Glass today, has become an integral part of modern day architecture. Using glass in a building instantly adds a touch of modernity to the living space. It not only gives the designers the choice of finish & a manifestation to their design aspirations, but also a wonderful chance to participate with the outside world. Glass, in fact, is the only building material which can not only give see-through properties but also the desired structural strength to be used in facades.

Glass ensures that the building gets ample natural light – making interiors look brighter and livelier reducing the need for artificial lighting and saving energy, or in other words, reducing the electricity bill. Ample light inside the home makes spaces look more spacious and roomy, an important factor to consider given today‘s shrinking living spaces in urban areas.

These Energy Efficient Glasses provide the benefit of reducing the heat gain in buildings due to its excellent energy saving properties without compromising on the natural light coming inside the building or the brilliant aesthetics that add value to the façade. And in winter, they ensure solar gain. So that no matter what the season, people inside stay comfortable at all times. Using energy-efficient glass also helps in ensuring that the interiors – and the occupants of the home – feel more comfortable. Ideal for solar and thermal insulating parameters, these glasses combine aesthetics with environmental sensibility and conform to all International and National Green Standards, making it the natural choice as a Green Building solution. Performance parameters of glasses like Visual Light Transmission, Solar Factor, U-Value and Internal Reflection make buildings more efficient and ecologically viable.

Energy efficient glasses, when used properly can reduce the total energy consumption by anywhere between 8~10% of the total energy consumed & hence the accrued benefits of using these glasses keep growing over the years. Furthermore, it is not just the recurring savings but also the reduction in the capex because of the lower energy loads required for conditioning the building. Typically the heat gained/lost through Glazing in a normal building in India is anywhere between 40~50% and using the right type of glass can bring down the energy consumption by 30~40% (only Glazing). The incremental cost for the high performance glazing can be recovered in a time span of 3~4 years.

Illustration (Cost Benefit Analysis): 

Note:

  • The above mentioned rates are assumptions used for energy and payback calculations only.
  • However the market rate will differ and include taxes and wastage charges.
  • HP refers to High Performance Glass

Post the detailed Building Analysis on Energy Performance and comparing with a base case, it is very clear  that HP 4is performing best with a payback period of 7.4 months and 67 % energy saving.

Until a few years back energy efficiency was neither a practice nor a fad in the country. However with the launch of the Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC), concurrently accompanied by the gain in popularity of the Green Building practices, users alike, builders & architects started looking at ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

So no matter which perspective you look at it from – aesthetics, modernity, elegance, adding a sense of space to interiors and of course, monetary savings – making homes energy efficient with glass makes perfect sense.

Source Asahi India

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Smart Glass Market Growth will be driven by rising Global Energy Consumptions

By 2020 Global demand for High performance glass is set to rise as with the current trend & scenario with rising Environmental Issues in the Country. On one hand we want to build smart cities but on other hand existing Metros have very poor Air Quality.

Optimal Energy Savings is driving the smart glass market in the Commercial sector with few developers realizing the need of the country to save energy consumption for the occupied premises & save the Country’s Environment.

Despite high Energy cost the energy supply demand Gap is increasing. Switching to smart Glass for Government Building, Commercial Complex, and Residential Buildings, Schools, Hotels & even Shop fronts will optimize the consumptions.

Today’s smart glass helps a developer to achive more Light in & block the heat to largest extent.

Benefits of Smart Glass

  • Less Heat coming inside thereby increasing efficiency of the Building.
  • Saves Money on day to day Electricity consumptions.
  • More Light Entering helping in daylight planning.
  • Very Less Payback period against the initial capital investments.
  • Blocks UV rays thereby not fading the interiors like Curtains, Paints & furniture of the occupants.
  • Increases efficiency of the Façade on long term basis.

 

 

 

  Current Options in Efficient Glass Category

The current range available in the country for Energy Efficient Glasses from Manufacturers like Asahi are Brook Series with Blue, green & clear option with better Light transmittance & low Solar factors.

Saint Goban provides Coolite Series, Evo series, Nano Series & various other combinations of advanced products.

Pilkington offers glasses which are imported from its various manufacturing locations across North America, Europe, Middle East, South America. Pilkington Eclipse Advantage, Solar E & Solar E plus are effective in Single & double forms.

Currently Guardian being 4th Aggressive player offering SunGuard Solar Series, High performance series & high selective series from their respective plants across the globe.

With this various options available which can be easily Tempered, Double Glazed, laminated from processors across India.

 

Conclusion

One has to know that using a Energy Efficient Glass on their project, One not only reduced the consumption of Electricity but also is part of global Environment Policy as an Individual participant to save Earth.

 

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Info@glazingshopee.com

Whatsapp on 09324789080 your Requirement we can help you build a efficient façade.

 Source – AIS, Saint gobain , Pilkington & Guardian Catalogue.
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