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Glass and Energy

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by Pilkington North America





Toledo, OH 43606
United States
Category Materials and resources

This course provides an in-depth look into architectural glazing selection. The goals are to educate participants on the terminology and concepts of glass and energy, how float glass is made and the history behind it, how to select architectural glass, the properties of clear and tinted glass, as well as coated glass products, the benefits of various specialty glass. The target audience is architects, designers, and glazing and construction professionals, building owners. No prerequisite knowledge is required.


- Describe the float glass manufacturing process and the components used to produce glass
- Identify key terminology and concepts related to glass; light, heat, UV and thermal stress
- Balance aesthetics and performance when selecting architectural glass
- Understand the characteristics of heat treated, laminated, insulated, and spandrel glass
- Identify the differences between clear, tinted, and coated glass (e.g. Reflective, low-e)
- Describe specialty products, including profiled, anti-reflective, patterned, fire-resistant, and self-cleaning glass

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0