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Daylighting with Electrochromics

February 13, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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DreamStyle Arena (Pit) - University of New Mexico
1111 University Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

 Daylighting with Electrochromics

 Increasing window to wall ratio without energy penalty

Architects love to design with glass, and good daylighting design requires higher window to wall ratios. However, windows are often seen as the weak link in a building because of the solar gain increased window ratios bring. In fact there is significant downward pressure on window area in recent building code revisions because of the need to reach increasing levels of energy performance. However, the building energy equation is not just about thermal performance: Windows can be turned into an energy positive if used appropriately as part of an integrated façade. Electrical lighting energy accounts for around 20% of energy consumption in buildings, approximately 38% of total building electricity use and 22% of the total electricity generated in the United States. Up to 80% of this electrical energy ends up as heat generated by lights which then has to be removed by the air conditioning system. Therefore, optimizing the use of natural daylight to offset the use of electric lighting energy has the potential for significant energy savings at both the building and national level as well as for improving the quality of the built environment. This course will discuss the energy benefits of daylighting with electrochromics, how these systems are controlled, and design considerations such as quality of light and zoning. Example case studies will also be reviewed. AIA Credit is equal to: One Learning Unit HSW

Learning Objectives:

? Summarize the role of daylighting, and describe its challenges for use in sustainable design – 25%

? Describe active and passive dynamic glazing systems – 10%

? Compare and contrast dynamic window options to electrochromic window systems with respect to energy management – 10%

? Recall the process by which the electrochromic coating darkens or tints – 10%

? List the four components that make up an electrochromic control system – 20%

? Describe three different methods of electrochromic glazing control and a building user situation applicable to each – 25%

Course Outline

Section 1: Daylighting

Section 2: Window Design for Daylighting

Section 3: Electrochromic Windows and Daylighting

Section 4: Case Studies

Course#: sage201

AIA Credit is equal to: One Learning Unit HSW

As National Accounts Manager for SageGlass, Tyler E. Hall oversees the sales growth of SageGlass within the owner occupied, commercial vertical segment; yielding high volume, repeatable designs and securing long term contract based partnerships.
SageGlass pioneered the electrochromic glazing technology in 1989 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the world’s oldest and largest building materials company, Saint-Gobain. Representing the world’s “smartest window”, Tyler manages relationships from the owner and developer to the glazing and electrical sub-contractors in order to raise and spread awareness about electrochromic glazing, its benefits, and its solutions.
Tyler began his career in the building materials industry in 2011 with Berridge Manufacturing Company in San Antonio after graduating with his B.B.A. in Economics from UTSA. Tyler’s time in the industry took him from San Antonio to Denver where he was an Outside Sales Rep with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope before moving to the DFW area in 2016 to pursue a career with SAGE. He is married to his college sweetheart, Frances, and they are currently expecting their first child, Caroline.


Sponsor Presenter for this event will be
Jim Lloyd - Bradbury Stamm Construction

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