Solar Energy - Pilkington

Solar energy panels offer alternative solutions to a range of energy requirements, from small scale domestic applications to large scale solar power stations, from cloudy northern rooftops to hot sunny deserts. Solar glass is an integral and important element of these solar panels. Our range of solar glass products is designed and optimised to suit the requirements of various solar technologies with properties such as high solar energy transmittance, strength and durability, as well as ...

Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar Energy Solar Control Reduces solar heat gain and offers high levels of natural light to provide comfortable and pleasant environments in which to live and work.

Cutting costs and keeping cool: solar control solutions

A recent National Energy Foundation report, indicated that 8.7 per cent of the overall energy used in UK homes can be saved if energy-efficient glass is installed. With energy prices having outstripped inflation in recent years and rises set to continue, investment in better performing glass could pay itself off many times over throughout the 20-plus-year lifespan of a typical window.

Solar control glazing – the key to reducing CO2 emissions?

In a recent issue of Glass and Glazing Products, our project specification manager, Tim Fagg, explores how solar control glazing can help to tackle CO 2 emissions…. With demand for commercial and domestic buildings to be both comfortable and productive places to live and work, it’s no surprise that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are considered a must in most ...

Glass Times – Energy efficiency supplement

Cutting costs and keeping cool: solar control solutions Energy efficiency is a hot topic all year round, but it’s not all about keeping a building warm. As summer approaches and temperatures increase, the attention of many building owners turns to reducing temperatures and keeping a building and its occupants cool.

Traditional Sash Windows Modern Energy Performance

Solar Energy. NSG TEC ... but they are also well known for their poor energy performance. This was the challenge facing St Gerard’s school, a Catholic co-educational school in Bray, County Wicklow, near Dublin.

Energy Leaks and Solutions - Pilkington

Pilkington energiKare™ energy efficient glazing can play an important role in preventing the common home energy leaks that were highlighted by the scientists at Salford University.The beauty of the Pilkington energiKare™ range lies in the fact that it is suitable for a broad range of installations from older traditional styled properties to modern day buildings.

Will retrofit incentives boost energy efficiency in the UK?

As part of its drive for a more sustainable built environment, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is keen to boost energy efficiency by increasing the demand for retrofit measures. With this in mind, they’ve released a report that identifies a set of promising options that look to encourage a wider uptake of energy efficiency measures.

Window Energy Ratings

Window Energy Ratings The Window Energy Rating (WER) tells you how energy-efficient your windows are. The rating system is based on a scale of E to A++, with A++ windows being the most energy-efficient. The scheme is similar to those seen on household appliances, white goods and light bulbs. Benefits of installing energy rated windows: