Solarvolt™ building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass modules allow you to use Vitro Glass products to produce CO2-free power — and even potentially replace conventional building components like wall cladding. To meet design and environmental performance objectives, Solarvolt™ BIPV modules can be used with Solarban® low-e coatings, Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass, Acuity™ low-iron glass, our full range of tinted glasses and virtually any other Vitro Glass product.
Next-generation, energy-efficient design is inevitable when you start with new Solarvolt™ BIPV modules by Vitro Architectural Glass.
Applications include building facades, sunshading, overhead glazing and balustrades.
Innergy® Architectural Products from Deceuninck North America is a line of fiber-reinforced polymer parts custom designed for curtain wall systems, windows, doors and storefront systems. Innergy AP components deliver metal-like structural strength and very low conductivity for excellent thermal performance.
Innergy AP components are custom designed to fit into existing commercial fenestration products and include pressure plates, structural thermal struts, reinforcements and curtain wall components. This eliminates the need for a complete redesign of existing curtain wall or storefront systems while bolstering their thermal performance. In fact, Innergy AP parts deliver up to 900 times more energy efficiency when compared to traditional materials like aluminum.
Guardian Glass North America now offers Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass in four distinct bird-friendly patterns for exterior building applications.
Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass joins Guardian Glass’ family of bird-friendly products to give architects additional options to achieve their desired design aesthetic and glass performance while reducing the likelihood of bird collisions with windows.
By pairing a Bird1st Etch pattern on surface 1 and a Guardian SunGuard® low-E coating on surface 2 of an insulating glass unit, the project can achieve desired energy performance while meeting bird-friendly standards.
Available in four different patterns on translucent glass, Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass products include Threat Factor scores1 to quantify collision-avoidance effectiveness.
These products are available on Guardian UltraClear® low-iron glass and standard clear glass and can be paired with Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68, SNX 62/27 and SNX 51/23 coatings on the same lite of glass. The glass can be heat-treated and used with laminated glass for safety. Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass is currently available in 96”x130” size on 6mm float glass through the Guardian Select® Fabricator network.
For more information on Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass, visit GuardianGlass.com/Bird1st.
1 Threat Factor scores indicate the percent of times in which birds will not avoid collision.
BirdKare® is Sevasa's bird-safe glass solution with specific acid-etched design. It minimizes day/night risk of bird collisions with different dot (BK 572, BK-573) or linear patterns (BK 574).
Sevasa's acid-etched visual markers are defined by means of size, density, contrasted surface structure and glass side (exterior, side #1) in order to minimize risks such as mirror effect or fly-through conditions.
It complies with local regulations or national guidelines, when required. It meets the recognized 2x4 rule and other tighter mandatory or voluntary regulations.
Applications: Façades, windows, railings, balconies, sound barriers, windbrakes, shelters, vegetated roof and terraces, glass corners...
Specifications: Options for any glass base, clear, low-iron or coated on side #2 low-E, reflective, solar control ... (to consult). / Thickness from 5/34" to 1/2 " in. / Sizes: standard 88x126" (other sizes to consult)
Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT is a high performance, low-E coated glass that gives architects a subtle, blue-gray color and mid-reflectivity aesthetic.
Architect focus groups helped Guardian Glass deliver a product with a visible light transmission of 48 percent and low solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25 with a crisp, neutral, subtle blue reflected color in the mid-exterior reflective range.
Guardian Glass completed extensive architect testing on Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coated glass to be sure the product met the needs of the architectural community. This new low-E coating combines excellent performance and a pleasing aesthetic, which translates to greater design flexibility.
Designed to be used on the #2 and #3 surface of a standard insulating glass unit, SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coating is available on multiple Guardian Glass substrates, including UltraClear® low-iron glass, in 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm thicknesses and has similar durability and processing requirements as other SunGuard® low-E coated glass products. It is available through the Guardian Select® Fabricator network.
SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT coated glass also offers architects oversized options and bendable applications.
For more information on Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 coated glass, visit https://www.guardianglass.com/us/en/products/brands/sunguard/sne/power-of-and.