Guardian Introduces New Low-E Glass Coating
Guardian Industries Corp. recently announced the introduction
of SunGuard® SuperNeutral 54 (SN 54), a new low-E coating for
commercial glass that features a neutral appearance, solar control
and significant energy savings.
"SN 54 fills a void in the marketplace," said Chris Dolan,
Guardian's director of commercial glass products. "The neutral
appearance, which is similar to standard float glass, coupled with
an extremely low solar heat gain differentiates this product from
other options currently available to the design community."
SN 54 coating will help architects and designers earn Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit in multiple categories,
including energy savings and daylighting. In fact, an independent
study by engineering company Enermodal Engineering Inc., found that
SN 54 offered substantial savings in building construction and ongoing
energy costs -- as much as $2 to $4 per square foot of glazing,
when compared to traditional high-performance low-E glass.
"One challenge architects and designers face is that some glass
products transmit so much light that the result may be excessive
glare inside the building," said Dolan. "SN 54 lowers
interior glare by allowing the right amount of light in, enabling
architects to balance their desire for natural light with the reality
of occupants who need to see their computer monitors."
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