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Courses

Natural Beauty: Design with Biophilic Principles to Promote Occupant Well-Being

Online: Self-Paced

One of the most important concepts behind biophilia is the "urge to affiliate with other forms of life" (E.O. Wilson). Humans are connected to nature, inspired by nature, and desire to be harmonized with nature. This course discusses the main principles of biophilic design and explains how a connection with nature benefits human well-being, increases classroom performance, and reduces stress. Multiple case studies demonstrating the positive benefits of daylight and views on building occupants are discussed, and applications of biophilic design are examined.

Turn on the Daylight: Automated Shading for Human Health + Building Performance

Online: Self-Paced

A large portion of new commercial and residential buildings built today are equipped with clear, floor-to-ceiling glass. Does this new expansive area of glass lead to daylight optimization? This course explains the impacts of daylighting on human health and building occupant comfort. Proactive and reactive automated shading systems are discussed, automated shading systems in projects of various scopes and scales are also discussed.

Expand Your Views: The Benefits of Shadecloth Selection on Daylight, Health, & Comfort

Online: Self-Paced

Our built environment must be optimized to create comfortable and healthier spaces. Shading systems can be used to enhance our spaces by providing optimal daylight and comfort to create an ideal indoor environment. This course reviews the performance, aesthetics, and material health of various shadecloth compositions and how each factor contributes to the shadecloth selection process.

Brighten Your Day With Daylight

Live: Face to Face

One of the most popular design trends today is the use of daylighting to support wellness, boost productivity, and offset energy use. What’s more, maximizing the use of natural light in a space also speaks to the modern design language that the latest architectural buildings boast today. This CEU will seek to educate specifiers on the importance of daylighting and how to incorporate best practices that maximize its benefit

Lighting the Way to Better Healthcare

Live: Face to Face

This CEU will seek to educate specifiers on benefits directly connected to the design of healing spaces while taking a close look at the way shading, daylight, and acoustics play important roles in those outcomes.

Get the Daylight You Deserve

Online: Self-Paced

Daylight is an essential part of our health and well-being, but it needs management. Shading strives to maximize daylight without compromising building occupant comfort and well-being. This course explores the role daylight has within the built environment and its impact on occupants and energy usage, with a focus on how to better specify shadecloth based on factors such as project type, solar optical properties, shadecloth composition, and environmental factors.

Daylight and Window Management with Automated Controls

Online: Self-Paced

Automated-shading systems are designed to maximize natural daylight, increase building energy efficiency, and ensure occupants have a comfortable environment with views to the outside. This course will explain how an automated shading system predicts, monitors, and responds to the daily microclimate surrounding a building to effectively manage daylight, solar-heat gain, occupant comfort levels, and energy use demands.
 

Daylighting and Energy Optimization with Automated Shades

Live: Face-to-Face

Review of automated shading and daylighting design strategies on sustainability and energy optimization. Learning Objective 1: To design automated shading systems to position the roller shades to optimize a building's response to the sun. Learning Objective 2: To apply these sustainable design strategies associated with LEED credits. Learning Objective 3: To describe the impact of automated shading and daylighting design strategies on sustainability and energy optimization. Learning Objective 4: To describe how automated shading systems can improve the performance of dimmable lighting, HVAC, and demand response.

How Automated Shades Help to Create Sustainable Architecture

Live: Face-to-Face

The seminar will explore how the use of automated shades enables daylight to be utilized throughout a space thereby benefiting occupants and conserving resources. Automated Shading systems minimize solar radiation and manage glare effectively and reliably. Energy is conserved and carbon footprint is lowered by decreased use of electrical lighting and minimized heat load on the HVAC system. In addition, shading of all types promotes the use of daylight, maximizes views to the outside, and helps the body to maintain its Circadian rhythm.

Get the Daylight You Deserve

Live: Face-to-Face

Daylight is a key factor for health and wellness, and being central to energy-savings strategies and being a part of sustainability strategies. This seminar will provide detailed information on utilizing daylight and meeting requirements for managing glare and controlling for solar radiation, while gaining benefits of daylight and views.

Daylighting and Energy Reduction Using Automated Shades

Live: Face-to-Face

This course provides an overview of the principles of daylighting and the use of automated shades to reduce energy and electric lighting. Identify strategies for daylighting performance and evaluate those strategies in relation to energy consumption and conservation including LEED credits.

 

An Analysis of Contemporary Shading Systems

Live: Face-to-Face

Learning Objective 1: Benefits Sun Lighting and how it can save money. Learning Objective 2: Credits for an Architect Learning Objective 3: To learn about Window Solutiona Learning Objective 4: To be more aware of the glare and window cooling system.

 


Course Collections

LEED AP® Interior Design + Construction Credential Maintenance

A LEED AP® ID+C is required to take a total of 30 CE (continuing education) hours biennially; 6 LEED-specific hours and 24 LEED General hours. Among the ways to earn CE hours is Education, either GBCI Approved Education or Unapproved Education. GBCI now allows LEED APs with Specialty to take an unlimited amount of either to meet credentialing requirements, while encouraging participants to take approved education where possible. Nowhere will you find as many FREE GBCI Approved courses than here, at AEC Daily.

SITES AP Credential Maintenance

The SITES AP is required to take a total of 30 CE (continuing education) hours biennially; 6 SITES-specific hours and 24 General hours. The courses listed here contain information related to SITES credit category concepts and are all GBCI approved continuing education. These courses are all General CE.

 

LEED® Green Associate™ Credential Maintenance

A LEED® Green Associate™ is required to take 15 CE (continuing education) hours biennially, 3 LEED-specific hours and 12 LEED General hours. Among the ways to earn CE hours is Education, either GBCI Approved Education or Unapproved Education. GBCI now allows LEED APs with Specialty to take an unlimited amount of either to meet credentialing requirements, while encouraging participants to take Approved education where possible. Nowhere will you find as many FREE GBCI Approved courses than here, at AEC Daily.

 

LEED AP® Building Design + Construction Credential Maintenance

A LEED AP® BD+C is required to take a total of 30 CE (continuing education) hours biennially; 6 LEED-specific hours and 24 LEED General hours. Among the ways to earn CE hours is Education, either GBCI Approved Education or Unapproved Education. GBCI now allows LEED APs with Specialty to take an unlimited amount of either to meet credentialing requirements, while encouraging participants to take approved education where possible. Nowhere will you find as many FREE GBCI Approved courses than here, at AEC Daily.

 

WELL AP Credential Maintenance

The WELL AP is required to take a total of 30 CE (continuing education) hours biennially; 6 WELL-specific hours and 24 General hours. The courses listed here contain information related to WELL credit category concepts and are all GBCI approved continuing education. These courses are all General CE.