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Online Daylighting Design Course from Technical Glass Products Expands Learning Options for Architects and Other Professionals

Snoqualmie, Wash, October 16, 2008 - As designing with natural light grows in popularity for green building and overall aesthetics, more architects and designers are looking for resources to help with effective daylighting practices. Providing a convenient educational tool available 24 hours per day, Technical Glass Products (TGP) now offers Web access to its AIA-registered course "A Bright Future: Daylighting for Tomorrow's Buildings." Design professionals can access the free course via TGP's architectural products Web site: www.tgpamerica.com.

Course participants are eligible to earn 1.0 Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) learning unit hour in AIA's Continuing Education System (CES). Topics addressed include:

  • The role of daylighting in designing environmentally sustainable buildings
  • Benefits and challenges of utilizing daylighting in designs
  • Options for modern energy-efficient design materials

The one-hour course consists of six video modules, a daylighting article, and a brief test. Test scores of 80 percent or higher qualify participants for AIA CES credit. TGP will provide participants who receive a passing score with a certificate of completion and will submit their results directly to AIA for credit.

Qualified architectural firms can also still request an in-person, AIA-registered lunch-and-learn presentation from TGP on daylighting by visiting www.tgpamerica.com. Participants completing the in-person and online courses can earn credits for both.

About Technical Glass Products

Technical Glass Products (TGP) is your one source for fire-rated glass and framing systems, along with specialty architectural glass products. The company offers AIA-registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings and rapid-response quoting. For more information about TGP's products and services, call (800) 426-0279 or visit www.fireglass.com (fire-rated glass) or www.tgpamerica.com (architectural glass).

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