CPD – using solar shading to improve environmental credentials of your building

Part of our service to architects includes a RIBA approved CPD presentation delivered at your own offices. The CPD lasts approximately 45 minutes and helps architects and specifiers understand that a couple of well-informed choices regarding solar shading can have a massive impact on keeping a building’s carbon foot-print to a minimum whilst improving the health and well-being of the buildings occupants.

Entitled ‘Solar Shading to Improve Your Environmental Credentials’ it is an engaging and ‘hands-on’ seminar that provides invaluable information on key issues facing architects specifying solar shading products. It has proved a hugely popular CPD that highlights the dramatic difference correctly specified window blinds can have on the energy efficiency of buildings, especially when these blinds are connected to a building management system.

The CPD teaches the science behind solar heat gain and why heat build up and solar glare occur. It highlights why blinds which give through-vision are important to occupant health & well-being, and explains where window blinds and solar shading fit within BREEAM. The CPD includes a practical demonstration to illustrate the how important fabric specification is by showing the difference in performance between a standard screen fabric and a metallised screen fabric.

We also offer this CPD online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom and are happy to fit in with the time that suits your team best, whether at lunchtime or any other hour of the working day.  Despite being presented virtually, we still include a live experiment.

What others say:

“It was great to meet Richard yesterday and please thank him again for a particularly informative CPD event.”

“The seminar was most welcomed by the company – we were very pleased with it.”

“A very useful presentation”

“Who knew blinds could do so much!? It was really informative”

“I would just like to thank you for presenting yesterday’s CPD. I thought you made a potentially mundane subject into an interesting topic. It was especially good that you placed the role of blinds into the overall picture of energy conservation and building efficiency. The demonstration was pretty cool also.”

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