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A Living Laboratory: Explore Saint-Gobain's North American Headquarters (1 LU) (BST01)

Course Description:

After more than 40 years in the same location, Saint-Gobain and its construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation, moved into a new headquarters. The 65-acre campus has been retrofitted into a LEED platinum open plan commercial office. This tour will provide insight into the integrated design, construction, and operations of this best in class building.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe site, limitations, history and conditions, particularly selection of an existing suburban structure.
  • Identify design elements intended to improve thermal comfort and indoor environmental quality, specifically acoustics, air quality, and natural day-lighting. Experience the open plan environment and how occupants are adapting.
  • Understand how LEED certifications were achieved with particular exploration of the thermal and visual comforts of electrochromic glazing.
  • Understand how the performance of the structure is being monitored and examined to continually enhance occupant experiences.
Credits: AIA 1 AIA (HSW HSW) GBCI 1 GBCI

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