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Understanding Light Management When Specifying Window Fabric and Shade Systems For Occupant Wellness and LEED Credits

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About This Program

This course provides detailed description of design solutions using interior fabric shades. The focus of the topics covered are to provide clarification based in science that assist the specifier in choosing the best fit for their design.

Session Takeaways

  • Develop design strategies to connect building occupants to the outdoors through nature views while effectively controlling heat and glare to maximize occupant productivity
  • Facilitate new thinking for design challenges in achieving green building credits relating to daylighting, quality views, and thermal comfort with shade control systems
  • Understand the importance of transparency documentation relating to material screening of the chemical composition testing for complete shading systems
  • Differentiate design applications for shading system control by manual users, motorized components, or whole building automation and how control creates the potential for energy savings

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Construction Management/Construction
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Ownership/Property Management


  • Jeffrey R. Donlon, AIA Assoc., CSI, CDT

    Business Development Manager – North East Commercial Rollease Acmeda Contract

    Bringing 20+ years of Commercial Construction Consulting Industry experience, Jeff has had many roles within the commercial arena, focusing on the building envelope and brings his building science industry experience to the shading programs for sustainable building solutions.

April 5, 2022
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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