Low Emissivity Glass
With increasing environmental awareness, more emphasis is now being placed on ways to save energy in any building, domestic or commercial. In recent years, new regulations have been introduced specifying minimum requirements for energy efficiency. Glass can play an important role in this. Heat loss is normally measured by the thermal transmittance or U value, usually expressed in W/m2K. In its most basic terms, the lower the U value, the greater the thermal insulation. Insulating Glass Units incorporating low emissivity glass can significantly improve the Thermal Insulation values.
Features and Benefits
We offer two types of Low-E glass, and both offer a number of common benefits:
- Reduced heat loss to save energy and maintain a comfortable environment at lower thermostat settings
- Reduced cold spots and downdraughts near windows, improving both comfort and usable floor space
- Increased inner glass surface temperatures, reducing internal condensation as ordinary Insulating Glass Units, no specific sealant necessary
- Reduced capital and running costs of heating and air conditioning systems