This course will discuss the benefits of specifying high-performance architectural glass to improve the energy efficiency of buildings while reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. An understanding of solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures, in addition to the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and magnetron sputter vacuum disposition low e-coating. The course will help learners to differentiate between passive and solar control low-e coatings and different glass performance measures. Finally, the course will analyze how low-e coatings can improve energy efficiency and assist with earning LEED credit contributions.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how the solar energy spectrum impacts specifications for low-e glass.
  • Identify the common glass performance measurements, such as visual light transmittance, solar heat gain coefficient, winter nighttime u-value, and light to solar gain.
  • Compare and contrast the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and magnetron sputter vacuum disposition (MSVD) low e-coatings.
  • Differentiate between passive and solar control low-e coatings and different glass performance measures.
  • Analyze commercial energy usage, and how low-e coatings can improve energy efficiency and help learn LEED® credit contributions.