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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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Curated Content

Sevin principles of biophilic design

Biophilic design is an approach to architecture that seeks to connect building occupants more closely to nature. Biophilic designed buildings incorporate things like natural lighting and ventilation, natural landscape features and other elements for creating a more productive and healthy built environment for people. Dynamic glazing like SageGlass is a…

 
Evolution of window technologies

Windows have evolved dramatically over the past century from being severe energy wasters to highly energy-efficient and, in some cases, even net-positive energy producing building materials. That is one of the key findings in a recent historical retrospective of the window industry’s evolution in Architect Magazine. From drafty single-pane glass…

 
Dynamic facades’ contribution to green building design

Glass Magazine editor, Katy Devlin, has a great article in the latest issue which argues that in order for a building to be considered truly green, you need to factor in its lifetime environmental impacts from material extraction through construction, use and destruction.  How building materials are made matters. As does how the…