One-piece shutters are an energy-saving alternative to air conditioners

Some experts even called for banning the use of air-conditioned glass skyscrapers because they claim that cooling buildings in this way will increase carbon emissions. However, if you use the correct solar control glass in combination with integral blinds, then there is no need to use air conditioning at all.
Glass curtain walls are very popular with architects and developers because they let in a lot of natural light, look amazing, and provide beautiful views for building residents. But extra sunlight will also bring extra heat, so it is very important to specify solar control glass, such as Saint-Gobain Glass’s COOL-LITE series, which provides high light transmittance of up to 70% and extremely low solar coefficient of 0.33, blocking 67% solar energy. Combine it with integral shutters, which can be neatly installed in the hollow glass unit, and you will have an excellent sunshade and heat dissipation solution.
Monolithic shutters are ideal for commercial (and residential buildings). The shutters are assembled and permanently sealed in the dust-free double-glazed cavity, which is always as new and does not need to be cleaned. They are hardly noticed until they are activated manually or via remote control. They provide beautiful interiors, reducing clutter and uninterrupted sight lines. They provide maximum privacy, light and sun control. There are also options for Venetian or pleated systems and a variety of color options.
Integral blinds are an innovative product and should be considered when making formal specification decisions during the design stage, because they are relatively expensive to install during the initial window or facade installation.
All in all, the use of solar control glass with built-in shutters can reduce the need for air conditioning, thereby significantly reducing the energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of the building, thereby making the building more environmentally friendly, which helps increase the BREEAM score and improve the overall BREEAM Rating.
Saint-Gobain Glass and Morley Glass also implement a free cullet recycling program, which means that glass can be recycled, helping to transfer thousands of tons of waste glass from landfills. Saint-Gobain Glass uses 40% of the glass that has been used before. The company encourages customers to return unused glass during the manufacturing process, as well as glass returned after consumption, that is, windows, doors or exterior walls are replaced.
Through recycling, the European business of the flat glass industry can save nearly 300,000 metric tons of raw materials each year, thereby avoiding 70,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.


Post time: Nov-17-2021