Modern architecture today is characterised by spaciousness and transparency. Ever larger glass elements for the outer building envelope appear to merge the exterior with the interior. This is reflected worldwide in office and administration buildings of the last two decades, but also in private housing that includes atriums, gables and winter garden glazing using increasingly large glass components. This style of construction only became feasible with the advent of solar protection glass. These types of glass reduce the greenhouse effect that occurs primarily in the summer months due to the rooms heating up to the point at which they become unpleasant to be in.
ComfortSuper-cooled interiors and over-heated rooms are both uncomfortable environments to be in.
Design with solar glassThe trend today is towards design-oriented façades, which require new designs in solar control glass.
EcologyWherever energy is saved – whether by reducing the amount of cooling power used or artificial lighting - the environment also benefits as a result.
EconomyLarge window and façade surfaces allow plenty of light to penetrate deep into a building’s interior, thereby avoiding excessive use of artificial lighting.
Our product: SunGuardRegardless of what the building’s architectural or building physical requirements are, the broad SunGuard® glass range can provide an optimum transparent solution.
Sun protection in summerModern insulated glass allows short-wave solar radiation to pass through without hindrance, but the majority of long-wave heat radiation is reflected back to the interior.