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Unicel Architectural presents AIA Continuing Education Course on strategies for daylighting design to improve energy efficiency


MONTREAL, CANADA – February 22, 2011 — Unicel Architectural, the leading manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, announced today the availability of its new American Institute of Architects (AIA) registered course: “Daylight and Energy: Designing With Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) With Integrated Cord-Free Louvers”.

The course will earn participants one Continuing Education System Health Safety Welfare, Sustainable Design Learning Unit (1 AIA/CES HSW/SD LU) and one Green Building Certification Institute Continuing Education Learning Unit (1 GBCI CE LU) for LEED Professionals.

“Unicel is proud to sponsor a new Lunch & Learn Continuing Education course on design approaches for daylight and energy optimization,” said Jean-Francois Couturier, CEO of Unicel. “We have long advocated the use of integrated cord-free louvers as a highly effective option for improving energy efficiency and controlling heat gain. Integrated louvers can potentially contribute to the LEED® Green Building Certifications by enhancing energy performance and thermal comfort levels.”

Upon completion of this course, design professionals will be able to:

1. Describe the benefits of designing with daylight.
2. List several strategies for daylight optimization.
3. Explain what IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers are.
4. List several ways IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers improve energy efficiency and control heat gain.
5. List several application examples and explain the sustainable design features of each.
6. Explain the operating options for IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers.
7. List the sustainable design benefits of incorporating IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers into your project.

InfoSpec, Inc is the AIA and USGBC Education Provider. The “Daylight and Energy: Designing With Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) With Integrated Cord-Free Louvers” course number is IUC08A and the USGBC Course ID is 0090005159.

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AIA members, LEED APs and all design professionals can contact Unicel directly to schedule this course: or 1-800-668-1580.

About Unicel Architectural

For over 45 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced aluminum and glass solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with utmost quality and reliability. With its proprietary technology, Unicel’s Vision Control® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements. Unicel combines its market leading know-how with great design to ensure optimal aesthetics and sustainable performance. For more information visit:


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