Blue Book University

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430


3:00 - 4:00pm
"Electrochromic Glazing – Dynamic Control of Solar Energy"
presented by Sage Electrochromics, Inc.
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Viracon, Inc.

4:15 - 5:15pm
"Aesthetics of Glass"
presented by Viracon, Inc.
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Carlisle 5:30 - 6:30pm
"Commercial Building Envelope Air Barriers"
presented by Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing 
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Sage 3:00 – 4:00pm:
“Electrochromic Glazing – Dynamic Control of Solar Energy”
presented by Sage Electrochromics, Inc.

Electrochromic glazing provides a dynamic solution to control solar heat gain and light while preserving the view and connection to the outdoors. Numerous studies have shown improved learning environments, increased productivity and better health outcomes when that view and connection to the outdoors is maintained. Electrochromics provides the capability to control solar gain and light levels based on outdoor conditions without blocking the view. Lighting, heating and cooling consume at least 65 percent of the energy used in a typical building and effectively controlling solar heat gain has a major impact on all three factors. This course details how electrochromic glazing can be used to meter and control the amount of light and solar energy entering a building to provide optimum daylighting and energy efficiency. An introduction to Electrochromics, use of zoning, variable tinting and control strategies will be discussed. Electrochromic glass offers the unique capability to control light and heat dynamically based on actual conditions while preserving the view and connection to the outdoors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the impact of traditional solar control solutions, their associated energy penalty and contrast with the use of dynamic glazing. (25%)
  • Explain the energy and environmental benefits of electrochromic glass and discuss key control strategies for maximum energy conservation. (25%)
  • Examine the human factors benefit with electrochromics and discuss how durability improves sustainability. (15%)
  • Understand key aspects of design for incorporating and specifying electrochromic glass to achieve maximum performance and potential contribution to LEED points. (35%)



Viracon, Inc. 4:15 – 5:15pm:
“Aesthetics of Glass”
presented by Viracon, Inc.

Join us for an exploration of the glass and glazing options which can influence overall building aesthetics. The program starts by reviewing individual glass choices such as color, coatings and ceramic frit. In addition, photographs of the options will be shown in finished buildings as a means of visualizing the aesthetic effects. After reviewing individual options, participants will learn how glass features can be combined and incorporated together with finished projects.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to:

  • List at least four glass products which can affect building aesthetics.
  • Select the type of glazing product that will best match a given aesthetic.
  • Recognize buildings that have utilized multiple glass types.



Carlisle 5:30 – 6:30pm:
“Commercial Building Envelope Air Barriers”
presented by Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing

This AIA presentation reviews why air barriers are important in commercial construction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Air Barriers Are Important.
  • The Six Air Barrier Performance Requirements.
  • Fluid-Applied and Self-Adhering Sheet Membrane Air Barriers and Their Important Properties.
  • Vapor Barrier or Vapor Permeable.
  • Basic Elements of a Successful Air Barrier Installation.





Earn up to 3 AIA Credits in One Afternoon

The Blue Book Network Showcase

Plus – Join us for networking with the
local construction community at the
Blue Book Network Showcase,
taking place in the same location!

Admission is FREE!
Just bring two business cards.

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