Guardian SunGuard to Offer AIA Attendees Two Courses

Guardian Industries will offer two continuing education credits at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, May 12-14. The courses are “The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings” and “LEED and High Performance Glass.”

“The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings” is designed to provide an overview of the basics of glass and its manufacturing process. The course uses an interactive format to discuss various types of low-E technologies available in the market and defines relevant energy terms. The one-hour presentation also uses case studies and multiple projects to discuss current trends in glass usage, application and important design considerations.

“LEED and High Performance Glass” was created to help architects understand the sustainability benefits of building with glass as well as the latest in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction, Version 3 rating system. Topics include:

• Examining how high performance glass can contribute to LEED points;

• Reviewing coating performance comparison benefits of high performance low-E glass; and

• Exploring important design considerations and ideas related to LEED v3 via a case study.

Guardian will offer these courses in booth 2235 during the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. The company is a registered AIA/CES program provider, so course participants who earn a passing grade will receive credit toward their annual AIA/CES requirements.

Likewise, Guardian will also feature its newest SunGuard product, SNX 62/27, which it says offers a solar heat gain coefficient that raises the glazing light-to-solar gain ratio, broadening the range of design options and performance possibilities.

In addition, booth visitors can also experience the company’s Build With Light Studio, which invites architects to evaluate SunGuard advanced architectural glass under different light conditions. The studio simulates natural daylight and shows how the appearance of glass changes when viewed in transmitted and reflected light, and is an integral element of Guardian’s “glass educational experience.”

Online registration  is available for both courses and a tour of the Build With Light Studio.