Energy Efficiency

A Modern Home is a Functional Home

What Really Defines A Modern Home?

It would be hard to pin point certain technologies that have rendered our modern homes functional. However, there is no dearth of modern designs, features, and gadgets that make life simpler; and these things are updated and upgraded with every model. However, the question that needs to be asked is: what really defines a modern …

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Pilkington Spacia™: Revolutionary vacuum glazing | Pilkington

Pilkington Spacia™: Revolutionary vacuum glazing | Pilkington

Advanced Pilkington Spacia™ technology is the World’s first commercially available ‘Vacuum Glazing’. It provides a similar level of energy efficiency as modern double glazing, but in a unit that is typically only a quarter of the thickness. This brings a new degree of thermal performance to older buildings and opportunities for thin glazing in new …

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Benefits of Double Glazing and IGU

What Are The Benefits of Double Glazing and IGU

Double glazed windows offer a superior barrier to the temperature outside by having the advantage of being made up of two panes of glass which have been separated with either a layer of air or gas. The air or gas acts as a layer of protection that reduces conductivity. It is a form of insulation …

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CLEARSHADE™ IGU: ONE PRODUCT FOR DAYLIGHTING, SOLAR SHADING, USER COMFORT

Panelite’s ClearShade Used To Illuminate The Parrish Art Museum

Panelite ClearShade skylight glazing was specified by architects Herzog & de Meuron and daylighting engineers ARUP to achieve their goal of providing a naturally daylight environment, similar to that of artists’ studios, for viewing the collection at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. Since most of the galleries’ illuminance comes from skylights, …

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Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office

Alpen Technology – Key Component of Boulder Commons Zero Energy Performance

Boulder Commons, a net zero energy development in Colorado, is the home of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office. The project sets a new paradigm for zero energy lease structures, alternative mobility and high-performance speculative buildings. Alpen fiberglass windows provide a critical element of these two 100,000 square foot NZE/ZE buildings. Zero energy buildings have recently experienced a …

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New study shows better schools, hospitals and offices are key to improving European’s lives

New study shows better schools, hospitals and offices are key to improving European’s lives

Partly funded by the VELUX Group, the study highlights the need for renovation in buildings that are places of learning, working and healing. Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted …

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DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS & GLAZING SELECTION: A CASE STUDY

Daylight Analysis & Glazing Selection: A Case Study

Natural lighting is an extremely important part of any building – simply because it is beneficial to both comfort and energy efficiency of an interior space. Having ideal natural lighting inside a building can reduce the dependency on artificial lighting and create a much more holistic environment for rest, relaxation and work. Yet, enabling the …

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USGBC Launches LEED Zero, to Address Net Zero Carbon Operations and Resources in LEED Green Building Projects

Addressing the net zero operations and resources in LEED Green Building Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED Zero, a new program that will address net zero operations and resources in buildings. “Net zero is a powerful target that will move the entire industry forward,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president of technical core at USGBC. “For years, LEED projects around the world have aspired to …

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EPBD 2018 Implementation: Windows for healthier buildings

Windows for healthier buildings | EuroWindoor

Add vistag EuroWindoor AISBL as a strong supporter of the EPBD welcomes a more holistic approach recognizing the complementary potential of Energy efficiency, healthy indoor comfort and positive impacts on the environment. Of absolute importance is now the implementation of the 2018-amended EPBD Directive into national legislation. EuroWindoor participated as a stakeholder in the political …

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NSG Group’s Latest Innovations Showcases At Glasstec 2018

The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, is exhibiting innovative new products for energy-efficiency, solar control and decorative applications at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from 23 – 26 of October.  Its’ stand is featuring Pilkington Super Spacia™, the latest addition to its range of ultra-thin energy-efficient vacuum insulated glass unit (IGU) products, popular in heritage applications. The …

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