Continuing Education

AIA/CES Registered Programs Offered by PPG

At PPG, we are committed to providing quality continuing education courses across all of our product categories. We know that product integration is the key to meeting your design goals and we are here to help. Please review the listing below for information about all of our current AIA/CES registered programs.

Or access our current AIA/CES Registered Program brochure.

PPG Architectural Glass Continuing Education (CEU) Courses

Glass Production, Processing and Performance

Glass Production, Processing and Performance provides an introduction to the different types of glasses that are available, such as clear, tinted and low-iron. Significant emphasis is placed on coated glasses, including the common types of low-e application processes and the consequent impact on energy and environmental performance. The different types of flat glass processing and fabrication methods, as well as thermal breakage, wind load, sound attenuation and size limitations as they relate to specifying glass, are also covered.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Available on Hanley Wood University

Available on AECDaily

How Low-E Coatings Improve Building Performance

How Low-E Coatings Improve Building Performance provides in-depth information on the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures. The manufacturing processes for "passive" and "solar control" low-e coatings, how those coatings impact glass performance and improve energy efficiency, as well as the definition of spectrally selective glazings are also discussed.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Available on Hanley Wood University

Available on AECDaily

Introduction to Glass

Participants will gain a better sense of how glass is made; know the different methods for processing glass; understand the different types of glasses and their intended use; and know the basic design criteria in selecting and specifying glass.

Credits: 1 LU

Energy-Efficient Glazing

Participants will learn how low-e coatings work; discover the differences between "passive" and "solar control" low-e coatings;  understand how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-e glass have been quantified; and appreciate the energy impact of various low-e coated glasses through simulation modeling.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Specifying Glass

Participants will get an understanding of the types of architectural glass; learn the types of glass processing and fabrication; understand the impact of glass specification on building performance, occupant comfort and the environment; and become familiar with safety and performance issues related to thermal breakage, sound attenuation, wind load and glass size.

Credits: 1 LU, SD

Spectrally Selective Glazings for Architectural Glass

Participant will gain and understanding of the three major types of architectural glass and the impact of their specification on building performance, occupant comfort and the environment. Participants will also become familiar with safety and performance issues related to glass specification, including thermal breakage, sound attenuation, wind load and glass size.

Credits: 1 LU