Conservation of Fuel and Power
The requirements for the conservation of fuel and power are covered by Part F of the Northern Ireland Building Regulations. As in other parts of the UK, Part F in effect requires all windows in new buildings, and all replacement windows in existing buildings, to achieve standards of energy efficiency which mean that low emissivity glass (low E) will be necessary in virtually every situation.
Solutions to meet the requirements of building regulations include the Pilkington Optitherm™ and Pilkington K Glass™ ranges of low emissivity glass that can be combined with Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass and Pilkington Optiphon™ to give a broad choice of thermal and other properties. Particularly for non-dwellings, Pilkington Suncool™ is a range of solar control glass products that combine low emissivity glass, low U values with solar control with neutral appearance.
A recent innovation in energy efficiency is Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage which can provide triple glazing performance in a double glazing.
To view details of the full Pilkington range of Thermal Insulation glass to help you meet the new Part L regulations please here.