Photovoltaic glass units combine the energy efficiency of high-performance windows with the power-generating magic of PVs.
SageGlass electronically tintable skylights allow control of the amount of light and heat that enters a room. Applying a safe, low-DC voltage via a control switch, remote, or automatic timer causes the electrochromic layers on the skylight to darken, and reversing the voltage polarity causes the layers to lighten. The skylights have a whole-unit U-factor of 0.49 and an SHGC of 0.10 when the skylight is dark or 0.47 when it is clear. SageGlass is available in select sizes of model FS and model VSE skylights, which are deck-mounted and have wood frames, as well as in select sizes of the aluminum FCM and wood VCE skylights, which are curb-mounted. The skylights are Energy Star–qualified. 800.888.3589.
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Basement living spaces need all the sunlight they can get. So when Washington design/build contractor Chris Landis' clients asked for an outdoor deck that wouldn't block light into the window wells of their downstairs family room, he came up with a novel solution: a deck with a translucent floor made out of Chroma load-bearing fiberglass panels from 3form. "They let light through to below, like a skylight you can walk on," he says.
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