The California Energy Commission’s Title 24 Building Standards, known simply as Title 24, have saved Californians more than $74 billion in reduced electricity bills since 1977. Even as the state’s population rapidly grew, these energy-saving standards have successfully helped keep California’s per capita electricity use flat over the last 40 years, while the rest of the country’s use increased
We look through glass every day, but rarely think about where it comes from. Today, we’d like to share a little info about how glass is made.
Glass makes for great outdoor views, whether it is falling snow or summer fun. Unfortunately, windows made with old, inefficient glass can make you pay for those views, allowing up to 30 percent of the furnace heat or air-conditioning you pay for to escape from your home. That is literally like throwing money out the window!
One of the questions that we often get asked is how the Suntuitive interlayer is incorporated into windows. Our response is it gets laminated to glass that is then fabricated into an insulating glass unit (IGU). From there, the IGU is installed just like any conventional window system. This leads to the next question: “What is laminated glass?”
Dynamic glass is all the rage in the glass industry, and for good reason. Not only can dynamic glass cut energy use and save money, it can also make living and working spaces more comfortable.
Have you ever looked out of a window and wondered if there was a better way to control solar heat gain, glare, and sunlight, rather than installing permanently tinted glass or blinds? Dynamic glass is the answer.