Glass Apps is pleased to announce it is now approved to teach an AIA Continuing Education Course on Smart Glass, how it works, and its applications. The course details are included below.
About the Course This course clarifies the diverse technologies used in "smart glass" or "switchable glass," and the applications where each makes the most sense, then narrows the focus onto the properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology. The course covers the privacy, energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and other features of smart glass, and guides the designer and architect on appropriate specification.
HSW Justification: 1. Ability to allow for natural light and provide privacy in the same space as occupant needs change. 2. This technology blocks 99% of UV rays. 3. In its opaque state, PDLC technology reduces solar heat gain by up to 40%. 4. This option improves air quality due to no need for bacteria-collecting blinds or drapery, allowing for quick and easy sterilization. 5. Laminated glass is considered a safety glass and can be produced as tempered laminated as well.
Learning Objective 1: Describe various passive and active smart glass technologies and their appropriate applications.
Learning Objective 2: Explain how PDLC works, including the chemical make-up and reaction when electrical current is applied.
Learning Objective 3: Discuss privacy, energy use reduction, occupant comfort and other benefits of glazing with PDLC technology.
Learning Objective 4: Describe real-world application of PDLC technology for privacy, energy savings, light management, and other benefits.
AIA: 1 LU Hour, 1 HSW Credit
Course Number - GA-001 Provider Number - 404109127
Contact Banner Robinson for details: +1 385-831-7247