The BBSA firmly believes that Blinds Make Better Buildings because of the large array of benefits blinds and shutters provide to the buildings we work and live in.

The BBSA have put together a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme to help update and improve your knowledge and confidence on all the benefits of shading. All you need to do is read an article and make sure you have understood each CPD article by answering 10 questions.

When you have completed and passed at least two articles from each module you will be awarded a BBSA CPD Certificate.

For more details contact zoe@bbsa.org.uk.

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2021 - 2022 Articles

Our CPD Articles

Keeping Warm

Series: 1
Module: 1
Article: 1
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

In winter months, we all know to put an extra layer or two on before venturing outside to keep us warm. Blinds and shutters have a similar affect on buildings - they provide an extra thermal layer to a window, typically the thermal weak point of a building. For that reason, some shading products are specifically designed to help reduce heat losses and in this article we will give you some useful pointers so that you can confidently advise your customers on the full benefits blinds and shutters can add to their home this winter.

 

 

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Energy and Carbon Savings

Series: 1
Module: 1
Article: 2
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

I’m sure we are all aware of the importance of improving energy efficiency of our buildings and reducing our carbon emissions. But what does it all mean and how is it relevant to the shading industry and the products you sell?

In this article we provide you with the knowledge you need to  help elevate your sales to the environmentally conscious consumers of today.

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Control Strategies

Series: 1
Module: 1
Article: 3
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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Glare Control

Series: 1
Module: 2
Article: 4
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

One of the primary reasons that shading products are installed in non-domestic buildings is to reduce the chances of glare being experienced. However, with more people working from home Glare is now also a concern in homes.

In this CPD article we discuss why glare needs to be controlled and provide some simple takeaway messages to ensure shading products are correctly specified to avoid glare.

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Room Darkening

Series: 1
Module: 2
Article: 5
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

Block Out? Black Out? Dim Out? Room Darkening? Opacity Performance? – The terms are endless, and it’s no wonder consumers get the wrong end of the stick when it comes to shading their bedrooms to ensure they get a good night's kip. In this CPD we try to enlighten you about why room darkening is important to get right and how to specify the right shading solution for the job.

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Views

Series: 1
Module: 2
Article: 6
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

Homes that offer scenic views fetch premium prices in the property market. In truth any type of view out that includes natural elements e.g., the skyline or a tree, is beneficial for a person’s health and well-being. However, if the wrong shading product is specified it can diminish the view out and the benefits a good view out provides. As well as improving views out – occupiers often install shading products to prevent others from being able to look in. This CPD article considers what makes a good blind for views out and for providing privacy within a building.

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Keeping Cool

Series: 1
Module: 3
Article: 7
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

In the UK there is a growing concern that our buildings will not be able to cope as external temperatures and the occurrence of heat waves increase. Shading has been highlighted by building professionals, local authorities, and government bodies as a passive technology that can keep buildings and those that live and work in them cool. This article explains what makes shading products so good at keeping buildings cool, saving energy and even has the potential to help save lives.

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ROI & Life Cycle Costing

Series: 1
Module: 3
Article: 8
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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Life Cycle Assessment

Series: 1
Module: 3
Article: 9
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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Health Wellbeing & Comfort

Series: 1
Module: 4
Article: 10
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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Glazing Technology & Shading

Series: 1
Module: 4
Article: 11
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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Shading Specification

Series: 1
Module: 4
Article: 12
CPD Programme 2021 - 2022

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