Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • A little-known measure, damage-weighted transmittance, emerges as a way to assess fading risks
    In choosing the most appropriate glass for commercial and residential projects, more architects look at the issue of fading, specifically with regard to fabrics, finishes, carpeting and artwork that will occupy the interior of their finished buildings.In assessing the potential fading risks associated with the glass they specify, most architects look at a single measure on the performance data...
  • When antiquities, priceless collections, venerable art, fussy curators and deep pockets come into play.
    Museums and art galleries present challenges to glazing designs, given the tight environmental conditions that must be met. Consideration must be given to many parameters, often conflicting, including the quality and quantity of light, ultraviolet resistance, aesthetics, thermal performance, condensation resistance, strength, security performance, safety and cost. For a best-practice curatorial...
  • Complex subject made easy
    Would you want to consider a “climate” inside your insulating glass unit? Probably not. During manufacture, a volume of air is trapped in IG at a certain temperature and relative humidity, then exposed to the forces of nature, heat, cold and pressures. Without a desiccant to dry the air space, the trapped moisture condenses and creates “rain” inside the IG when the...
  • As glaziers, fabricators and designers confront the state’s demanding energy code
    Several aspects of the Massachusetts code affect design and installation of window and curtain wall systems.
  • Emergency venting windows, no longer a hospital code requirement except in veterans’ hospitals, will soon receive encouragement from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.
  • Owners of The New York Times Co., along with researchers at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, Calif., constructed a 4,500-square-foot mock-up of the paper’s new headquarters in the parking lot of its College Point, Queens, printing facility. The researchers used the model of the southwest corner of the headquarters for...
  • Cleveland federal building becomes energy efficient with window inserts
    As the 2005 deadline requiring federal buildings to reduce energy use by 30 percent draws near, property managers who haven’t addressed the issue look for a cost-effective solution that requires minimal installation time and pays for itself in less than 10 years, as required by Executive Order 12902. The Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building in Cleveland represents one energy savings...
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