There are few things better than relaxing in front of a fireplace and, while most people would be delighted to have a fireplace in their home, few business owners have taken the time to consider the benefits of a fireplace in a public space.
Fireplaces create a welcoming ambiance, they help your consumers relax and better enjoy their experience and they can add a touch of luxury to any space. Because of these added benefits, fireplaces are a great addition to spas, lobbies, waiting rooms, restaurants, hotel rooms and retail spaces.
In addition, including a fireplace in your commercial design will result in increased financial benefits. Not only will an improved customer experience result in more repeat customers, it will increase the customers perceived value of your product or service and it will entice customers to stay longer, which often leads to increased spending.
And, by selecting an electric fireplace, these benefits are further complimented by the fact that your fireplace will be easy to install, virtually maintenance free and safe for your clients, guests and customers.
It is no surprise, then, that electric fireplaces, in commercial spaces, are gaining momentum.
As a result of this growing trend, we wanted to better equip professionals, in the construction and design industries, with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully include electric fireplaces in their future designs.
That is why we are excited to introduce a new continuing education course, “Electric Fireplaces: Design Considerations for Public Spaces”, targeted at architects, contractors, designers and other construction professionals.
The course is free and will provide insight into the benefits of having an electric fireplace in a public space in terms of energy efficiency, heat control and public health and safety. It will also discuss why electric fireplaces are the preferred option over other combustion alternatives and provide detailed information regarding the various flame technologies and components. Lastly, the course will help you determine which technology is best for your particular application and provide insight into the installation process.
The course is being offered through AEC Daily, the largest source of complimentary continuing educations courses for construction professionals including architects, engineers, designers and contractors.
It will be offered, along side our “Electric Fireplaces: A Stylish Simple and Safe Alternative” course which offers an overview of electric fireplaces, focusing on their design possibilities, flame technologies, ease of installation, environmental efficiency, cost-saving benefits, and their advantages over gas and wood counterparts.
Both courses qualify as self-directed learning activities through Ordre des Architectes du Quebec (OAQ). In addition to OAQ, “Electric Fireplaces: Design Considerations for Public Spaces” is also registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council, the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Designers Association and the Interior Designers of Canada.
The “Electric Fireplaces: A Stylish Simple and Safe Alternative” course qualifies for credits through several programs and associations including, but not limited to:
- AIA - The American Institute of Architects
- AIBD - American Institute of Building Design
- AIC - American Institute of Constructors
- ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- InterNACHI – International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
- NARI – National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- AAA – The Alberta Association of Architects
- AANB – Architects’ Association of New Brunswick
- AIBC – Architectural Institute of British Columbia
- NLAA – Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects
- NWTAA – Northwest Territories Association of Architects
- OAA - Ontario Association of Architects
- SAA - Saskatchewan Association of Architects
For a full list of qualified associations, check out the course here.
The instructor for both courses is Yuanna Nu, an Interior Design professional working with Dimplex. Yuanna manages Architecture and Design and is an expert in the commercial applications of electrical fireplaces.
She is a strong supporter of mentoring aspiring design professionals and can be looked to by her following to share her knowledge and experience help them in “what’s happening” in the design community today warm and inviting spaces.
Ready to start learning about electric fireplaces in public spaces?