Volume 47, Issue 11 - November 2012
Launched in 2002 and held this year in San Francisco, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo continues to gather experts, industry leaders and frontline professionals to what’s been dubbed the world’s largest, sustainable building conference. When it comes to glass and glazing products, many are designed to meet the high-performance, energy-efficiency needs and demands of today’s commercial architecture.
Greenbuild attendees take a green view through the latest glazing products, leading technology and devices from a multitude of exhibitors. Take a look here for what some of those green-minded companies are displaying.
Technoform Bautec - Booth 3164:
According to the company, the product’s composition allows
aluminum fenestration and curtainwall manufacturers to provide thermal
performance and structural integrity for design flexibility and increased
life of fenestration products.
Azon – Booth 315S:
Manufactures can utilize the Warm-Light spacer for their
insulating glass air spacer needs. Azon specializes in fenestration-assembly
technology through the structural polyurethane pour and debridge-type
thermal barriers in framing.
Guardian Industries - Booth 1301S:
The company also is showcasing its ClimaGuard line for residential windows in various climates. This series includes, ClimaGuard 62/27, which offers low solar heat gain and abundant light. Likewise, ClimaGuard IS increases insulation value of low-E windows and ClimaGuard 80/70 was designed to take advantage of passive solar heat in cold, northern climates, conserving energy by insulating against heat loss.
The newest addition to the Guardian ClimaGuard family is
HiLightR 802, which combines the efficiency of ClimaGuard 80/70 low-E
glass with the insulating qualities of ClimaGuard IS-20. yyä
Quanex - Booth #3153N:
Zola Windows – Booth #222S:
PPG Industries – Booth 1827S: A Distinct Finish
Duranar coatings are available in liquid and powder formulations, each offering unique performance characteristics. Liquid Duranar coatings offer appearance features including mica and metallic effects, and a smooth application. Powder Duranar coatings can be used for applications requiring hard abrasion- and scratch-resistant finishes. Made without solvents, Duranar powder coatings emit virtually no volatile organic compounds, according to the company.
In addition, PPG will feature its Ultra Cool coatings line,
which now includes Duranar Ultra-Cool coatings and Durastar SMP Ultra-Cool
coatings. Ultra-Cool coatings are a silicone-modified polyester alternative
to Duranar Ultra-Cool coatings, which are based on a 70-percent fluoropolymer
Kawneer and Traco – Booth 1713S:
The Trifab 601 series framing system combines a 6-inch depth with thermal performance to deliver flexible options for a range of building applications. This new series provides three thermal levels: the non-thermal Trifab 601, the single thermal break Trifab 601T and the dual thermal break 601UT to bridge the gap between traditional framing systems and low-rise curtainwalls. According to Kawneer, the Trifab 601 series also allows building owners to take advantage of tax credit incentive programs and energy-efficient certifications, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
In addition, Traco is introducing its NX-4000 series thermal
window, a projecting window with the look of a hung window. This product
features Traco’s NexGen thermal barrier system, NexGen Energy Spacer,
one-inch insulating glass and was tested to a design pressure of 80 psf
and water performance level of 15 psf.
Rehau – Booth #1026:
Geneo also features a patented, integrated reinforcement
system, with screw channels and additional lateral stiffening that ensure
a high degree of strength at all critical points of the system. The Geneo
window system is available in a range of environmental- and weather-resistant
colors and a variety of window styles and shapes.
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