The search for greater transparency in buildings characterizes the current architectural scenario: the use of glass is more and more common in both the design of new buildings and for renovation. However, the design of the transparent part of the building envelope is critical to the achievement of efficiency and sustainability. There are several research companies that aim to improve the energy performance especially of the glass. Today there is a wide range of products capable of providing different solutions, depending on the aesthetic and technical requirements of the structure in question. The aim of this article is to provide a clear overview of the possibilities of the transparent materials, their properties, their performances in relation to different climatic zones and their limits, to prevent negative effects in the design choices both in economic terms and in energy terms.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Artificial Intelligence
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering