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AIAVC VIRTUAL: Daylighting by Design (1 HSW | LU)

This course discusses the benefits of a thoughtfully- designed light control system and how to make it work for your project’s natural-lighting and shading needs. The discussion emphases implementing design methods including specification of technologies such as sun shade and canopy systems that creates useful and aesthetically-pleasing daylight systems. Designing to not only minimize solar heat gain and sunlight, but to successfully re-purpose it for great environmental and aesthetic function. LEED credits associated with specifying sun shade and daylighting canopy systems are also discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of sun shades devices in passive design and identify how canopies and awnings can contribute to a holistic sustainable building envelope.
  • Identify which LEED credits sun shades and architectural canopies might contribute toward.
  • Define daylighting and discuss its role in positive building design, while identifying the benefits of properly controlled natural light.
  • List design considerations for glass and polycarbonate canopy systems.


Aug 05 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 05 2020
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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