Energy Conservation & Glass Use
The principal contributor to global warming is the emission of Carbon dioxide. This arises primarily from the burning of fossil fuels. Energy conservation must be a major part of any global warming control strategy.
The energy saving properties of solar control glass means that its use in Europe will inevitably increase. Some studies predict that as a result of global warming, Europe will experience higher average ambient temperatures in the future.
Research by the Centre for Energy Studies in France, suggests that unless other steps are taken to increase the energy-efficiency of buildings, the amount of air conditioning in EU buildings could double by the year 2020.
The benefit of Solar Control
glass can therefore be summed up in the phrase 'design freedom'. Whatever the concept it can be realised. If light, transparent facades are desired they can now be achieved without incurring an energy penalty or sacrificing comfort.