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Fiberglass


Description

Fiberglass glazing is typically only used for skylights and other specialty applications. Fiberglass glazing has excellent thermal properties and is extremely durable. Fiberglass may cost more than standard glass and may turn yellow over time.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use deionized water or a mixture of water and vinegar to clean windows
  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Energy: Comply with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010.
    • BD+C EA: Minimum Energy Performance
  • Daylight Penetration: Demonstrate through computer simulations that 75% or more of all regularly occupied areas (for LEED BD+C and ID+C; 50% for O+M) achieve daylight illuminance levels of a minimum of 300 lux and a maximum of 3,000 lux in a clear sky condition on September 21 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. OR use a combination of side-lighting and/or top-lighting to achieve a total daylighting zone for the same percent of all the regularly occupied spaces.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Daylight
    • O+M EQ: Daylight and Quality Views