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Event Outlook Summer 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

At press time, all of the following events were scheduled to take place. However, these events are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 2021 June 2021 – Virtual Event AIA Conference on Architecture 2021 Sponsored by AIA www.conferenceonarchitecture.com June 7-9 – Live and Virtual (Hybrid) Event International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ […]

New Product Focus Summer 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Glass Solar Power Solarvolt building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass modules by Vitro Architectural Glass can be used to generate clean energy, while also replacing structural materials. The BIPV glass modules can produce CO2-free power, potentially replacing conventional building components such as wall cladding, according to the company. To meet design and environmental performance objectives, Solarvolt BIPV […]

In the Know Summer 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Designing with Decorative Glass: A Look at Product Innovations and Resources for Unique Applications By Ellen Rogers From colorful laminates, to textures, patterns and even printed designs, decorative glass and glazing products continue to offer architects and designers plenty of opportunities to create one-of-a-kind spaces—for both interior as well as exterior applications. To help meet […]

From the Editor Summer 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Design Excellence If there’s one thing we love at the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine, it’s amazing architectural glazing projects. If you’re familiar with our sister publication USGlass magazine you probably know about our annual design awards, which we launched in 2019. This program has continued to grow and we’re excited to now […]

The Push for Energy Efficiency

Jul 29th, 2021

The Role Window Film Plays in Architecture By Tara Taffera Up to $500 Federal Tax Credit Available for Residential Window Film Your residential clients may be eligible for a maximum federal tax credit of up to $500 total, for qualified energy improvements designed to reduce heat loss or gain in their primary homes. Window film […]

Better With Age

Jul 29th, 2021

Glass Coatings Continue to Advance Performance and Possibilities By Ellen Rogers The development of low-E coatings in the 1970s was a game changer for architectural glass. It provided a means to use an abundance of glass while keeping occupants comfortable and without concern of increased energy costs. Glass also became clearer. In the past, it […]

Summer 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Features Better With Age Since the introduction of low-E glass in the 1970s, coatings have continued to advance, helping to improve building envelope performance. Find out what’s trending today and what’s in store for future developments Push for Energy Efficiency What role does window film have to play in architecture? Columns and Departments From the […]

Education and Resources Spring 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Vitro Updates Glass Design Handbook, Releases New Sample Kit Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has updated its Glass Design Handbook, a pocket-sized resource for architects to use when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects. The company also has introduced a new sample kit. Glass Design Handbook Updates to the architectural resource include […]

In the Know Spring 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Understanding U-Factors: Why U-Factors Matter in Hot Climates There is a misconception that U-factor doesn’t need to be a key factor in window design in hot climates. Helen Sanders of Technoform North America, based in Twinsburg, Ohio, says U-factor does matter in these areas, not just in cold climates. Understanding the Misconception “The misconception exists […]

Field Notes Spring 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Looking Ahead By Chuck Knickerbocker As I write this, there’s a fresh coat of snow on the ground and it’s cold. By the time you read this, hopefully the trees are in full bud, and spring is in the air. So, it’s a great time to look at some of the trends that seem to […]

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