Pilkington North America Announces Online Continuing Education Course

The new, free architectural continuing education course will focus on glass and energy.

TOLEDO, Ohio—Pilkington North America is pleased to introduce a new, free online continuing education course on glass and energy. This course introduces the benefits of incorporating float glass in a variety of architectural applications. It explains how float glass is made and how to select from the different types of architectural glass to meet your design and energy savings needs.

This learning course is designed to help architects specify the right product, understand the balance between appearance and performance, and feel confident the product has been properly selected. This course will earn one continuing education state credit in the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Glass and Energy category.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key terminology and concepts related to glass; light, heat, UV and thermal stress
  • Describe the float glass manufacturing process and the components used to produce glass
  • Balance aesthetics and performance when selecting architectural glass
  • Understand the characteristics of heat treated, laminated, insulated, and spandrel glass
  • Identify the differences between clear, tinted, and coated glass (e.g. Reflective, Low-E)
  • Describe specialty products, including profiled, anti-reflective, patterned, fire-resistant and self-cleaning glass

Pilkington North America is a registered provider with the AIA Continuing Education Systems. The Glass and Energy course is currently available online at The Continuing Architect website, as well as Pilkington’s website. For more information, please contact Sharon Urban at (419) 247-3895.