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Unicel Architectural sponsors an American Institute of Architects (AIA) course on design approaches for enhanced patient privacy and tranquility in healthcare facilities

AIA continuing education course highlights strategies for optimizing healing environments using insulating glass units (IGU) with integrated louvers


Montreal, Canada – WEBWIRE
Integrated louvers can dampen noise and create a healing environment that is less stressful and more restful for patients.
Integrated louvers can dampen noise and create a healing environment that is less stressful and more restful for patients.

Patient privacy and tranquility are top priorities for healthcare facilities to reduce stress and promote healing.

MONTREAL, Canada – November 13, 2018– Unicel Architectural announced today the availability of the AIA registered course: “Patient Privacy & Tranquility: Optimizing Healing Environments using Insulating Glass Units (IGU) with Integrated Louvers”. The AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) continuing education course is offered by America Training Solutions (ATS) and sponsored by Unicel and will illustrate how good design incorporating integrated louvers can dampen noise and create a healing environment that is less stressful and more restful for patients. It will also review options for privacy, lighting and sound control, and will further detail recent case studies from several leading healthcare facilities.
 
“Patient privacy and tranquility are top priorities for healthcare facilities to reduce stress and promote healing,” said Jean-Pierre Rose, General Manager at Unicel. “Recent studies have shown that excessive noise, glare and lack of privacy can create stress in patients of all ages, which significantly impedes the healing process. More and more healthcare design professionals are specifying design elements that promote privacy and tranquility – all while underscoring hygiene. This course provides valuable insights into how IGU with integrated louvers can provide the foundation for a more private, tranquil and recuperative patient experience.”
 
Learning Objectives:
Upon completing this course, the design professional will be able to:

  1. Understand the specific design requirements for optimal healing environments in healthcare facilities.
  2. Describe the benefits of designing for improved patient privacy and tranquility.
  3. List several design options/solutions for privacy and tranquility.
  4. Explain what IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers are.
  5. List several ways IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers provide maximum privacy and  sound-
  6. attenuating capabilities.
  7. Understand how leading hospitals have employed IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers to enhance the overall patient experience.

 
Course Credits:
Participants will earn 1 AIA HSW CE Hour, 1 GBCI CE Hour, 1 ADA Credit, and 1 OAA (Ontario Association of Architects) Credit.
 
Course Information:
If you subscribed to the USGBC online platform, click this link: Take the course
For the ATS Online Platform, click this link: Take the course
 
About Unicel Architectural
 
For over 50 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: www.unicelarchitectural.com


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