Choosing the right type of glass has long since been a key element to consider when designing or refurbishing a space. The clarity and aesthetic nature of glass is unmatched in its ability to not only provide natural light, but to also create stunning architectural facades.

However, with up to 40 percent of a home’s heating lost, and more than 87 percent of it gained through windows alone; the thermal performance in glass is a crucial element to consider when cutting down on energy costs and consumption.

The right type of glass possesses the unique ability to retain heat in the winter, all the while ensuring that your home is also kept cool in the warmer months.

But with Australia’s widely diverse and varying climate, it can be both difficult and time consuming to select the right type of glass for the application.

A new white paper from Glassworks examines how windows, doors and skylights gain and lose heat and how the specification of the correct type of performance glass on a project can help improve a building’s energy efficiency as well as significantly increasing comfort and health benefits for building occupants.

The paper also explores the rising popularity of low-e (low-emissivity) glass and the relationship between low-e glass and energy efficiency.

Click here to download the white paper.

Glassworks is an Australian owned glass processing operation that manufacturers and sources quality glass products for commercial and residential applications. Committed to innovation in design and glass that contributes to a building’s overall sustainability, Glassworks utilises the best technology and machinery from around the world to provide innovative, customised glass solutions.