Bigger Windows, More Glass: Efficient, Safe and Inspiring
C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor
1.0 AIA LU/HSW
Thanks to data and analytics used routinely today to model and predict building performance, new and remarkably subtle approaches are being used to create facades and interior glass assemblies that allow more visible light transmission (VT) while reducing undesirable heating by direct sunlight, measured as solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), or energy losses caused by radiating energy (emissivity) and direct conduction.