Skylights

Why Are Green Buildings Leading The Way?

Green buildings have a lasting impact both on the environment and on the people who live in them. Much has been said and written about the positive impact of green homes on the physical and emotional well-being of their dwellers and the overall ecosystem itself.

Did you know, you can tint your skylights?

Did you know, you can tint skylights?

Skylights are an amazing source of natural light for homes. While beautiful, these window features are also an opening for a loss of heat, increased UV ray exposure, and more. Having a skylight really is a situation of taking the good with the bad—but what if that no longer must be the case? Did you …

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what are the benefits of glass in interior design?

What are the benefits of glass in interior design?

Glass is a strange material. It offers near endless potential in transforming a space both practically and aesthetically, and recent advances in technology have widened these possibilities even further. While glazing may often be thought of as a purely practical facet of architecture and construction, it plays a significant part in interior design, too. Understanding …

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ARE WALKABLE GLASS SKYLIGHTS STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD THEIR OWN IN ROUGH WEATHER?

LITEFLAM: The Exterior Fire-rated Walkable Skylight System

Walkable skylights are a wonderful rooftop and decking application to enhance the appeal of your commercial facility or institution. They bring life to your architectural design vision. If you’re in the market for a glass skylight but secretly worry about its ability to withstand harsh climates – whether they be high winds, hail, snowstorms, intense …

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Why indoor air quality is important and how to improve it

Why indoor air quality is important and how to improve it?

Did you know that well-designed classrooms have a significant influence on academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics of classrooms can boost the learning outcomes of students. In this article, we take a look at the importance of air quality and present some of the best ways that architects and designers can improve …

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

Clearshade™ IGU: One product for daylighting, solar shading and user comfort

Panelite’s ClearShade™ high performance exterior glazing allows architects, engineers and building owners to meet daylighting, energy efficiency, user comfort and aesthetic goals in a single product. Most critical for energy efficiency and return on investment, ClearShade™ technology optimizes both daylighting and solar heat control, while most glazing solutions favor one of these goals at the expense of …

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AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary specification establishes the minimum …

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