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Posted by Greg Amato on Sun, Feb 12, 2012 @ 01:39 PM

AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summary

Provider; Bay Screens and Shades

Program # techguyshades

Program; An Architect's Guide to SolarSmart Shading Systems

Length; 1 Hour

Credits; 1 HSW SD learning unit


Motorized shading solutions create sustainable window designs with the correct hardware, fabrics and convenient controls to produce comfort and efficiency. We also discuss products and ideas to control glare and reduce heat from entering a space. This session will cover all aspects of what it takes to achieve these described outcomes with standard or sustainable and green window coverings.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the various ways that window coverings can improve the energy efficiencies of residential and commercial buildings.
  • How to specify window coverings that improve solar reflectance, solar glare and enjoy the view.
  • How to select the correct fabrics that reduce glare and heat from entering the space.
  • At the end of this course participants will be able to explain and discuss light control solutions, the differences, benefits, details and costs with clients to create sustainable designs. Thus solving light control issues in the modern home in new construction and in remodels.


Presentation Format

This presentation is face ot face. The presenter will bring actual working models of various shading products, including fabrics, hardware and different motors and controls used today. Some will be hand held, but most will be motorized.

Space needed

I will need a table of approximately 4 x 8 to display the products and nearby power. I will provide power strips and extension cords. The audience will appreciate seating.

Target Audience

Architects, Interior Designers, and Specification Writers and other design professionals in the commercial, retail, residential, hospitality, healthcare, to name a few.

Facilitator Qualifications

Bay Screens and Shades serves the commercial and residential markets for over 20 years. The owner Greg Amato, is well known in the industry and is an expert in motorized rolling shade and insect screen design, fabrication and installation.


There is no cost to bring this program to your company or group meeting.

For more information:

Greg Amato
Bay Screens & Shades, Inc.
3225 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
310-828-7998 phone
310-828-6545 fax


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