Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the design professional will be able to: 1.Describe the benefits of designing with daylight. 2.List several strategies for daylight optimization. 3.Explain what IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers are. 4.List several ways IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers improve energy efficiency and control heat gain. 5.List several application examples and explain the sustainable design features of each. 6.Explain the operating options for IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers. 7.List the sustainable design benefits of incorporating IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers into your project.


Pretty rudimentary



Peter Cadoux

good information for the health related space

james chan

Very Informative

Jonathan Berkman

good course

Anne Smith

Good course... a bit dry.

David Hubbard


Sam Listi

This course described all the benefits of designing with IGUs with integrated cord-free louvers, how to optimize and manage daylight in buildings etc. Very informative.

Katarina Popovic

Good overview of integrated louver system benefits

James Sims

good information

Rajeshwar Yadav

Excellent information.

John D Skodi

Learned a lot about integrated louvers

Peter Nelson

I have not used integrated louvers before and I will consider them for my next LEED project.

Leila Ammar

good to go

Jon Campbell



good info if somewhat already known.

Phillip Plaisted


Dan MenMuir

Good information

Shawn Xiaotu Xu

nice course

Kurt Aichler

Daylight and Energy: Designing with insulated glass units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers


The designer will have a better understanding of daylighting design and will be able to properly select the Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) with integrated cord-free louvers that is right for their project. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for improved daylight and energy efficiency.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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