Solar Control Glass For Architecture
Glass has transformed and revolutionized architecture. Glass today is just not an aesthetic material but provides comfort, safety, and aesthetics. It is the material which helps create a sustainable environment.
One of the most important innovations in glass technology is the advent of solar control glass.
Read on and know more about some of the efficacies of solar control glasses in detail:
What is a solar control glass?
It is a glass with special coating that is designed in order to reduce the amount of heat entering the building. This glass reflects and absorbs light/heat and greatly reduces the glaring effect. Thus the need for artificial lighting and other electrical appliances is reduced and energy-efficiency is triggered. It is available on a wide range and you can choose any of these solar control glasses such as tinted, reflective or neutral glasses depending upon your aesthetic taste.
Types of solar control glass
These types of solar control glasses are available for both commercial and residential usage:
Role of solar control glass in buildings
Benefits of solar control glass
Choosing solar control glass
There are myriad of options to choose a solar control glass as they are available in wide assortment of colours such as neutral, blue, green, blue green, metallic in various shades. The ranges are available in plenty too. Firstly, before choosing a solar control glass, it’s very important to know about the technical specifications & parameters and how they influence energy efficiency.
Performance drivers and aesthetic drivers are the major parameters in solar control glasses.
Performance drivers are those parameters that enhance the performance of solar glasses focusing on energy-efficiency. It mainly depends on factors such as light, transmission, solar factor and U value.
Aesthetic drivers are those parameters that are aimed to enhance the aesthetics of the building. It mainly depends upon the factors such as the shade, colour of the glass used and the reflection of the glass.
Click on the below link to know more about the parameters responsible for performance and aesthetics of solar control glass:
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