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 ...
ARTICLE

Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

The Common Uses of Clear Glass Clear glass is extremely common, and is popular in a variety of architectural design applications. From applications ranging from vision glass to spandrel glass, clear ...
ARTICLE & Slideshow

The Science of Low-E Coatings

As one of the most popular and versatile building materials used today, low-e emissivity (low-e) glass coatings can enable exceptional energy efficiency and aesthetics. But how do they work?
ARTICLE & Slideshow

Why Specify Which Type of Glass?

Choosing the right architectural glass is crucial to a successful project. For more informed decisions in the evaluation, selection and specification of architectural glass, Vitro Architectural 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 & Infographic

Optimal Low-E Coating Placment for Double- and Triple-Glazed IGUs

Achieving optimal performance of solar control low-e glass and passive low-e glass requires proper placement of low-e coatings on the glass surfaces of an insulating glass unit (IGU). Placement ...
ARTICLE

Cost Considerations in Specifying Vitro Architectural Glass

To make more informed decisions in the evaluation, selection and specification of architectural glass products, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) recommends using an installed systems ...
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

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 ...