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LEED and High-Performance Glass

Green buildings have become increasingly well known and accepted as part of the mainstream of good design around the country. Many design professionals and organizations have contributed to this growth including the US Green Building Council and the LEED® rating system for green buildings. As architects and others delve into the specific ways to achieve superior design and performance in green buildings, one of the key materials that contribute significantly is glass. In particular, knowing how to select glass and glazing that meets the general design needs of the building while also achieving LEED® points has become an important focus for many architects.

This presentation will begin with a review the current LEED® system including the version 3 updates but will then move quickly into the specifics of how glass and glazing selections can contribute to acquiring credit in the areas of improved energy performance, material use, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priorities. Further it will showcase 3 case study examples of selecting and using different types of glass. With this information, architects can select the most appropriate glass products to pursue LEED® certification at all levels.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Examine the elements of the US Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system that are relevant to the use of high performance glass in building envelopes.
  • Assess how high performance glass can contribute to earning points under the various credit categories in the LEED® rating system.
  • Compare the performance and application of various types of high performance glass used in buildings.
  • Investigate successful case study designs that demonstrate the use of high performance glass in buildings that have achieved high levels of LEED® certification.

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit
 

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