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Selecting the Right Motorized Shading System

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the important factors involved in selecting the correct motorized shading system for a specific application.
  2. Describe the basic features and operation of motorized shading systems.
  3. Compare the various types of motors available and their uses.
  4. Evaluate the benefits of the most advanced new intelligent motor systems and the

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One of the most effective ways to control the interior environment of all types of buildings is to motorize the window coverings. Motorized shading is a key component of the overall energy efficiency of the building, and the comfort and productivity of its occupants. But motorized systems are not all alike, and when "generic" motors and controls are specified, performance is compromised and potential benefits are never achieved. This course explains the operation and uses of the very wide range of motors and controls available today, including the newest generation of intelligent, digitally networked systems, and outlines the important considerations for selecting the most effective system for a specific application.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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