Architects, engineers and other construction professionals can earn continuing education credits by completing Thermolite’s free online course: Performance Attributes of Secondary Window Systems. Provided in partnership with AEC Daily – the largest source of free online continuing education for construction professionals – this course is available 24/7 and provides state credit recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Health Safety and Welfare (HSW), and many more organizations (see the full list below).
Course Overview and Objectives
Performance Attributes of Secondary Window Systems provides insight into the significant role that interior secondary window systems have in energy savings, efficiency, security and comfort for existing buildings where window replacement is either impractical or undesirable. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of interior retrofit windows, including:
- the options available for reducing energy loss through windows as well as their pros and cons as they relate to cost, efficiency and installation
- the basics of interior secondary window applications and how they increase both thermal performance and occupant comfort
- how interior secondary window systems can be used to enhance the safety and security of a building in terms of blast mitigation, hurricane protection, signal defense and sound control
- the ways in which interior secondary window systems contribute to a variety of energy savings strategies for commercial building applications
Additional topics covered in Performance Attributes of Secondary Window Systems include the
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, U value and R value, conduction, air infiltration, convection, solar heat gain coefficient, and energy transfer through fenestration.
The Most Convenient Way to Earn Your Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education is an important way for engineers, architects and construction professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and information in the construction industry. Thermolite’s AEC Daily course provides you with a convenient way to earn these essential CU credits without having to take time away from your clients or incurring unnecessary travel expenses.
Accessing Performance Attributes of Secondary Window Systems is quick, easy and free. The course format is a downloadable slide show that you can save directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device. This enables you to participate in the learning experience in the convenience of your home, office or while on the road. You’ll receive credit for the course after successfully completing the 10-question exam on the course page.
Organizations that Honor Thermolite’s Course for CE Credit:
- Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
- American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
- American Institute of Constructors (AIC)
- Architects’ Association of New Brunswick (AANB)
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
- Building Owners & Managers Institute (BOMI)
- California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC)
- Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
- Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE)
- Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
- International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
- Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA)
- Northwest Association Territories Association of Architects (NWTAA)
- Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
- Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)
- Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP)
- Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute (RMMI)
- Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA)
Have any questions about Thermolite’s free continuing education course? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 574-234-4005.