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Continuing education units

Learn the latest in glass technology.

We take the latest insights on glass capabilities, applications and trends and make them available to the architecture and design community through informative presentations that earn you continuing education units (CEUs). Guardian Glass is a registered AIA/CES program provider and we partner with Architectural Record magazine and BNP Media to sponsor the Continuing Education Center.

State-of-the-Art Design in Higher Education

Designed to help participants identify and recognize the design and performance aspects of glass and glazing as part of an energy-efficient, comfortable, and code-compliant building exterior; Assess the health and safety aspects of wall surfaces as they relate to durability and sustainability; Explain the significance of providing flexible spaces in university and college settings for general well-being, functionality, and energy performance; and determine ways to incorporate the health, safety, and welfare principles discussed as shown in case studies.

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Daylighting Design Update

This presentation discusses the benefits of natural daylighting in respect to indoor environmental quality for occupants and building energy optimization. It highlights daylighting components of LEED v4 and includes trends in glass and glazing design, visual and performance options. The course also uses case study format ​to ​show multiple projects incorporating successful daylighting design strategies in a variety of energy-efficient buildings.

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New & Improved

The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings

This one-hour interactive session combines science with application, using illustration and examples, to help participants understand what makes glass distinctive and valuable as a building material. Identify opportunities to enhance building performance and human experience through advanced glass capabilities, recognize and respond to glass trends in today’s marketplace, and target key glass performance and aesthetic objectives with new tools that model glass applications in future building projects.

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Student Performance in 21st Century Schools

Designed to help participants identify the significance of using independent research as a basis for making design decisions in schools, and assess the health and safety performance aspects of a variety of design characteristics and materials as they relate to durability and sustainability

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Continuing education at your office

It is quick and easy to schedule an AIA/CES seminar at your office with your Guardian team. Simply contact your architectural design manager to let us know what your specific learning needs are.