low-emissivity glass

low-emissivity glass

A glass that transmits visible light while selectively reflecting the longer wavelengths of radiant heat; made by a coating either the glass itself or the transparent plastic film in the sealed air space of insulating glass. See also: Glass

low-emissivity glass, low-e glass

1. A glass that has a special thin-film metallic or oxide coating which allows short-wavelength energy of the sun to be transmitted into a building, but which prevents long-wavelength energy of the heating systems within the building from escaping to the exterior; thereby conserves heat energy.
2. Same as reflective glass.
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Known for its stunning glass facade and its energy-efficient features, the Zuellig Building is a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified building and has a double-paned, low-emissivity glass curtain wall, which allows natural light to enter in 90 percent of the interior office space, but also repels infrared and ultraviolet radiation to protect those inside from sun damage.
Low-emissivity glass (Low-E) is made to reduce heat transfer and is similar to clear glass.
Green initiatives such as recycling of waste water for hydrophonic gardening, the ubiquitous use of low flow plumbing fixtures, and the installation of low-emissivity glass window panels are among the many features that make us the most environment-friendly hotel in the province of Pampanga,' Patawaran said.
Low-emissivity glass, concrete and metal construction materials routinely block radio frequency (RF) signals, which inevitably results in dropped and missed calls.
The Murano is eco-friendly, enjoys floor-to-ceiling glass walls, video intercom and low-emissivity glass windows.
It spans 60,000 square meters and incorporates green building materials by PPG such as low-VOC coatings and low-emissivity glass.
a major glass manufacturer in Taiwan, recently announced to kick off mass production of its Low-E low-emissivity glass at different production sites, including the one in Taicang (Jiangsu Province) and another in Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China in the first quarter.
Insulating, low-emissivity glass from Guardian Industries mitigates air transfer through the structure to reduce heating and cooling loads and costs.
The cartel concerned flat glass for use in the construction sector (basic float glass, low-emissivity glass, laminated glass and unprocessed mirror glass).
If you are looking for real performance in new windows, then having low-emissivity glass is essential.
Low-emissivity glass in this wall reduces solar gain and blocks ultraviolet rays.
Fitting low-emissivity glass ( such as Pilkington's K glass or SGG Planitherm from Saint-Gobain ( will add just two or three hundred pounds to the bill but significantly reduces heat loss during winter.