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We are pleased to offer free, continuing education courses for architects, engineers, and construction professionals.
Two Ways to Engage
Online. Download the course document to your desktop and read at your convenience at home, in the office, or while on the road. Then take a short quiz to verify your participation.
In Person. We are happy to send an SWFcontract representative to your workplace.
Contact us to request an in-person presentation on the material, open to any members of your company.
This course provides an overview of biomimicry, the approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions by following nature’s strategies. We illustrate the relationship between today’s shading design principles and nature's solutions to light, heat, and glare control.
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The course outlines daylighting strategies, including the relevance of daylight factor calculation and fabric characteristics. Case studies demonstrate the impact of shading on LEED certification.