Integrated Solutions Showcase: Building Glazings


Publication Date: November 27, 2012

High-performance Glazing Basics: What makes a window high-performance? What are the latest architectural glass products? A representative of Performance Glazings at PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA), spoke about high-performance glass technologies.

  • High-performance glass improves energy use in buildings by managing the sun’s energy to allow more daylighting, and saves money by reducing HVAC capital and annual costs.
  • Developers may find it easier to raise funds for building capital costs than for operating costs (e.g. utility bills), so they may find it worthwhile to invest in highperformance windows upfront to save money down the line.
  • The U.S. and European markets are very different, because of the prevalence of A/C in the U.S. There are also different measurement standards that must be accounted for.

Consortium Member(s): External Partners

Project contact: Not Available

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