The popularity of architectural glass is leading to its massive rise in use, both in residential and commercial buildings, thanks to the enormous benefits that these glasses render including safety, security, environmental protection, and natural insulation. Moreover, the constant development of this sector is massively powered by the persistent advances in the materials adopted for building constructions.
Green buildings: Fueling growth, responsibly
From industrial to manufacturing as well as service sectors, several industries are taking profound steps to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. In the same manner, the construction industry is also implementing several energy-efficient approaches and is actively investing in energy-efficient solutions to counter the rising costs without compromising on the quality of the services provided.
The green systems in buildings are meant to promote a healthy and productive abode, increase efficiency, as well as lessen the impact on the environment. Glass is playing a vital role in helping engineers and architects construct and design passive or low energy constructions, which qualify to be labeled as ‘green.’
The advantages offered by glass buildings is indisputably appealing for engineers and constructors. The energy efficient glass buildings increase the asset value of the property, lowers costs incurred for cooling, lighting, and energy, minimizes the environmental impact as well as reduces the operating and water sourcing costs.
Rapid advances in coating technology
Glass technology is undergoing several variations in terms of the coating technology, which allows engineers and architects to tweak the properties of functional glass with light and radiation. Suntuitive window interlayer is one such example that gradually becomes darker in response to the rising temperature caused by direct sunlight. Some of the advanced options enable the glass to darken in the presence of sunlight, while others can become completely opaque for privacy.
Source : technavio