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Biophilia and Glass: Supporting a Connection to Nature

The growing practice of biophilic design in architecture is all about maintaining a connection to nature and light through a building. Because glass is the most popular transparent building material ...
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What is Embodied Carbon?

The significance of balancing operational and embodied carbon continues to grow.
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VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG)

With unmatched wall-like insulation performance, VacuMax™ VIG by Vitro is where the window becomes the wall.
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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 ...
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The Evolution of Energy Codes

The Codes that Guide the Evolution of Design Energy codes establish the minimum efficiency requirements for both new and renovated buildings. Created and regulated by multiple governing bodies, codes ...
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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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Daylighting with Low-Iron Glasses

Well-daylit interiors boast a range of benefits, such as occupant mood and productivity, a sense of connectivity between spaces, decreased use of artificial light and energy bills, stunning views to ...
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Three Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

The Ever-Shifting Code Despite being immovable, buildings must be incredibly versatile because the standards that influence their design are ever-changing. Continually, architects and designers are ...
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Bird-Friendly Glass

A Partnership Mother Nature Would Approve Of: Award-Winning Bird-Friendly AviProtek® and Solarban® Solar Control Low-e Glass Each year, more than 600 million birds die from collisions with glass in ...
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Short Wave and Long Wave Energy

Understanding the solar energy spectrum is key to understanding glass coatings. Glass coatings affect the way the different parts of the solar spectrum are absorbed into, transmitted through or ...