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Walker Glass continues its commitment to sustainable and transparent manufacturing with new HPD® for its mirror product lines.
Portland-based Lever Architecture specified the advanced solar control, low-e glass to support daylighting goals and to create a transparent barrier between the indoor and outdoor spaces of the new center.
To promote exterior views, daylighting and occupant comfort architect Weber Thompson specified Solarban® 60 solar control, low-e glass from Vitro Architectural Glass for the retail spaces and punched openings.
Give your design something it never had before: a laminated glass so clear it almost disappears.
The main functions of windows and facades are to let daylight into buildings and to ensure a visual connection with the exterior.
In Russia, the Resource Association for the Promotion of the Circular Economy was launched, with which the StekloSouz Association of Russia signed a Cooperation Agreement.
The benefits delivered by large glazed surface are more than we think. They provide access to natural daylight and a visual connection with the external environment.
Vitro Architectural Glass will be showcasing several new products and innovative technologies at GlassBuild America.
Yesterday, Glass for Europe organized a special on-line workshop entirely dedicate to the “fit for 55” package, which was released on 14 July.
Four different types of Guardian SunGuard® coated glass help to create a stunning, energy- efficient glass façade for the recently opened La Seine Musicale music and cultural centre located in the Boulogne-Billancourt suburb of Paris.
Vitro Architectural Glass has announced that two bird-friendly glass installations at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA, have received a Top Project of the Year Award in the elite Environment + Energy Leader Awards program.
Juergen Maier CBE, former Chief Executive of Siemens UK, has joined Glass Futures as an advisor to the Board.
Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in truly transparent solar energy technology, and Antamex Industries have agreed to form a partnership to bring transparent solar glazing to the commercial glazing market in North America.
British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass sector, in consultation with its members has today (19 July) published a strategy that sets out the glass industries potential route to net zero carbon emissions.
Glass for Europe is ready to engage with European Parliament and EU Council to trigger a virtuous decarbonisation cycle.

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A clean, safe and sustainable source of energy, solar continues to power the world at a faster pace than ever before.
Unitised Façade System Designed with a Highly Transparent Façade of Low G-value Combined with Blast Requirements
This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.
Sustainability and the circular economy are increasingly influencing work and production processes in glass manufacturing, too.
Noise as one of the major pollutants in our environment and society
The laserbird is a universal tool, making it the perfect choice for a broad portfolio of customers, applications and glass products.
Solar glass is used as glazing for solar devices like photovoltaic modules and solarthermal collectors. In many dry regions dust accumulation lead to extreme efficiency losses due to soiling, up to -80% in 6 month.
Contemporary architectural transparency (understood as the optical property of the material) is constantly being redefined and, over the last decade, new design trends have developed related to transparent façades in architecture.
The integration of smart glazing and adaptive façade in buildings can lead to large performance improvements and added functionality compared to conventional static building envelope systems.
Insulating glass has been used around the world in applications ranging from family homes to high-scale construction.
As a modern society, we’re spending about 90% of our time indoors – at home, in offices or commuting. How is it possible to get access to daylight, when we can’t naturally be outside? By making buildings more transparent.

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