While windows have long been used in building design for daylighting and ventilation, historically, windows have not been considered critical to accomplishing high whole-building energy performance. Windows in commercial structures are often the single largest source of unwanted heat and cooling energy loss and discomfort. In commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, high performance glazing systems can serve as a lynch pin to high performance building envelopes and have the potential to reduce lighting and HVAC costs (according to the National Institute of Building Sciences), depending on geography, building load, and unique building characteristics.
Our commercial SeriousWindows and SeriousGlass architectural glazing products are designed for maximum solar control while maintaining or increasing natural daylight – to create economical facades. We work with architects and design partners to build or retrofit commercial structures that are energy-efficient – while enabling the most architectural freedom to include more glass into design.
Contact our specialists to help identify and meet your new construction or retrofit building design and performance goals: control heat gains and losses, visible light transmittance, solar control, thermal comfort, condensation control, UV control, daylighting and energy requirements.