The system was developed to accept high-performance glazing
(double and triple), up to a maximum thickness of 45 mm and 450 kg of weight per sliding panel.
The building includes sustainable elements such as LED lighting and state-of-the-art VRF heating and cooling system for decreased energy use, as well as high-performance glazing
for decreased load on building systems.
The facade includes high-performance glazing
and metal panel accents that also relate to the adjacent commercial facilities.
Among the features of the new building that assist in increased energy use efficiency and all-round environmental sustainability include: High-performance glazing
to manage exterior heat, energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, energy-savings through lighting control using motion detectors and daylight sensing technology, water-use reduction through installation of low flow fixtures, a scientific waste management plan, and use of reused, recycled, regional, natural materials in finishes and furniture.
Among the features of the new building that assist in increased energy use efficiency and all-round environmental sustainability include high-performance glazing
to manage exterior heat, energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, energy-savings through lighting control using motion detectors and daylight sensing technology, etc.
The building also uses what GBK calls a high-performance glazing
system to maintain optimal temperatures and reduce the sun's glare.
The core approach is to specify high-performance glazing
that acts as a selective and active filter for energy flows," Selkowitz says.
Arup's design for the courthouse meets building requirements for the next 30 years and incorporates sustainable features such as narrow floor plates to optimize natural daylight and high-performance glazing
and exterior shading to reduce solar heat gains.
com)-- So when Rottne Industry AB needed a high-performance glazing
material for the windshields and windows of its harvesters and forwarders, it turned to SABIC's Innovative Plastics business for support.
The simulations show that adding insulation in the roof and replacing windows by high-performance glazing
(that are the most common upgrades made by home owners) allow to significantly improve the energy performance of buildings (up to 40% in comparison with a noninsulated house).
Windows will be high-performance glazing
to cut energy consumption, and the HVAC and other mechanical systems will provide 30 percent more energy efficiency than standard systems.
The new structures will use sustainable design strategies, including optimum building orientation, indigenous landscaping, locally produced building materials with a high level of recycled content, and high-performance glazing
and HVAC systems.