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Solarvolt™ BIPV Lites Energize and Enhance Commercial Buildings

In March 2021, Vitro Architectural Glass launched its first ever energy-generating product: Solarvolt™ building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass modules. Seamlessly integrated into the building ...
ARTICLE & Infographic

What’s the Difference Between U‑Value and R‑Value?

One of the most important glass performance measures is U-value—also known as U-factor—which measures the insulating characteristics of the glass, or how much heat flow or heat loss occurs through ...
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Specifying Heat-Rated Glass

Glass is vital to the aesthetic of nearly every modern structure—increasing natural light, curbing sound, protecting against inclement weather and offering a view to the external world. While glass ...
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Bird-Friendly Glass Legislation

Early Birds to Bird-Friendly Requirements As the problem of bird-to-building collisions becomes more widely known, an increasing number of states, cities and municipalities are adopting legislation ...
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What Contractors Want

Inquiring Minds Want To Know Did you ever wonder what general contractors want most from their glazing contractors, or want to know about their positive and negative experiences with fabricated glass ...
ARTICLE & Infographic

"Spec Check”: Accuracy Key to Compliant Specifications, Successful Projects

Imagination and creativity are critical skills that enable architects to create beautiful, vibrant and sustainable buildings. However, one aspect of successful projects that often goes under the ...
ARTICLE & Video

Bent & Laminated Glass Demonstration

Here's an explanation of how bent and laminated glass is made, courtesy of Standard Bent Glass in East Butler, PA. First, large sheets of glass are scored into a range of end-use sizes. Then, these ...
ARTICLE & Video

Spandrel Glass

There are a wide range of glasses to choose from to meet the needs of any project. Spandrel glass is one such option. Unlike vision glass, which is meant to be transparent, spandrel glass is designed ...
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Tdw-ISO: Fading Factors

For years, UV light transmittance used to be thought of as the measure of a glazing material's ability to protect furnishings from fading due to sunlight exposure. Now, ISO Damage Weighted ...
ARTICLE & Video

Designing Glass to Resist Wind and Snow Loads

Accommodating for wind and snow is one of the important upfront considerations in the design and specification process. There is a multi-step process that must be undertaken to help ensure the glass ...