Latest Products in Commercial Glass

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    Italy’s Vitrealspecchi S.p.A. created Silver Madras, lead-free silvered float glass made with abrasion techniques that result in a variety of effects. Suitable for covering large and small interior architectural surfaces, residential or commercial, Silver Madras comes in 7.38-foot-by-10.53-foot sheets, 0.16-inch thick. It can be coated with a film for safety in the event of breakage, and...
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    Airolite, Marietta, Ohio, introduced a series of Severe Duty Louvers that are either storm class, Florida Building Code or Miami-Dade code approved products. The company introduced four louvers that meet the toughest Miami-Dade building codes: the Sightproof Horizontal Blade Louver, the Horizontal Blade Storm Class Louver, the Horizontal Blade Drainable Louver and the Vertical Blade, Storm Class...
  • Velux America Inc., Greenwood, S.C., introduced a solar water heating system that uses glass-covered solar roof collectors in traditional skylight frames. The Velux U12 collectors use solar energy to heat the water in a home. According to a company release, water heating bills should drop between 50 percent and 80 percent, and the estimated payback period is three years to seven years. The...
  • DesignBuilder Software, Amherst, Mass., developed an energy analysis program for evaluating fenestration options in commercial buildings. Efen can be used to calculate energy and cost savings for a building and calculate capital and first year equipment savings. Users can quickly complete a model by choosing from a library of more than 500 windows—or inputting their own—and choosing...
  • MadCad.com, Washington, D.C., launched MadCad.com v2.0, a Web-based resource providing online access to more than 4,000 building codes and standards from the International Code Council, Washington, D.C., the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Mass., and ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. The new version offers simultaneous search and interlinked browsing that allows users to...
  • Integrated Environmental Solutions, with U.S. offices in Boston and San Francisco, launched a free building energy and carbon emission software tool. Suitable for all building types across worldwide locations, it is designed to help designers determine and increase the energy efficiency of their buildings and also assess performance against the Architecture 2030 Challenge, a building and design...
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., expanded its Viraspan Design standard silk-screen patterns to include 14 standard patterns. The eight patterns in the lines series, and the six patterns in the dots and holes series offer a range of coverage from 20 percent to 60 percent. After selecting a pattern, customers can choose from 14 standard ceramic frit colors or incorporate a custom frit color to create a...
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    AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., released Matelux, a translucent acid-etched glass available in numerous color choices and extra clear, and in thickness from 3 millimeters to 19 millimeters. It also is available with a double-sided satin finish and can be ordered with a reflective Stopsol coating for exterior applications. Matelux filters light, smoothes contours and produces...
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    The advanced materials division of Schott, with North American headquarters in Elmsford, N.Y., introduced ColorTherm, a transparent, insulating colored glass designed for building exteriors and interiors, and Moodglass, decorative glass and fabric panels. ColorTherm IGUs are available in translucent white and four standard transparent colors, and can come with a low-emissivity coating. Individual...
  • Schüco, with U.S. headquarters in Newington, Conn., introduced E2 Façade, a glass façade system that saves and generates energy at the same time. The floor-to-ceiling E2 façade integrates photovoltaics, solar thermal transfer, thermal insulation, solar shading and decentralized mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. E2 includes alternating translucent photovoltaic...
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