Vitro Architectural Glass

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.

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Live Online CEU Webinars 

To help design professionals continue earning AIA/HSW credits while working remotely, Vitro Glass has launched the Glass Education Insider webinar series. Join us for a future online presentation hosted by a Vitro National Architectural Manager. Be notified when future sessions are scheduled by subscribing to the Glass Insider e-newsletter.

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)
    Glass Production, Processing & Performance
    Credits: 1 LU, HSW
    Presented by Lisa Li & Chris Fronsoe at National Architectural Managers at Vitro Glass
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  • Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM (EST)
    How to Effectively Integrate Acid-Etched Glass in Exterior Glazing Systems
    Credits: 1 LU, HSW
    Presented by Ed Bartlett & Jacob Bowser at Walker Glass
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  • Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:00 PM (EST)
    Vino with Vitro: Cabernet Sauvignons
    Credits: 1 LU
    Presented by Chris Fronsoe, National Architectural Manager & Resident Sommelier
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    The Vitro-curated wines for this session will include Bluewing Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma, CA) and Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hills, WA). (Other Cabernet Sauvignons from California and Washington can serve as substitutes.)
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    Vino with Vitro
    Credits: 1 LU
    Presented by Chris Fronsoe, National Architectural Manager & Resident Sommelier




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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

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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

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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

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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

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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