Solatube International Inc. has introduced a new AIA* CES-approved continuing education course: Improving Student Performance and Health with Tubular Daylighting Devices.

It’s been proven that access to natural light has a significant impact on student learning and staff effectiveness. With Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), natural light can reach places never thought possible in both new and retrofit applications.

Valdez Elementary School in Denver.

Using TDDs provides a solution for improving an educational environment, and does more than simply brighten up a space. It has been shown to improve concentration, reduce behavioral issues and foster greater student achievement. It also promotes lower absenteeism and higher employee retention.

These combined benefits can help schools achieve LEED accreditation, meet Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria and meet the Better Buildings Challenge requirements – all of which can help when competing for funds.

In this course, architects will review the science behind natural light, industry guidelines, the product features of Tubular Daylighting Devices and examples of current installations.

Solatube offers this continuing education course, which earns 1 LU/HSW credit for architects, through “Lunch & Learns” where the company will come to the office, bring in lunch and present to the team.

Learning objectives for Improving Student Performance and Health with Tubular Daylighting Devices include:

  • Learning the impact natural light has on the learning environment inside the classroom.
  • Discovering how TDDs are the best solution for daylighting existing schools, modular classrooms and new construction.
  • Understanding how TDDs comply with the education industry’s health and safety best practices and sustainability initiatives.
  • Reviewing case studies from schools around the world currently utilizing tubular daylighting.

For more information, please contact Mark Stackle: 760-597-4422 or