Continuing Education

Kingspan Light + Air, formerly CPI Daylighting, is excited to offer various continuing education courses for both AIA and GBCI credits, with additional credits available as well. Our courses cover a variety of topics, from building and energy code compliance to the benefits and applications of successful daylighting systems.

Architectural Record CE Center

Translucent Daylighting Facade Systems

Credits: 1.25 hours for AIA LU/HSW, 1 hour for GBCI (additional credits available)
In this course, discover why the integration of daylighting into your design is so important, and how it contributes to a better indoor environment. We will discuss how translucent daylighting systems offer better glare control, higher thermal performance, and easier maintenance compared to clear glass systems, and review the benefits of incorporating successful daylighting systems into the building’s design. This course will also explore the ways that daylighting systems can contribute to innovative, high-performance buildings that are fully code-compliant, green, and sustainable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and recognize the green building characteristics of translucent building envelope systems using high-performance, multi-pane insulated panels
  • Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to create buildings that use translucent facades for natural daylighting and energy-use optimization
  • Assess the multiple ways that translucent building envelopes and glazing systems contribute to green and sustainable design

AEC Daily

High Performance Translucent Building Envelopes

Credits: 1.5 hours for AIA LU/HSW, 1.5 hours for GBCI (additional credits available)
This 1.5-hour course provides an overview of the benefits and applications of successful daylighting systems, with a focus on the characteristics of high-performance translucent technologies, including removable glazing/skin options and two-panel systems. We will also discuss strict code requirements with daylighting technology.

Green CE

Building and Energy Code Compliance for Translucent Daylighting Design Solutions

Credits: 1 hour for AIA HSW, 1 hour for GBCI
In this 1-hour course, discover why the integration of daylighting into your design is so important, and how it contributes to a better indoor environment. We will review translucent technologies and address testing and standards for glazing systems as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the key characteristics of both successful and unsuccessful daylighting strategies, and review the benefits associated with implementing successful daylighting systems
  • Describe key characteristics of high-performance daylighting systems and how they differ from low-performance systems
  • Explain why translucent double-panel systems with removable exterior glazing are ideal for successful daylighting designs
  • Review the various code requirements and their impact on the daylighting industry, including how they have influenced the evolution of daylighting systems

Dynamic Daylighting and Sun Control Systems

Credits: 1 hour for AIA HSW, 1 hour for GBCI
This 1-hour course provides an overview of the benefits and applications of successful dynamic daylighting systems, with a focus on the characteristics of high-performance translucent technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the design dilemma between introducing natural daylight and shading out unwanted solar heat and glare
  • Explain the dynamic daylighting strategy to design larger apertures with built-in shading technology
  • Describe the primary components of solar blade technology for a dynamic daylighting glazing panel
  • Discuss the features of an intelligent, dynamic daylighting system and how they have been incorporated into projects to solve design challenges
  • Explain how to maximize credits for your LEED project by incorporating dynamic daylighting systems