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Types Of Glazing & Energy Conservation
By: Tulsi Ram Modi
Global warming and constantly increasing pollution is leading to threatening consequences in terms of its effect on our health and our resources as well. The advancement of technology and machinery invented for our comfort and benefits is harming us along with our surroundings.
For example, the heat from air conditioners, noise and other pollutants from industries and much more. Initiatives are required to make a living which is less harming and emphasizing on optimum utilization as well as preservation of natural resources.
Fenestration plays a key role in the architecture. Its impact on the well being of the occupants and on the environment is very crucial. We spend most of our time indoors, whereas its effects on the outside are overwhelming.
Every-time we consume loads of energy in terms of natural resources directly and indirectly. The more the technology advances, higher are its hazardous effects. Therefore, in order to overcome all these ill effects, we need to make efforts for energy conservation, and even the minutest one counts.
In our residential and commercial spaces, fenestration is the most sought after part. The doors and windows are workable parts of the construction for a lifetime. The effect of fenestration products is immense on the occupants, environment around, and on earth and its resources as well.
In order to improve the consequences overall, a lot has been done, and the glazing is one of the key factors that enhances the performance of doors and windows.
Glazing is the arrangement of processed glass panes in the aluminium frame structure. Different types of glazing – can be understood as layers of glass from single to multiple panes – could better the efficiency of the windows and doors.
Glazing is the Arrangement of Processed Glass Panes in the Aluminium Frame Structure
Increased numbers of glass layers can enhance insulation, thermal and acoustic values. Single to multiple layers of glass is also employed to improve energy conservation.
Single Pane – Single layer of glass pane is employed, which aids in maintaining internal temperatures with proper sealing. Although it provides insulation against pollutants such as noise, dust, water and heat, while comparing it to double or triple glazed glasses, it lags behind in the race.
Varying types of glazing used depend on the weather. In India, we face extreme climatic conditions, which makes single glazed fenestration unsuitable.
Double Pane – Double glazed or insulated glass are made by installing two panes of glass in an aluminium frame structure, which later turns to an efficient fenestration product component – be it a door or window.
Glass Windows and Doors are Quite Frequently Chosen for their Aesthetic and Functional Values
Laminated or toughened glass of varying thickness, depending on the requirement, is used for double glazed fenestration’s. Space is created between the two panels for the gas, which is filled to enhance insulation. NHJSDFSD3RT
These days, glass windows and doors are quite frequently chosen for their aesthetic and functional values. Additionally, double glazing in fenestration results in energy conservation tremendously as it insulates effectively, helps maintaining low temperatures inside in summers and hence reduces the cost of air conditioning. Moreover, in winters, it is difficult to maintain warmth inside the building due to lack of proper sealing in traditional doors and windows.
Double glazed or triple glazed glass panes are also helpful in reducing noise pollution within the premises, creating peaceful ambiance. Double glazed fenestration products results in saving energy and also helps in reducing the need for artificial light, hence using natural resources and reducing electricity bills, saving almost 30-40%.
Triple Pane – Triple pane fenestration consist three layers of glass filled with krypton, argon and a combination of gases. Triple pane windows and doors are more energy efficient with enhanced acoustic and thermal values. Moreover, triple pane windows are more suitable for larger windows and doors, especially French windows and doors.
Sandwich Glass – Sandwich glass comprises blinds sealed within the glass panels. The system facilitates motorized or manual operation to mobilize the blinds, hence aiding the interiors from high temperature outside. The advantage of the system allows ease in maintaining the blinds, no cleaning required as these are intact within the glass panels.
Moreover, the system is highly recommended and beneficial for energy conservation as it combats solar heat and hence, helps cut the air conditioning cost, especially for commercial purposes.
Furthermore, energy performance is determined by measuring U value in W/(m2K) depending on the heat lost. The lower the U value the lesser the heat lost, better insulation, thermal and acoustic value.
Tulsi Ram Modi
In India, fenestration requirements are different and the products prevalent in the market needed modification. So, in order to fulfill the need, loads of research and development took place. Tulsi Ram Modi is the name behind all the innovations and motivation behind the company Riddhi Siddhi Innovations (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Tulsi Ram Modi holds an enthralling experience of more than two decades has made his company a stalwart in the aluminium fenestration industry. Alfen, a brand of Riddhi Siddhi Innovations India Private Limited (RSIIPL), is renowned for its product quality, designs, and endurance. For more details, contact: Riddhi Siddhi Innovations (India) Pvt. Ltd., 214-215, Sunny Mart, New Atish Market, JAIPUR – 302020 (Rajasthan) India or visit: www. alfen.in.