Architectural Glass

Virginia Air and Space Center
Hampton, Virginia

Glass is the most common and least understood material in the construction industry.

Selecting glass is one of the most important and far-reaching decisions in a commercial project. The choice impacts human comfort, energy efficiency, productivity and overall design aesthetics. It also affects mechanical HVAC design and loads, daylighting, interior condensation control, ultraviolet fading and sound control.

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The Alpenglass family of high performance insulated glass products offers solutions to all glazing design challenges such as climate, elevation and application with unparalleled flexibility.

These high-performance products address the five principal glazing design challenges:

  • Balancing winter comfort and heating load vs. summer comfort and cooling load
  • Natural lighting
  • Condensation control
  • Ultraviolet fading control
  • Appearance and reflectivity

With Alpenglass you can environmentally tune a building or storefront. You can also simultaneously optimize daylight transmittance and address solar gain concerns by using the appropriate spectrally selective films.

One of the most powerful uses of this technology is utilizing multiple Alpenglass types to meet specific design criteria.