New SAGE Continuing Education Unit Explores Dynamic Solar Control

WHAT: SAGE Electrochromics, the pioneer and market leading innovator in electronically tintable glass, has released the third in a series of continuing education units (CEU) explaining dynamic solar control using electrochromic glazing.

The first CEU covered basics of electrochromics technology, while the second CEU examined the benefits of daylighting and how electrochromic glazing enables users to optimize natural daylight.This latest course, which is featured in print in a leading architectural publication, includes an overview of the topics covered in the first two units, while focusing on the challenges of solar control in design, including heat and glare issues. It will discuss traditional approaches to dealing with these issues and explain how dynamic glazing can effectively address them while enabling a higher degree of design freedom.

After completing the CEU, participants will be able to:

Explain the impact of glazing on energy consumption in buildings and compare different approaches to sun shading solutions that affect energy use.

Analyze the energy and environmental benefits related to the control of electrochromic dynamic glazing.

Examine the human factor aspects of using differing zones of electrochromic dynamic glazing in a building façade.

Recognize key considerations in designing and specifying electrochromic glazing to achieve maximum performance, including potential contribution to LEED® points.


Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP -   Architect

Peter J. Arsenault is a registered architect and sustainability consultant located in upstate New York with over 32 years of diversified experience. A graduate of Syracuse University, he earned degrees in both architecture and sociology with an emphasis on urban design and environmental planning. Since 1980, even before the term “green” architecture was popularized, he has focused his work on the principles of energy consciousness, environmental sensibility and sustainable design.         


The free course materials, Dynamic Solar Control with Electrochromic Glazing, are posted to Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center. After reading the materials, a free online test must be taken and passed in order to earn one AIA/CES HSW learning unit. Reference: AIA/CES COURSE #K1311E; GBCI COURSE #0090010642

About SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.

SAGE Electrochromics is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced dynamic glass that can be tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s comfort and well-being. SageGlass 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. Now celebrating its 10th year anniversary shipping commercial SageGlass, the company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window industry.” SAGE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, the world’s largest building materials company.

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