New SAGE Continuing Ed Course: Interplay of electrochromics, artificial lighting systems in green building

Learn to see daylighting in a different light with SageGlass - Green building has moved past the fad stage to enduring trend status, placing increased pressure on architects, engineers and other building professionals to stay abreast of new technologies and approaches that can meet the challenges of developing energy efficient projects.  At the same time, the steady movement of dynamic glazing into the building products mainstream is changing how architects and designers should be thinking about the way façades interact with the outside environment and, more importantly, how it can actively contribute to efficiency efforts.

To help architects and designers keep current, SageGlass has announced a new addition to its continuing education seminar courses, this one honing in on the interplay between dynamic glazing and artificial lighting to maximize energy efficiency while meeting occupant comfort, needs and expectations.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) members and other architects in licensed states with mandatory Continuing Education requirements for license renewal are required to complete a minimum of twelve learning unit hours of HSW-related training annually. The new course, Integrated Window and Lighting Systems to Help Meet the Green Building Challenge, is presented in a live seminar format lasting approximately 60 minutes and earns participants one HSW (health, safety, welfare) learning unit hour .

Sustainable building codes require provision of daylighting and views as well as high energy efficiency. These requirements can be contradictory to each other because providing sufficient useful daylight through glazed areas often means increased building energy usage and uncomfortable  glare and heat. The need to provide dynamic control for light and heat is critical in minimizing the trade-offs between providing daylighting and views, energy efficiency and providing a comfortable space for occupants. This course introduces the concept of integrated façades and examines how high performance buildings must be designed to dynamically respond to daylight to both achieve optimum energy efficiency and provide a comfortable environment for its occupants. It also examines how integrated façades help to meet stringent new energy codes, and provide a pathway to achieve near net-zero buildings.  How to specify integrated façades to deliver the as promised performance is also discussed.

Professionals who participate in and complete this course will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of integrating fenestration and electric lighting.
  • Apply daylighting and dynamic fenestration controls to achieve optimized energy performance, daylight and quality views, without compromising occupant comfort to help meet green building code requirements.
  • Understand new daylight quality metrics and their use in green building standards
  • Review good daylight design practices and best layout of spaces to maximize daylight effectiveness
  • Be able to specify integrated façade and lighting control systems to ensuring desired building performance

This course is only available as a live presentation by SAGE at your company or local AIA chapter. Contact for more information.

600450 New SAGE Continuing Ed Course: Interplay of electrochromics, artificial lighting systems in green building
Date: 29 September 2014

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