In yesterday’s post, we looked at energy efficiency and glass, and how technological advances in glass have given commercial interiors the edge in reducing energy consumption. Today’s post looks at the most recent energy efficiency developments in glass, and how modern coatings like Glassprimer™ glass paint can help conserve energy and improve comfort.
Glassprimer™ glass paint contributes to energy efficiency
In the late 1980s and early 1990’s, new research was aimed at developing dynamic glass – glass that could automatically change tint based on conditions, reduce heat build-up and reduce glare while still providing a high degree of light-transmission. Comfort and convenience were the primary drivers of glass technologies, even though a clear benefit was a reduction in energy consumption. By the mid-1990s, sales of low-e glass hadn’t changed much; if anything, they declined slightly.
Today, energy efficiency is a greater concern, and while low-e glass doesn’t dominate the residential market, more than half of commercial windows are low-e. The need for a significant amount of natural lighting in commercial spaces, combined with mandates to reduce energy consumption drive the commercial low-e market. Low-e glass is now combined with energy-efficient fabrication techniques and new materials and coatings to create highly efficient, highly functional windows.
Specialized glass coatings, like Glassprimer™ glass paint can also contribute to an increase in energy efficiency. Glassprimer™ glass paint offers exceptional UV-protection, which reduces heat build-up, discourages heat loss and resists peeling and fading over time. Glassprimer™ glass paint is also cost-effective. A single gallon of Glassprimer™ glass paint can cover about 265 square feet of glass. The paint can be used to achieve full coverage or partial coverage, and can be used to create a frosted effect.
The nanotechnology that underlies Glassprimer™ glass paint actually modifies the surface of the glass, creating a permanent bond with the glass. Being able to create this bond is key to delivering superior UV-protection and performance, even under the most challenging conditions.
Glassprimer™ glass paint works with any kind of glass. A window coated with Glassprimer™ glass paint will provide UV protection and reduce the build-up of heat while still preserving light transmission.
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