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The ABC's of Roller Shade Fabrics
Earn 1 AIA HSW LU.

This course gives designers and architects the ABCs of roller shade fabric and outlines how choosing wisely can improve a buildings' overall performance as well as enhancing occupants' comfort and productivity. Learn best practices for choosing materials that impact occupant well-being by optimizing daylighting, reducing solar heat gain, and eliminating VOCs.

Learning Objectives

- List several ways that the five main types of roller shade fabrics differ, and how such differences relate to the soundness of the shading strategies.
- Identify key considerations for roller shades to ensure occupants' well-being and effective use of interior spaces.
- Match various types of roller shade fabrics to the most appropriate applications, based on building structure, use, and shading objectives.
- Discuss building characteristics that affect shade fabric selection.

Sep 28, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Carol Addison
Regional Sales Manager, Southeast @Hunter Douglas Architectural
Carol Addison is the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Hunter Douglas Architectural. In her current role since 2006, Carol works closely with the A&D community, providing specification and product and project support. With over 30 years in the textile industry, she brings a unique insight into the importance of selecting the appropriate fabric to achieve optimal solar control on any given project. Carol graduated from Jacksonville State University.
Samuel Medina
Moderator/Executive Editor @The Architect's Newspaper