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RavenWindow Thermochromic Glazing
RavenWindow Thermochromic Glazing
RavenBrick LLC

RavenWindow Thermochromic Glazing
RavenBrick LLC
RavenWindow is a filter that can be added by fabricators to standard insulated glass units (IGUs) and will tint at a certain temperature, reducing glare and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC)—with projects seeing up to 30% energy savings, according to the company. RavenBrick can set the glass temperature at which the tinting occurs—anywhere from 40°F to 120°F, with the typical setpoint being 90°F. When tinted, the window’s energy performance can change dramatically, reducing SHGC by more than 20 points and dropping visible light transmittance (Tvis) from over 30% to 3.5%. The transition from clear to tinted occurs in less than 10 minutes, with the tinted area spreading across the window like an inkblot. The company offers a 10-year warranty through its fabricators, and the design life for the product is 30 years.

SageGlass Electronically Tintable Glazing
SageGlass Electronically Tintable Glazing
SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.

SageGlass Electronically Tintable Glazing
SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.
SAGE Electrochromics manufactures SageGlass, an electronically tintable exterior glazing that blocks solar heat gain while providing glare control and preserving views. SageGlass incorporates durable thin-film ceramic coatings and uses 0.28 W/ft2 to switch the glass from clear to tinted state and 0.1 W/ft2 to maintain a darkened state. Used with typical clear glass to fabricate an insulated unit, the tinting reduces the visible transmittance (Tvis) from 60% to 1%, while reducing the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) from 0.41 to 0.09. The company's triple-pane (Tvis 52% vs. 3%; SHGC 0.38 vs. 0.06), argon-filled and krypton-filled glazings have center-of-glass winter U-factors as low as 0.14 (R-7.1) and 0.12 (R-8.3), respectively. SageGlass can also come with a technology called LightZone, which enables one pane of glass to be tinted to different levels in three sections. SAGE is partnering with window, skylight, and curtainwall manufacturers to produce commercial and residential products that can help save energy while improving occupant comfort and control.

Okalux Insulating Glass Panels
Okalux Insulating Glass Panels
Schott North America, Inc.

Okalux Insulating Glass Panels
Schott North America, Inc.
Okalux light-diffusing glass uses hollow capillary fibers hermetically sealed between sheets of laminated float glass. Distributed in the U.S. by Schott North America, this unique translucent glass prevents glare and shadows yet allows light to shine through while still providing U-factors as low as 0.9 for the company’s Okalux-P glazing (expect higher U-factors for the whole glazing unit). Okalux can be customized to maximize solar heat gain, sound attenuation, and UV protection for use in façades, glass roofs, partitions, and other applications.

Viracon High-Performance and Solar-Control Glazings
Viracon High-Performance and Solar-Control Glazings
Viracon

Viracon High-Performance and Solar-Control Glazings
Viracon
Viracon manufactures a wide range of high-performance insulating glass units (IGUs) for curtainwall applications. IGUs with spectrally selective low-e coatings, argon gas-fill, very high visible light transmission, low SHGC, various tints and colors, and high light-to-solar-gain ratios are available. Both double-glazed and triple-glazed options are available, as are options to minimize bird collisions. Among the most innovative IGU lines are VE, VRE, VNE, and VUE.

PollenTec Window Screen
PollenTec Window Screen
Screens Inc.

PollenTec Window Screen
Screens Inc.
PollenTEC screens are made of spun polyester with a proprietary coating that attracts and traps allergy-causing pollen, preventing it from entering open windows. According to a study cited by the manufacturer, 90%–99% of most pollen types were blocked. Compared to standard screen, PollenTEC screens reduce visibility by 20% and airflow by 40%. (The company does not provide data on how much pollen standard screens filter out.)

SunGuard EC Dynamic Glazing
SunGuard EC Dynamic Glazing
Guardian Industries Corp.

SunGuard EC Dynamic Glazing
Guardian Industries Corp.
SunGuard EC Dynamic Glazing, marketed by Guardian and developed by View, Inc. (formerly Soladigm Technology), is an electronically tintable coating that blocks solar heat gain while providing glare control and preserving views. SunGuard EC is applied to the #2 surface of the IGU (the inner surface of the outer pane of glass), and optional argon-filled IGUs and low-e coatings are available. Depending on the tint level and the configuration of SunGuard EC, VT ranges from 2%–62%, U-factor ranges from 0.24–0.29, and SHGC ranges from 0.07–0.47. Average power consumption of the electronic tinting is 0.03 W/ft2, with peak power consumption of 0.1 W/ft2, and zero power drawn while the system is off.




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Bendheim Channel-Glass Wall Systems
Bendheim Channel-Glass Wall Systems
Bendheim Wall Systems

Bendheim Channel-Glass Wall Systems
Bendheim Wall Systems
Bendheim Wall Systems offers channel glass sytems that can be vertically or horizontally installed in many applications, including storefronts, curtainwalls, and rainscreens. The glass channels range in widths from 9-1/8"–19-5/8" and are available in various textures. The systems can achieve visual transmittance levels of up to 0.72, with SHGC ranging from 0.53–0.66 and U-factors ranging from 0.41–0.52. According to the company, vertical channel glass systems can be lined up side by side, without any interim frame support, in unlimited widths. The horizontal channel systems can be up to 23' wide. Vertical systems are built onsite, while horizontal systems can be pre-assembled, and all systems are custom designed. The frames are available in two finishes: clear anodized or two-coat Arcadia Silver Kynar.

ABC BirdTape
ABC BirdTape
American Bird Conservancy

ABC BirdTape
American Bird Conservancy
The American Bird Conservancy developed BirdTape for preventing bird collisions with residential windows. Because birds cannot see plain glass, up to a billion birds die in window collisions each year, the majority on residential homes. BirdTape is designed to be visible to birds, while allowing light through a window. It is available 3/4" wide, for application in strips 2"-4" apart, and 3" wide to make squares 2"-4" apart. Easily applied and removed, BirdTape will last up to four years. BirdTape is relatively unobtrusive from a visual perspective, but it is affect the aesthetics of the window. It may be best in selective use on windows with known collision problems, especially during spring and fall when songbirds are migrating. BirdTape is made in the U.S.

iWindow Commercial Glass Retrofit
iWindow Commercial Glass Retrofit
Serious Energy

iWindow Commercial Glass Retrofit
Serious Energy
Serious Window’s iWindow is a commercial retrofit window that adds a double-glazed insert to an existing window, improving the full-frame U-factor from 1.2 to 0.25 and center of glass U-factor from 1.0 to 0.14. These inserts can be installed in as little as 20 minutes and incorporate thermal breaks and sealed air space between the existing glass and the iWindow. The glazing can be customized with low-e coatings and films to match climate and building orientation. iWindow can reduce sound transmission by 50%, according to the company, and is available in clear and dark bronze anodized finishes.

Low-E Pyrolytic Glass
Low-E Pyrolytic Glass
AGC Glass Company North America, Inc.

Low-E Pyrolytic Glass
AGC Glass Company North America, Inc.
AGC Flat Glass North America manufactures low-e hard coat (pyrolytic) glass, which is used in several brands of low-e exterior storm windows. Low-e storm windows can move the thermal performance of existing windows close to that of high performance double-glazed windows. GreenSpec has contributed to more research on interior and exterior low-e panels at WindowAttachments.org.

Renovate Triple Glazing System
Renovate Triple Glazing System
JE Berkowitz, LP

Renovate Triple Glazing System
JE Berkowitz, LP
Renovate is a cost-effective window retrofit that turns an existing energy-wasting single-pane monolithic glass window into a sealed, triple-pane unit. Renovate uses a factory-made insulated glazing unit (IGU) with ½" argon-filled space sandwiched between PPG’s Sungate 500 and SolarBan 60 low-e glass. This IGU is attached to the interior of the building’s original pane of glass using a spacer that contains a desiccant, and the entire unit is sealed. The system can improve the center-of-glass U-value of a ¼” single-pane monolithic window from 1.03 to 0.16 using Renovate. This low-cost alternative to removing and installing new IGUs can be installed with minimal disruption to occupants, is available in trim to match the building’s interior, and comes with a ten-year warranty.

Suntuitive Thermochromic Glazing
Suntuitive Thermochromic Glazing
Pleotint, L.L.C

Suntuitive Thermochromic Glazing
Pleotint, L.L.C
Suntuitive, from Pleotint, is a “sunlight-responsive thermochromatic” (SRT) window film that tints in direct sunlight to control the amount of heat, light, and glare allowed into buildings. Suntuitive is laminated between two sheets of glass, and is installed on the exterior pane of an insulated glass unit. When the direct sunlight hits the window, the film heats up and darkens, though it still allows some light through for daylighting. In indirect light, the window cools and becomes clear again, allowing normal light transmission. Suntuitive can be found in glazing offered by PPG.

NanaWall Systems
NanaWall Systems
NanaWall Systems, Inc.

NanaWall Systems
NanaWall Systems, Inc.
NanaWall has built its WA67 high-performance folding glass door system to be efficient enough to meet strict Passive House standards, making larger expanses of glazing an option on even the most efficient buildings. NanaWall achieves this through the use of argon-filled low-e triple glazing and thermal breaks. It has an impressive NFRC-certified U-value of 0.17 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.26. The WA67 system is offered for openings from three to 39 feet with more than 200 exterior aluminum finishes and numerous wood choices for the inside, including FSC-certified wood.

Ornilux Bird Protection Glass
Ornilux Bird Protection Glass
Roeder Windows & Doors

Ornilux Bird Protection Glass
Roeder Windows & Doors
Made by the German company Arnold Glas and distributed in the U.S. by Roeder Windows and Doors, Ornilux glass helps avoid bird/building collisions using a coating that contains a UV-reflective random ("Mikado") pattern that is highly visible to birds yet nearly invisible to humans. About 100 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. through collisions with buildings, the second greatest cause of avian mortality after habitat destruction. Ornilux is available in several different glazing configurations, including insulated glass with a low-emissivity (low-e) coating and argon gas-fill, and a triple-laminated, non-insulated version that is visible to birds from both sides (used for outdoor displays and glass partitions, such as as zoos).




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GlassX Crystal
GlassX Crystal
Greenlite Glass Systems

GlassX Crystal
Greenlite Glass Systems
GlassX glazing combines insulated glazing units (IGUs) that incorporate a combination of plastic prismatic filter, low-e coatings, low-conductivity gas fill, and heat-storing phase-change material (PCM) to provide a U-factor of approximately 0.08 Btu/hr-ft2-F and a heat storage capacity of 376 Btu/ft2. The filter reflects higher-angle sunlight (for high summer sun/south-facing glass) while transmitting low-angle winter sunlight, creating a "passive" solar-control mechanism. An inner IGU is filled with sealed polycarbonate channels that encapsulate a translucent salt-hydrate PCM that stores heat as it changes from solid to liquid (between 79°F–86 °F; 26°C–30°C) and releases it as the PCM cools. Two separate low-e coatings and low-conductivity gas fill in the outer two sealed spaces help to push heat from the PCM inward while slowing outward heat loss. These glazing modules are approximately three inches thick, weigh 19.5 lb/ft2 and have a maximum height and width of 110 and 59 inches, respectively. GlassX is produced in Europe by Saint-Gobain and distributed in North America by GreenLite Glass.




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