Privacy and Protection: Using Motorized Retractable Screens to Blend Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces

The move toward healthy homes & buildings has pushed design professionals to blend indoor/outdoor spaces and increase the number and size of exterior openings. As the trends for outdoor living continue to be a top consideration for homeowners, motorized retractable screen specification provides an option for building professionals to help clients maximize their livable space while managing daylight, solar heat gain, and ventilation.

These screens benefit occupancy wellness by providing excellent thermal benefits, airflow, and the ability to control humidity. This course will provide an overview of motorized retractable screens, discussing the design and installation requirements, the different applications where these screens can be used, as well as the thermal benefits of using solar mesh and clear vinyl options.

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Motorized Pergola Systems: Optimizing Outdoor Spaces in Hotels, Restaurants, and High-end Residential Projects

This course will examine the ways in which motorized pergola systems can help to create memorable, adaptable outdoor spaces. The health benefits of being outdoors, as well as biophilic design in hotels, restaurants, and high-end residential projects, will also be discussed.

In addition, the course will help learners determine the ways in which retractable and louvered pergola systems provide solar protection and adaptive lighting for outdoor spaces.

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