Saving energy remains a hot topic worldwide and the thermal insulation of building envelopes is an important part of contemporary architecture.
Yet advances in glass transparency, an architectural achievement during the last three decades, should not be held back in favour of energy saving. “Transparent insulation” was specifically developed and designed to offer not only unique economic and environmental benefits, but also to guarantee both comfort and convenience for building’s occupants.
ComfortAside from its economic and ecological aspects, another important goal of building with glass is the tangible improvements in the living and working environments.
EcologyEvery litre of fuel oil or cubic metre of natural gas that can be saved through using advanced glazing reduces CO2 emissions and benefits the environment.
EconomyTechnological advances during the last 30 years have produced systems and equipment that can coat glass with razor-thin, neutral high-tech coatings.
EmissivityAccording to EN 12898, emissivity is the ratio of the energy emitted by a given surface at a given temperature to that of a perfect emitter (i.e. a black body with normal and corrected emissivity of 1,0) at the same temperature.
Our product: ClimaGuard®GUARDIAN provides a broad range of state-of-the-art thermal insulation layers normally applied to ExtraClear® float glass, which enable the realisation of a range of modern thermal insulation glasses by our customers.
Heat lossHeat loss is influenced by three mechanisms: radiation, conduction and convection.
U value - heat transmission coefficientThis value characterises the heat loss through a component.