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WEBINAR: The Science and Sustainability of Solar Heat & Light Control with Metalized Fabric Shades for Maximum Building Occupant Comfort

Wed April 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 LU | HSW

Presented by Apex Lighting + Building Solutions

Zoom Registration

Course Description: This course provides a detailed description of design solutions using new technology, high performance fabrics in interior shading. The focus of the presentation is to provide clarification based on science that assist the specifier in choosing the best solutions for combining occupant wellness with design intent. This presentation outlines the technical as well as aesthetic properties of specialized technical fabric versus standard fabrics for light and heat control.

Learning Objectives:    

  • Develop design strategies to connect building occupants to the outdoors through nature views while effectively controlling heat and glare thus maximizing occupant productivity.
  • Understand how user discomfort from glare is a product of the total light transmission, the combination of direct and diffused light, entering through the window.
  • Identify opportunities to control solar heat gain thereby promoting the ability to “right-size” HVAC equipment in the building design to maintain a comfortable air temperature while promoting the physical wellbeing of occupants.
  • Address building occupant safety through inhalation exposure by detailing interior environmental concerns such as neural levels of VOCs, antimicrobial properties, LEED v4 guidelines and manufacturer material disclosure in fabric shade design solutions.


Wed April 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


RI United States


Roni Phipps
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