Energy consumption has been a growing concern over the past few
decades, and limiting solar heat gain and energy loss through glazing
has become a priority in the glass industry.
Heating and air conditioning account for up to 70% of a buildings’ total
energy costs. Glass has a major role to play here. Over half of all the
energy consumed in buildings for heating, hot water, air conditioning,
and lighting can be halved by simply insulating them. With regards to
glass, there are two areas where glass technology is already available.
Firstly, solar control glass to reduce air conditioning costs and to curb
heating and cooling costs with thermally insulated glass.
C&C Safety Glass boasts a wide range of thermally insulating coated
glass products from all the leading glass manufacturers in the world.
Energy Saving Glazing Technology has improved dramatically in
recent years, with the net result of lowering your energy costs. Tinted
glass has long been used in commercial buildings to reduce heat gain
through windows. Improved, lightly tinted windows are becoming more
common for the commercial market in southern (cooling dominated)
climates. The new generation glass products with Double Silver Low
E Coatings reduce solar heat gain without reducing visibility as much
as older tinted glass.
Additionally, C&C Safety Glass has full capability to process superior
high performance glazing solutions with Triple Silver Low E Coatings.
The high level of light transmission maximises natural light, yielding all
the benefits of large indoor spaces bathed in light year round. The
very low solar factor reduces solar heat gain, resulting in significantly
lower air conditioning costs. The selectivity (ratio of light transmission
to solar factor) is always higher than 2. The superb thermal insulation
due to the low U Value attained, minimises energy losses, resulting in
major energy savings.
This latest Low E coating technology incorporates three silver layers
and multiple ceramic layers, which can offer as much as 70% visible
light transparency and 30% better thermal performance compared to
“Double Silver Low E coatings”.