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Continuing Education Courses

Planning Track

Presented by Crestron, the leader in the smart home industry, this series of four educational courses were developed to help architects and interior designers specify residential systems with confidence and take the guesswork out of planning for successful integrations. 

 

Crestron is a registered AIA/CES Continuing Education Provider.   You will earn 1 AIA or IDCEC Learning Unit (LU) upon completion of each one-hour long course.

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Lighting Control Illuminated
On-Demand Webinar Recording
Course Description

Lighting control has become a standard in new construction and existing retrofit solutions…those who have it love it and wonder how they ever lived without it! Participants will walk away from this course with a basic understanding of lighting control terminology, and the benefits and solutions related to lighting control— presented in simple, easy to understand language. Additionally, attendees will be active participants in discussion surrounding common misperceptions, features, and lighting control design considerations.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture attendees will:

  • Discuss lighting control terminology

  • Discuss and differentiate between various types of lighting control system solutions offered today

  • Compare lamp types

  • Identify the benefits of lighting control – Answering the question “Why would your clients install lighting control systems in their homes?”

  • Clarify common misperceptions related to lighting control systems – that we may hear when educating your clients on the value of lighting control systems

  • Explore design considerations – as we are beginning to lay out the plans

Program: CO1058
AIA Credits*: 1 LU/HSW
IDCEC Credits*: 0.1 LU (General Knowledge)

*CEU Credits are applicable only when attending the live course, not the recording.

Hosted by: Heath Robinson, PSI Ltd

Presented by: Michelle Guss, Crestron Electronics

Register to watch the video on-demand
Join us for a chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker!

*Each course completion will earn you an entry towards a Sonos One smart speaker which will be drawn on July 21 2021.

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Understanding Today's Home Technology Infrastructure Options
COMPLETED - Wednesday, May 5 2021  |  11:30AM ADT
Course Description

There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes. The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems—what they are and how they work—and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure in an increasingly wireless world.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture attendees will:

  • Identify the various residential systems and their unique qualities

  • Define benefits of technology related to energy efficiency and savings, comfort, convenience, and safety

  • Analyze the considerations related to wired systems vs. wireless systems

  • Recognize essential timeline for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process

Program: CO1057
AIA Credits: 1 LU/HSW
IDCEC Credits: 0.1 LU (General Knowledge)

Hosted by: Heath Robinson, PSI Ltd

Presented by: Michelle Guss, Crestron Electronics

REGISTRATION CLOSED
 
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Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems
COMPLETED - Wednesday, June 2 2021  |  11:30AM ADT
Course Description

As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture attendees will:

  • Identify the different types of residential systems and unique considerations of each

  • Describe the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems

  • Determine electronic systems impact on the design and construction relative to:

    • Space allocation

    • Framing requirements

    • Electrical and conduit requirements

    • Ventilation and millwork requirements

    • Home theater design

  • Recognize essential timeline for selecting and engaging an electronic systems professional for your project

Program: CO1056
AIA Credits: 1 LU/HSW
IDCEC Credits: 0.1 LU (General Knowledge)

Hosted by: Heath Robinson, PSI Ltd

Presented by: Michelle Guss, Crestron Electronics

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems
COMPLETED - Wednesday, June 23 2021  |  11:30AM ADT
Course Description

A “green or sustainable home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency, clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of “living green”, and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener more sustainable life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability, and enhance health and comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, water usage. Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and build process can help clients achieve their “green and sustainable goals”.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture attendees will:

  • Recognize key areas of green and sustainable living and how integrated home systems can create synergies

  • Recognize the importance of making “being green” easy, empowering homeowners, and allowing them to measure results

  • Define green benefits of control systems for: HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water detection

  • Recognize the impact on LEED for Homes

  • Discuss Sustainable living and renewable energies such as solar, generator and battery storage systems.

Program: CO1059
AIA Credits: 1 LU/HSW
IDCEC Credits: 0.1 LU (General Knowledge)

Hosted by: Heath Robinson, PSI Ltd

Presented by: Michelle Guss, Crestron Electronics

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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