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Triple glazing and windows of the future


cocoon tower design by tange atlier

cocoon tower design by tange atlier (Photo credit: .ad photo)

As legislative trends and market demands drive architects closer to the zero-carbon home, the pressure is on to ensure buildings are designed with energy-efficiency at their core. Every construction material is With three panes in each Insulating Glass Unit (IGU), triple-glazing offers unprecedented levels of thermal insulation, as well as a host of other benefits that have the potential to transform our cities’ carbon credentials. But isn’t triple-glazing a bit overkill?

From World Architecture News’ Metro blog…

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Minneapolis front runner in green buildings nationwide

The 2014 Green Building Adoption Index, released by real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. and Maastrict University confirms Minneapolis as the U.S. city with the highest percentage of green commercial property. Minneapolis beats out cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and Atlanta.


The Star Tribune reports that more than 75 percent of all office space in Minneapolis are certified green buildings. It’s no wonder why Minnesota is the perfect location for SageGlass headquarters – we’re in the hub of green building.


Daylighting a town brings cheers to its inhabitants

There are an abundance of studies that show that abundance of natural daylight can deliver significant positive outcomes to students, workers, hospital patients and others. That’s why we are such a big proponent of technologies that help optimize daylight in living environments, like dynamic glass.  But what happens when you…

ASHRAE Drops Proposal to Reduce Window-to-Wall Ratio

US Glass magazine reports that ASHRAE is withdrawing a proposed addendum to reduce the allowable window area in its Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings. The addendum would  have reduced the glazing area in the standard from 40 percent wall-to-window ratio to 30 percent for buildings less than 25,000 square…