Shading, screening and acoustic solutions expert, Waverley, has received a strong response to its new RIBA-approved, core curriculum CPD ‘Improving Sustainability Through Performance Solar Shading’.
The 45-minute session covers how architects can harness the potential of metallised fabrics to improve building efficiency. Initially offered to London practices, the topic taps into a key concern for architects, with over 50 firms booking within days of its launch.
The presentation builds on the company’s previous, popular CPD offering and matches to the RIBA core curriculum areas of:
- Design, construction and technology
- Sustainable architecture
Attendees discover how harnessing the power of solar shading can address issues of glare, heat and visibility and learn the role that high performance fabrics play in maintaining energy efficient buildings which promote wellbeing and productivity.
The CPD also teaches the science behind solar heat gain. It includes a practical demonstration to illustrate the importance of fabric specification, highlighting the difference in performance between a standard screen fabric and a metallised screen fabric.
The benefits of solar shading are referenced in Part L and Part O of the Building regulations in addition to the BREEAM, LEED v4, SKA and WELL accreditation schemes.