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CEU Courses

Mermet recognizes continuous learning as an essential element for architects and designers. CEUs provide the opportunity to earn the credits required to assist professionals in maintaining or renewing their license. Mermet hosts both virtual and in-person sessions that are delivered by our best fabric design consultants. Each of our courses are accredited by AIA®, GBCI® & IDCEC - providing a certification that will enable the opportunity to enhance or learn new skills.

See below to learn more and request a CEU from a regional fabric design consultant. 

UNIFYING PERFORMANCE & AESTHETICS WITH COMMERCIAL SHADES & GLASS

This course will explain the evolution of fenestration specification strategies from performance, aesthetic, and occupant comfort angles. The presentation will focus on the importance of specifying shades from a project’s initial planning in order to exceed code, save costs and maintain building design intent.

IN THE LAB: EXPLORING PERFORMANCE & MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS OF SHADE FABRICS

Shading is an important piece of any sustainably-designed project. It gives the occupants of the building control of their environment from the discomfort and energy waste that can occur from glare and solar heat gain, whle maintaining views and access to daylight.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SHADE FABRIC SELECTION

A Holistic Approach to Shade Fabric Selection seeks to elevate the importance of shade fabrics from that of just a window covering, to instead, a necessary architectural asset. The course teaches the importance of specifying architectural glass and solar control solutions together as a complete glazing system. Ultimately affecting façade aesthetics, occupant comfort, and the thermal performance of a building.

MERMET PRODUCTION FACILITY TOUR

Understanding the basic material compositions, production processes, and testing methods of shade fabric will help designers select a shade fabric that meets the sustainable demands of a project. The Mermet USA plant tour shows attendees every step of the woven shade fabric production process including raw materials, weaving and coating, to fabric testing in a hands-on learning experience.