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Glass - Low Emissivity


Description

A Low-E coating is a microscopic thin layer of metal or metal oxide deposited on window glass to prevent heat and ultra-violet (UV) rays from passing through the glass.


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

End of Life Tips

  • Usually reused by future occupants. If glazing needs to be replaced, consider recycling glass components.
  • Visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the proper disposal options.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.
  • Energy: Comply with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007
  • Daylight Penetration: Demonstrate through computer simulations that 75% or more of all regularly occupied spaces areas achieve daylight illuminance levels of a minimum of25 footcandle (fc) and a maximum of 500 fc 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 that is at least 75% or more of all the regularly occupied spaces.