Understanding Low-E Coatings

Sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures.
  2. Assess the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and magnetron sputter vacuum deposition (MSVD) low-e coatings.
  3. Describe how passive and solar-control low-e coatings differ, and how they impact glass performance measures.
  4. Explain commercial energy usage and how low-e coatings can improve energy efficiency and earn LEED credit contributions.

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
1 AIBD P-CE
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

This course will explain how to prioritize and balance the unique aesthetic and performance needs of your project—no matter how big or small. Although aesthetics is typically the first priority, making low-emissivity (low-e) coating selections is critical to executing building performance strategies. Using clear, low-iron, and performance-tinted glass can also help you provide your client with a high-performing building—all while still meeting code.

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ARCHITECT: ZVA Arquitectos

 

 

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