Education and Resources
A Guardian Industries technical expert has co-authored a new white paper
“Use of Anti-Reflective Glass in Lighting Products,” outlining glass innovations
for lighting. The white paper, by David P. Maikowski, Guardian’s global
product manager for lighting, and Kevin L. Willmorth of Lumenique LLC,
explores how the use of glass lenses with anti-reflective (AR) coatings
can help lighting fixtures become more efficient.
The white paper was written to demonstrate the significant energy and
cost savings achieved when AR glass is used in lighting applications and
compares the use of glass against different substrates commonly used in
lighting products. It notes that the most-effective and value-driven use
of AR coated glass in commercial lighting is in Solid-State Lighting applications
whereby LED and overall fixture count can be reduced, such as sports and
roadway lighting, while still meeting the specified illumination goals.
Finally, the study explores where the balance between cost and delivered
performance produces the most effective result and identifies where the
interaction of optical designs and flat glass lenses create the greatest
need for AR coatings to improve optical performance.
The white paper can be downloaded from Guardian’s website.
Online Library Offers BIM
Viracon’s new Building Information Modeling (BIM) file library, which
allows architects and designers to download Revit files of its glass substrates
and coatings, is now available directly from its website. Site visitors
can download glass products by both reflected color and transmitted color.
The Revit files are also designed to help architects when it comes to
scheduling. With the Viracon files downloaded into the Revit program,
architects can create a project schedule that has glass types, sizes,
quantities and square footages. The schedule can be provided to the glazing
contractor quickly and easily and if the glass type is changed, the schedule
is updated automatically.
Product Info, a Click Away
Pilkington North America’s website now features a redesigned online product
directory. The resource provides a full description of all products, explanations
on how they work, as well as their applications, features and benefits.
All brochures are available for download, and the website includes a full
interactive project references section.
All About Aluminum Windows
St. Cloud Window Inc. has developed a new continuing education course,
“Aluminum Windows: Aesthetics and Performance.” The one-hour course provides
an overview of the aesthetics and performance benefits of aluminum windows
and the strategic role they play in the success of new construction and
The course provides one learning unit upon completion and has been approved
by the following organizations: The American Institute of Architects;
Health Safety & Welfare; American Institute of Building Design; Building
Owners and Managers Institute; Florida Board of Professional Engineers;
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors; National Association
of Remodeling Industry; National Association of Home Builders; Alberta
Association of Architects; Architectural Institute of British Columbia;
Construction Specification Canada; Newfoundland & Labrador Association
of Architects; Ontario Association of Architects; Ordre des Architectes
du Québec; and the Saskatchewan Association of Architects.
The course is offered exclusively through AEC Daily online.
What’s Your Fav?
Got a favorite resource for glass information? Is there a tool you use
frequently for specifications and technical information? What websites
do you turn to again and again? Which companies provide the most helpful
resources and product information? We’d like to know! Let the Architects’
Guide to Glass & Metal know what glass-related tools and resources
you find most helpful. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
about the resources you need when it comes to glazing and we’ll share
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