AIA course: Enhancing interior comfort while improving overall building efficacy

This course is worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.

November 10, 2014 |
At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s interior designs. Optimized daylighting, shading strategies, well-coordinated lighting controls, and underfloor air distribution systems can contribute to improved occupant comfort and energy savings.

After reading this article, you should be able to:

• Explain how environmental effects of building interiors can impact human comfort, productivity, workplace satisfaction, and mood.

• Describe various approaches to daylighting and how each approach optimizes building interiors and benefits building performance.

• Discuss shading systems, their applications, and how they can have a positive effect of occupant comfort.

• List the benefits of lighting controls and underfloor air distribution to improve the interior environment while reducing energy use.

 

Take the free AIA/CES Discovery course at BDCuniversity.com.

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