Oklahoma Architects - Reducing Energy Costs Through Fe...

Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: J607SSD01


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Course Description


This one hour interactive distance continuing education course focuses on how fenestration placement, installation and type along with lighting control systems have powerful influences on a building’s energy requirements.

This course examines the construction and implementation of windows, skylights, shading systems and glazing products available today which have been proven to reduce a new building’s energy consumption and provide occupant health and well being.



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have be able to:

  • Understand fenestration placement and construction techniques
  • Discuss the health benefits of natural sunlight as illumination in a building’s interior
  • Identify fenestration products currently available on the market that assist in reducing energy consumption such as windows, skylights, and window shading systems
  • Explain the vital importance of proper operation and long term maintenance of lighting and shading control systems


Instructor Bio


Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”



Other Approvals


Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0612506
Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program: 0612506
American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607SSD01