AIA/CES Registered Programs Offered by Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and we are committed to providing quality continuing education courses across all of our product categories. We know that product integration is the key to meeting your design goals, and we are here to help. Please review the listing below for information about all our current AIA/CES registered programs.
The Benefits of Specifying Low-e Coatings
The Benefits of Specifying Low-e Coatings discusses the benefits of specifying high performance architectural glass to improve the energy efficiency of buildings while reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. The course will help learners differentiate between passive and solar control low-e coatings and different glass performance measure. Finally, the course will analyze how low-e coatings can improve energy efficiency and help the project earn LEED® credit contributions.
Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Glass Production, Processing and Performance
Glass Production, Processing and Performance provides an introduction to the different types of glasses that are available, such as clear, tinted and low-iron. Significant emphasis is placed on coated glasses, including the common types of low-e application processes and the consequent impact on energy and environmental performance. The different types of flat glass processing and fabrication methods, as well as thermal breakage, wind load, sound attenuation and size limitations as they relate to specifying glass, are also covered.
Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Understanding Low-e Coatings
Understanding Low-e Coatings provides an introduction to how high-performance architectural glass can significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings while reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. This course provides in-depth information about the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures, including the manufacturing processes for passive and solar control low-e coatings and how the energy, environmental, and economic benefits of low-e glass are quantified.
Credits: 1 LU, HSW, AIBC
Bird Friendly Glazing Challenges and SolutionsBack to Top
This course will cover critical strategies for architects in designing buildings that will significantly reduce the number of bird collisions and have a positive impact on the environment and biodiversity.
Credits: 1 LU, HSW & GBCI CE
Vino with VitroBack to Top
Our Northwest region National Architectural Manager—and Certified Sommelier—Chris Fronsoe, delves into the parallels between evaluating glass options and wine, which all have their unique chemistries, nuances, stories and metrics for understanding and selection.
Credits: 1 LU