The cost of glass in a building is unavoidable, and newer buildings use more glass. However, windows – even double paned insulated windows – are the weak link in a building’s insulation. Everyone talks about saving energy but windows are responsible for a commercial or residential building’s largest energy loss and cause for human discomfort.
The window and heating industries have not been able to solve this problem. Double paned and triple paned window units, ﬁlms, low-e glass, electric baseboard heaters, forced air heaters, and hot water radiant systems are used. However, none of these effectively stops the building heat loss, drafts and discomfort caused by this window energy loss.
Introducing Power*e™ Glass Windows
Power*e™ Glass changes the rules of traditional architecture by creating windows that insulate and heat by increasing the temperature of the entire inside glass pane. Essentially, Power*e™ Glass windows are enhanced industry standard two pane insulated glass units that use a safe low-voltage DC electric current to raise the temperature of the room side glass pane above room temperature.
The beneﬁts of this Power*e™ thermal barrier cannot be overstated.
This thermal barrier means that Power*e™ Glass windows:
• stop building heat loss through the heated Power*e™ Glass
• improve comfort by increasing the radiant heat in the interior space
• use comparable or less power than other conventional heating systems
• reduce the size and need for other heating systems
• enable lower room temperatures by increasing the radiant heat in the interior
• eliminate condensation and fogging on windows
• insulate the interior space against outside heat during warmer months
In August 2007, these benefits were confirmed by independent tests conducted by Kansas State University.
If you are installing windows, why not use windows that do more for you? The Power*e™ Glass windows and units can be placed where needed in exterior or interior locations.
They can be integrated into windows, walls, interior partitions and other architectural products and can be installed into new construction or retrofitted into existing buildings. Made to the customer’s specifications, Power*e™ Glass can be combined with clear, tinted, patterned, opaque or other glass and may be incorporated into industry standard wood, vinyl, fiberglass, metal frames or other custom enclosures.
Contact: Mike Tibbitts , Radiant Glass Industries LLC, 585 Osage Street, Denver,
US-Colorado 80204, 303-534-7926, www.rgiglass.com,