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Retractable Screens: Invisible Thresholds to Sustainable Design

GBCI: 0920012784

Learn how Retractable screen contribute to achieving sustainable design goals including solar control, energy conservation and natural ventilation.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v2009

Published on: June 05, 2017

Average: 4.2 (17 votes)


Many of today’s homeowners and design professionals often ask why a retractable feature matters when considering options for screening their living spaces. This course answers the question “Why Retractable?”, and shows how well retractable screens can be integrated with sustainable approaches to design. Participants will learn about the various benefits of the products; including solar control, energy conservation, enhanced natural ventilation, and the science behind the screen mesh that contribute to achieving sustainable design goals.


  1. List at least 3 benefits of retractable screens that enhance sustainability
  2. Explain the impact of retractable screens on energy conservation
  3. Identify the key features of mesh fabrics that contribute to sustainable design
  4. Apply your knowledge of retractable screens to differentiate how you achieve sustainable design goals in your current and future projects
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America Training Solutions
Raleigh, NC
United States


Jeret C. Unger
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