PPG Glass Education Center adds video about pros, cons of gas-filled IGUs

Date: 28 May 2015
Source: PPG Industries
Video identifies five important factors to consider about gas- and air-filled units - PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has posted in the PPG Glass Education Center online portal a new video comparing the benefits of specifying gas-filled or air-filled insulating glass units (IGUs).

IGUs are designed to keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer.They typically consist of two or three lites of glass, which create one or two cavities that can be filled with air or a heavier insulating gas such as argon or krypton.

In the four-minute video, a PPG technical expert identifies the five most important factors to consider when choosing to specify a gas-filled or air-filled IGU: U-value, solar control performance, gas leakage, fabrication time and cost, and thickness.

Launched in 2013, the PPG Glass Education Center is a growing online library of technical information that serves as an objective, user-focused resource about designing, specifying and building with glass for architects, specifiers, students, and professionals in the glass, construction and building industries. Content is updated regularly based on the most frequently asked questions PPG gets on its website, during sales calls and through its call center.

To watch the video in the PPG Glass Education Center, visit www.educationcenter.ppg.com. For more information about PPG’s full collection of architectural glass products approved by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(TM) program, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has posted in the online PPG Glass Education Center (www.educationcenter.ppg.com/) a new video comparing the benefits of specifying gas-filled or air-filled insulating glass units (IGUs). In the four-minute video, a PPG technical expert discusses the five most important factors to consider when choosing to specify a gas-filled or air-filled IGU: U-value, solar control performance, gas leakage, fabrication time and cost, and thickness.

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