The American Institute of Architects
Continuing Education System
AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summary
Provider: Solatube International, Inc Length: 1 Hour
Program #: STI02S Credits: 1 LU Hour
Program: Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices HSW: Yes
Description: Learn about the latest advanced optical daylighting technology and a new product category – the Tubular Daylighting Device (TDD) which makes daylighting a space as easy as applying traditional lighting equipment. After a brief overview of typical daylighting strategies and key energy- and human performance-based reasons for daylighting today’s buildings, the audience is introduced to the three technology zones that are common to every TDD. Commercially-available component-technologies are compared and contrasted, allowing the designer to make informed decisions when choosing the appropriate TDD technology for their application.
Learning Objectives: After this presentation the audience will:
- Understand why daylight is so important and identify the reasons for using daylight in commercial environments.
- Identify the available Daylighting Strategies and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
- Be able to describe the three technology zones that make up Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs.)
- Be able to list the tools and resources available to help incorporate TDDs into projects.
Target Audiences: Architects, engineers, designers, specifiers, and building owners involved with building in the commercial/industrial, retail, or institutional markets. Any audience size can be accommodated. The program contains information for any experience level and has time designed into the program for questions and answers.