Dayle Laing

The ‘coolest shade of green’ is the sustainable choice. Dayle Laing is a Professional Speaker and Author who uses her experience and training as an educator, a designer and a LEED Accredited Professional to empower Conscious Consumers to make practical yet beautiful choices for sustainable living, reducing their carbon footprint while enhancing their body, mind & spirit.

polar_bear_keeping_cool_250"Using something warm to keep cool -- isn’t this mutually exclusive?" 

Since windows are frequently cited as the weakest links in the home building envelope, focusing on strategies to minimize/maximize seasonal heat loss/gain make sense for thermal comfort and energy savings. As energy costs mount, this will be even more critical. Some government programs have recognized the importance of improving energy use by providing grants for window replacement.

Dayle applied her LEED AP knowledge when she prepared and delivered a Window seminar to design professional guests of Londén Inc. She shared scientific knowlege to help designers use conduction, convection and radiation window physics for wise selection of windows and decorative window products, such as Londén’s Warmer Window insulated shading material.

Dayle explained the benefits of well-fitted and caulked operable casement windows with fibreglass or wood frames, double glazing with low-e coating, or triple glazing, and argon gas fill to make the most of our windows. She discussed enhancing daylighting by choosing the appropriate sized window openings to minimize use of electricity for lighting and maximize enjoyment of green views. Decorating with window treatments was presented as both a creative and highly functional option for improving window performance.

green_window_150She spent hours compiling this alphabetical listing of sustainable window definitions which contains important terms for a good resource library.  One can look up the major certifications and logos found on window products to find out if they are independently third party certified, and what the ratings signify. This pdf download is available in the resources section of this website:

Environmental Green Resources

Dayle, thank you for an enjoyable, informative seminar.  You are extremely knowledgeable and a forerunner in the “Sustainable Living” movement.”

Mary Stanton, Toronto, ON

Other seminar participants made the following comments:

It was delightful to listen to Dayle!  She is obviously very knowledgeable and was interesting to listen to as well.  This was one of the most worthwhile sessions I have attended.”

Jane Campbell, Woodbridge, ON

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar.  This was a great learning experience – great topic.  Thank you.”

Lucy Chuck, Markham, ON

To arrange a custom seminar on a topic of interior design sustainabiliy, please contact the office to discuss. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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