Green & Sustainable Building

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Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs.
SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC reacts automatically to light and heat conditions.
Berkeley Lab researchers make thermochromic windows with perovskite solar cell.
Today, glass used in the building industry must combine a number of different functions. POLFLAM® fire-resistant glass meets those requirements. It is a perfectly flexible and multifunction product which lives up to the current market trends.
Floor-to-ceiling glass introduces natural lighting and frames a spectacular view of downtown Boston, relating the contextual design to the waterfront skyline.
Two solutions to reduce the problem of noise diffusion in the office: the sound-absorbing walls.
The City of Glasgow Colleges, Riverside Campus and City Campus, have both scooped numerous awards for their impressive architecture.
Due to the structural properties and mortise and tenon design of Acurlite’s system, the skylight framing members were assembled on the ground and craned into location.
Priva B.V. and GEZE GmbH decided to sign a letter of intent to develop their cooperation in building automation systems and solutions.
Each of the façades will be opened up to allow maximum daylight and accessibility, whilst replaced by a collection of differing sized ‘boxes’ inserted into the existing structural frame.
Daylighting information previously included as a fact sheet has been updated and posted as a web page by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).
The collaboration with Raynergy Tek supports the company’s pursuit of high-volume production, increased power output, and enhanced transparency of SolarWindow™ products for tall towers and skyscrapers.
Instrumental in ensuring there was adequate ventilation as well as natural daylight in the accommodation that is housed within the void of this window-less thatched roof, were four deluxe rooflights from Glazing Vision.
A multi-million pound project to create an exclusive residential development in a Cheshire conservation area has demonstrated how Promat UK’s high performance, fire-resistant glass range represents the assured choice for developers.
Recently FAKRO top products have been presented at Bauen & Energie in Vienna, the largest Austrian fair for the building, renovation and energy saving issues.
Considering the use of energy-saving glass as the determinant of a building’s power conservation, vacuum insulated glass currently offers the most outstanding performance in energy-saving. Among them, LandVac® is one of the best.

Articles

A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
Solar glass can be used to replace conventional construction materials such as glazing or cladding, whilst also generating electricity on site.
This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
Glass has entered the sustainability vernacular in a big way, which is great news for builders.
To provide stiffness, shading and privacy with abundant daylight and a feeling of openness for restaurant extensions and an entrance canopy to a London hotel, we used glass sandwich panels with aluminium honeycomb core.
A sustainable office design has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” achievement. The question is no longer if business will incorporate sustainable design, but when.
Read this guide for an in-depth look at the best in smart home technology for 2017.
At the simple push of a button, this glass can fade from light to dark - or clear to opaque - and back again.
When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.
The innovative modern technology utilizes a switchable liquid crystal film and durable glazing to deliver a number of benefits to medical facilities.
In home settings, many people want glass windows for the view, but worry about having to install additional curtains or blinds for their privacy. In office settings, many want glass partitions for their meeting rooms, but worry about privacy not being achieved.
With the market value of switchable glass windows expected to reach 5.81 billion USD by 2020, the technology is clearly soaring in demand.

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24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

Products

Formator Safety Glass d.o.o.
Vitro Architectural Glass (Formerly PPG Glass)