Somfy offers continuing education credits through the American Institute of Architects as well as the United States Green Building Council. When you take the time to schedule and participate in a Lunch and Learn presentation you will receive both one AIA and one GBCI credits towards your overall continuing education credentials.
Somfy Systems is a registered provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of the program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to the course could be answered while scheduling a session.
This course will provide an understanding of innovative design trends including current market drivers, comparing high-performance glass vs. high-performance shading and how to increase visual and thermal comfort by automating the balance of natural and artificial light. This course will build the connection between current design trends influence on building performance using automated facades. We will discuss design strategies using automated solar management and its impact on these design trends.
1. Discover construction market sustainability drivers and automation examples.
2. Understand automation of building envelopes/façades using innovative and sustainable design strategies.
3. Relate sustainable building design with the benefits of automation.
4. Promote sustainable design based on the value of automation.