects and other AIA members in licensed states with mandatory Continuing Education requirements for license renewal must complete a minimum of 12 learning unit hours of HSW-related training annually,” said Andrew Hulse, SAGE’s vice president of business development. “Daylighting with Electrochromics is an excellent way to help meet CE requirements while also staying up-to-date with the latest glazing technologies.”
On completion of the program participants will be able to:
– summarize the role of daylighting and its challenges for use in sustainable design;
– describe active and passive dynamic glazing systems;
– compare and contrast dynamic window options with respect to energy management;
– understand how electrochromic coatings tint;
– list the four components that make up an electrochromic control system; and
– describe three different methods of electrochromic glazing control and a building user situation applicable to each.
 The live course qualifies only for the AIA HSW credit. The online version qualifies for all listed CE credits.
SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass manages the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s comfort and well-being. It can reduce a building’s cooling load by 20% and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is a smarter, more elegant solution than conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and louvers. With SageGlass you can control sunlight and glare without shades or blinds while maintaining the view and connection to the outdoors. SageGlass is manufactured in Faribault, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window industry,” and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, the world’s largest building materials company.
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About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 250 locations in North America and approximately 15,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.2 billion in 2014.
Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
In 2015, Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary, 350 reasons to believe in the future. Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2014 sales of $54.6 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has over 180,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, visit https://www.saint-gobain.com/en and the twitter account @saintgobain