ComfortAside from its economic and ecological aspects, another important goal of building with glass is the tangible improvements in the living and working environments.
EcologyEvery litre of fuel oil or cubic metre of natural gas that can be saved through using advanced glazing reduces CO2 emissions and benefits the environment.
EconomyTechnological advances during the last 30 years have produced systems and equipment that can coat glass with razor-thin, neutral high-tech coatings.
EmissivityAccording to EN 12898, emissivity is the ratio of the energy emitted by a given surface at a given temperature to that of a perfect emitter (i.e. a black body with normal and corrected emissivity of 1,0) at the same temperature.
Our product: ClimaGuard®GUARDIAN provides a broad range of state-of-the-art thermal insulation layers normally applied to ExtraClear® float glass, which enable the realisation of a range of modern thermal insulation glasses by our customers.
Heat lossHeat loss is influenced by three mechanisms: radiation, conduction and convection.
U value - heat transmission coefficientThis value characterises the heat loss through a component.
Every litre of fuel oil or cubic metre of natural gas that can be saved through using advanced glazing reduces CO2 emissions and benefits the environment.
Every litre of fuel oil or cubic metre of natural gas that can be saved through using advanced glazing reduces CO2 emissions and benefits the environment. Fossil fuel resources are also saved by reducing their consumption and in addition, almost all glass types are one hundred per cent recyclable because it is made from natural raw materials. Due to its natural ingredients and superior energy balancing properties, glass should not be overlooked or dismissed as a viable material in globally recognised certification programs for sustainable and environmentally friendly building.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a leading system in this field. Other systems, include DGNB or BREEAM. Buildings realised in compliance with these systems use resources more efficiently than conventional techniques because they take every phase in the life cycle of a building into account – starting with design and construction to renovation and eventually, demolition and disposal.