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For years, UV light transmittance used to be thought of as the measure of a glazing material’s ability to protect furnishings from fading due to sunlight exposure.
Determining whether or not to use gas versus air in an insulated glass unit (IGU).
Key benefits to designing buildings with reflective glass.
Understanding the solar energy spectrum is key to understanding glass coatings.
When designing with large expanses of glass, it is critical to know when the glass may need to be heat-treated for durability and/or safety.
Accommodating for wind and snow loads is an important upfront consideration during the design and specification phase.
Condensation means the IGU is working properly, serving as a thermal barrier between extremes in temperature.
While glass looks great aesthetically, it also has to meet high performance standards. And an important part of performance relates to acoustics.
There are several key elements that impact the performance of an insulated glass unit. These include the primary seal thickness and width, secondary seal width, the spacer and the desiccant.
Information on why glass sometimes breaks in a building without any obvious cause.
Review the Slide Share for valuable information about key glass performance terms.
The process of how glass is made, starting with a simple comination of ingredients, to large sweeping glass panels.
Selecting the right glass to meet a project’s thermal loads.
The solar energy spectrum and the different ways glass responds to light.
Different processes and channel partners are involved in the production of commercial glass.
Performance through passive and solar control low-e coatings.
For an easy way to understand how low-e glass coatings help keep rooms comfortable, simply look at how a thermos works.
Low-e coatings are 500 times as thin as a human hair, yet have a tremendous impact on a building’s overall energy efficiency.
Factors to consider when specifying large insulating glass units.
Glass requires special considerations during the specification process.
A multi-step glass manufacturing process where liquid glass is formed by “floating” it on molten metal.
The difference between types of heated glass.
Understanding the solar energy spectrum is the first step in understanding how low-e coatings work.
The single source for information on designing, specifying and building with commercial glass.