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At Viracon. P H OTOGRAPH ER : HORST KIECHLE /E MPOR IS . and allows glass products and services sourced from Viracon to be visibly better. Kelly Schuller President P A RK V ENTURES ECO P LE X LO CATION : BANG KOK. We hope you find this product guide to be a helpful resource. Our unique position as both a glass coatings and glass fabrication leader reduces your risk. increases your design flexibility. we strive to set the industry standard for finished product quality in the widest variety of customizable options that you can find in North America. T HAIL AND G LASS TYP E : V W LE 19-4 7. We package our products with extremely deep technical expertise derived from our work on many of the world’s most distinctive commercial buildings over the last several decades. Warm regards. LTD. VLE 19-47 AR CH ITE CT: PALM ER T URN E R (Th ail and ). G LAZ IN G C ONTRACTOR: YH S I NT ERNAT IONA L LTD. Please contact our architectural design team at 800. We would be very grateful for the opportunity to support you on your next project.533.L ETTER TO OUR VA L UED P ARTNERS Thank you very much for your interest in Viracon’s architectural glass products and services.2080 to learn more.

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the Apogee RITZ . All four facilities fabricate high-performance glass products as an international company of Apogee Enterprises. Our commitment to providing glass solutions within budget and on time ensures you will successfully meet and exceed your client’s needs. widest variety of customized architectural glass solutions for the creation of distinctive commercial buildings around the world. professional services. distributor and installer of value-added glass products and systems.G REAT B UI L DIN G S DESERVE G REAT G L ASS . From imaginative aesthetics to strict performance requirements and critical budget demands Viracon can help you meet your project objectives. Georgia. CANADA G LASS T YP E: VNE 1-63 ARCHITE CT: KOHN P EDE RS EN FOX ASSO CIATE S. Apogee is a leading fabricator. Architects and glazing contractors throughout the world turn to Viracon every day for innovative design solutions. For more than 40 years we’ve built a reputation as a single source architectural glass fabricator you can rely on. Our success is the direct result of our customer’s success and is proudly reflected in the many great buildings Viracon has been part of. St. George. Inc. Utah. and Nazare Paulista/SP. ONTAR I O.C A RLTON TORONTO LO CATION : TORONTO. proven products. and trusted advice. Headquartered in Minneapolis. Minnesota and has facilities in Statesboro. . PAG E + ST EELE G LA ZIN G C ONTRACTOR: SOTA GL AZI NG I N C. About Viracon Viracon is based in Owatonna. Mission Statement We deliver the highest quality. P H OTOGRA PHER : S HAI G IL PH OTOGRAP HY stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol APOG. The extraordinary vision you embrace for each of your projects deserves only the highest quality of architectural glass available. Brazil.

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How to turn ordinary glass into extraordinary glass. VE1-2M. CHILDREN’S OF ALABAMA 035 NOTCHES 036 Edg e Work VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 005 . ALABAMA GLASS TY PE : VRE1-46. VANCEVA AR CHITE CT: KOO AND ASSOCIATES GLAZ ING C ONTRACTOR : TRAINOR GLASS COMPANY P HOTOGRAPH ER: PADGETT AND COMPANY 028 Digita lDistinctions TM 030 HEAT T reatment 032 HO LES B E N J A M I N R U S S E LL H O S P I T A L F O R C H I LD R E N ( P R E V I O U S ) LOCATION : BIRMINGHAM. I llinois GLASS TY PE: INSULATING LAMINATED (CLEAR). IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GIATTINA AYCOCK ST U D I O GLAZ ING CONTRACTOR: PHYSICAL SECURITY LLC P H OTOGRAPHER : DENISE MCGILL. VE1-52 ARCHITE CT: HKS INC.. C OM P ONENTS & ENHANC E MENTS HIG H LIG HTS 006 V iracon nomenc latu re 007 glass sub strates 010 hi gh per formance coating s 014 span dre l Gl ass 018 SILK-SCREEN t h e wit LOCATION : C hicago.

In our nomenclature. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0. Interior Glass Ply: 1/4” Clear Heat Strengthened a. Winter U-Value: 0. Coating: VE-85 on #2 Surface c. Exterior Glass Ply: 1/4” Clear Heat Strengthened b. Performance Requirements 006 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . Within each family. a. Exterior (Vis-Out) Reflectance: 12% c. Visible Light Transmittance: 76% b.54 g. it is important to include the Viracon nomenclature along with an outline including each component of the glass unit.COMPONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS OVERVIEW V IRA C ON NO M EN C LATURE Viracon utilizes an alphanumeric code for each coated glass product. The code designates the coating as well as the glass substrate the coating is applied to. this is represented by the number following the dash. the coatings available have varying degrees of light transmittance. air filled d. In this example. Shading Coefficient: 0. The first portion of the code represents the coating family. Silicone: black e. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: 1. Coating Type Low-E Re ective Viracon Coating Family VE 85 2M 48 45 42 VRE 59 54 46 38 VUE 50 40 30 NEW VNE 63 VLE 70 57 51 47 39 VS 08 14 20 VP 13 18 22 Nominal light transmittance available within each family Example SPECIFICATION 1. In a specification.29 e.41 R eference 08 80 00 Recommended Specification on pages 111-123. This nomenclature is meant to aid in specifying our fabricated glass products however it is not enough on its own to clearly identify the full glass unit. 1” VE1-85 Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon.31 d. Space: 1/2” aluminum. black.63 f.  2. VE-85 is the coating and VE1-85 is the VE-85 coating applied to clear glass. Summer U-Value: 0. Coating Type VE Outboard Glass Substrate 1 Transmittance of Coating - 85 The number between the Viracon coating family and the nominal light transmittance of the coating is the color of glass the coating is applied to.

please check with Viracon for availability. Viracon’s glass substrate offering includes clear glass. Due to their unique characteristics. In applications where designers wish to reduce the green. Each substrate is available in a variety of thicknesses and can have Viracon’s reflective or Low-E coatings applied. The specific glass substrate needed for a given project is typically dictated by a required solar performance or a desired appearance. the green hue is reduced. 24=Optiwhite™ (low iron) 26=Solarblue™ 27=Pacifica™ 28=Twilight Green™ 12=Atlantica™ 13=Starphire™ (low iron) 15=UltraWhite™ (low iron) 19=CrystalGray™ GLASS SUBSTRATE THICKNESS All glass substrates are available 1/4” (6mm) thick. low iron glass is often specified in place of clear glass. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 007 . With this reduction in iron content. For tinted substrates. tinted and low iron. Clear is the most commonly specified glass substrate and has a slight green tint. tinted glass has the added benefit of improving performance.GL A S S S UB S T R A T E S GLASS SU B STRATES Glass substrates are the individual plies of glass used to fabricate glass units and may also be referred to as float glass. specialty substrates or other thicknesses of clear or low iron glass substrates. In addition to providing a specific appearance. 5/16” (8mm) and 3/8” (10mm). specialty glass substrates cannot be combined with Viracon’s reflective or Low-E coatings. Glass substrate options include clear. raw glass or glass lites. three low iron glass substrates and a variety of tinted glass options. 6=Blue Green 7=Azuria™ 8=EverGreen™ 11=Arctic Blue™ 1=Clear 2=Green 3=Gray 4=Bronze A V AILA B LE C OLORS Tinted glass is available in an assortment of colors and light transmission levels. Clear and each of the low iron substrates are also available in thicknesses of 3/16” (5mm). Low iron is a type of float glass manufactured with less iron than standard clear glass. Viracon also offers a few specialty glass substrates which have been developed for limited use in specific applications.

ken d a l l s q u are l a b orator y . Contact Viracon for more information about these specialty glass substrates.RE F LE C TI V E GLASS This specialty glass substrate has 5% exterior reflectance. O P TI V IEW ANTI . sota glazing inc. When specifying a specialty glass substrate.2m with v1 0 8 5 simulated acid etch / / ARC HITECT: co architects GLA ZING C ONTRACTOR: karas & K aras glass co. b u i l d in g b LOCATION : cambridge . When compared to clear glass with 8% exterior reflectance.GL A S S S UB S T R A T E S s p e c i a lt y g l a s s s u b s t r at e s Viracon’s specialty glass substrates are not available with a Viracon coating applied so they are not given a numerical code. . Viracon offers a simulated acid etched glass for applications where a reflective or Low-E coating is desired. the full substrate name should be included in the specification. V ELOUR A C ID ET C H ED GLASS For a translucent appearance in an application where solar performance requirements are minimal. / / P HOTOGRAP HER: peter vanderwarker 008 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . massachusetts // GLASS TYPE : ve1 . linel. OptiView is a practical choice for retail storefronts or other applications where minimizing exterior reflectance is a necessity. OptiView can also be laminated with the anti-reflective surfaces facing outward to provide a glass unit with 2% exterior and 2% interior reflectance. This specialty substrate has a single acid etched surface which can be used for interior or exterior applications. Viracon offers an acid etched glass substrate. Velour acid etched glass cannot be used in a glass unit with a coating.

it is important to specify the specific glass substrate for each ply. VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 57% 0. When a tinted glass substrate is selected typically only one ply of the fabricated glass unit is tinted while the other ply remains clear.37 VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 009 . Since there is no airspace to keep the heat absorbed by the tinted exterior ply from re-radiating into the building.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VRE1-54/green insulating 1/4” (6mm) clear with VRE-54 #2 1/2” (13.24 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0.96 0.44 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 57% 0.27 0. The tinted ply should be placed to the exterior to reduce solar heat gain. This improvement happens when the clear coated outboard with high solar reflectance is placed in front of the tinted glass. VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0.30 0. the solar heat gain can be improved by moving the tinted ply to the inboard.87 0.30 0.060 clear PVB 1/4" (6mm) clear 9/16" VLE1-70/green LAMINATED 1/4” (6mm) clear with VLE-70 #2 .29 9/16" VLE2-70 LAMINATED 1/4" (6mm) green with VLE-70 #2 .2mm) airspace 1/4” (6mm) green i n s u l at i n g g l a s s In units with multiple glass plies.GL A S S S UB S T R A T E S G l a s s S u b s t r at e Lo c at i o n 1" VRE2-54 insulating 1/4" (6mm) green with VRE-54 #2 1/2" (13.96 0.27 0.87 0.060” Clear PVB 1/4” (6mm) green l a m i n at e d g l a s s One exception is laminated glass.

The first coatings utilized on building facades were reflective coatings which provide a mirror-like appearance and reduce solar heat gain by reflecting the sun’s energy away from the building.H I G H P E R FO R M A N C E C O AT I N G S h i g h p e r f o r m a n c e c o at i n g s C o at i n g lo c at i o n Coatings are thin layers of metal applied to glass to improve solar performance. the most popular coatings applied to glass are low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings. Today. The specific coating needed for a given project is typically dictated by a required solar performance or a desired appearance. In addition. Coatings with low-emissivity properties have low heat transfer properties and offer higher light transmission than traditional reflective coatings. Viracon offers a broad selection of both reflective and Low-E coatings. a silk-screen pattern can be applied to the same surface as the coating for excellent solar performance and appearance. Our coatings can be applied to clear or tinted glass substrates. COATIN G ON #2 SU RFACE ins ul ating 010 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS .

Each ply of glass has two surfaces. The surface to the exterior of the building is referred to as surface #1. NEW For increased improvement in center of glass u-value performance. the best solar performance is achieved when the coating is applied to the #2 surface. For glass units with multiple glass plies. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 011 . In a typical 1” insulating unit.H I G H P E R FO R M A N C E C O AT I N G S s u r fa c e d e s i g n at i o n When describing glass products there are industry standard recommended surface designations. our new RoomSide™ Low-E is a coating offered on the interior glass surface (the room-side) of an insulating unit. the back of this glass ply is surface #2. therefore Viracon coatings are located on the #2 surface. #3 #3 #1 #4 #5 #2 #2 #2 #1 #4 #1 #3 #4 #5 #6 #6 insul atin g ins ulatin g laminate d trip le ins ulatin g For cooling dominated buildings. the RoomSide™ Low-E coating would be on the #4 surface (interior glass surface) in addition to a Viracon high-performance coating on the #2 surface . there could be 6 or more surfaces.

012 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . see Coating Availability for Laminated Configuration for interlayers other than PVB.H I G H P E R FO R M A N C E C O AT I N G S C OATING A V AILA B ILITY B Y P RODU C T C ON F IGURATION Configurations 1-5/16” Insulating Laminated YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES 1-5/16” Insulating Laminated (Coating #2) YES (Coating #4) YES Coatings VE-42 VE-45 VE-48 VE-2M VE-85 VLE-39 VLE-47 VLE-51 VLE-57 VLE-70 VNE-63 VRE-38 VRE-46 VRE-54 VRE-59 VP-13 VP-18 VP-22 VS-08 VS-14 VS-20 VUE-40 VUE-50 1/4" Monolithic 9/16" Laminated YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES 1" Insulating YES YES YES YES YES 1-3/4” Triple Insulating YES YES YES YES YES All laminated glass shown here uses a PVB interlayer. Refer to page 006 for Viracon Nomenclature information.

a clear PVB interlayer must be placed between the coating and the colored interlayer. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 013 .H I G H P E R FO R M A N C E C O AT I N G S c o at i n g ava i l a b i l i t y f o r l a m i n at e d c o n f i g u r at i o n Coating Availability for Laminated Configuration with an Interlayer other than PVB Saflex® SilentGlass Acoustic Coatings VE-42 VE-45 VE-48 VE-2M VE-85 VLE-39 VLE-47 VLE-51 VLE-57 VLE-70 VNE-63 VRE-38 VRE-46 VRE-54 VRE-59 VP-13 VP-18 VP-22 VS-08 VS-14 VS-20 VUE-40 VUE-50 SentryGlas® YES YES StormGuard™ YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES Vanceva® Storm YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES Vanceva® Color* YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES *Due to coating and Vanceva Color base interlayer properties.

Actual samples should be viewed for final product selection. a factory-applied. cost control and long life. A proven performer. A high performance coating on the #2 surface of the laminate is required for units composed with full coverage Viraspan on the #4 surface. which conceal structural columns floors and shear walls.S P A N D R E L GL A S S S P ANDREL GLASS Spandrel is the panel(s) of a wall located between vision areas of windows. Ohio GLASS TYP E : vre1-38. which are environmentally friendly. Viraspan ceramic frit paints are the product of choice for color consistency. fire-fused ceramic frit paint for use with monolithic or insulating glass and in some laminated glass configurations. V IRAS P AN ™ O P A Q UE C ERA M I C F RIT C OLORS A V AILA B LE 75 V1 hite 03 48 00 02 33 01 V9 W V9 Gra pacit reen Gra 07 Bron y Gra V9 Bron V9 y V9 ze y V9 y y 04 ze ed d u b Su B lu e V9 11 V9 Gra ed V9 08 -O l ack u arm iu g Dark E ver Gra Su W H The above colors are for comparison purposes only. J aco b s hea l th center C l eve l an d c l inic LOCATION: Avon. vre1-54 AR C H ITECT : urs corporation GLAZING CONTRACTOR: architectural product sales llC P HOTOGRAP HER: J E F F S W E E T 014 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS Bron d Dark h y ig M ed b ze V9 m V9 05 . durability. B R ichar d e . Viracon uses only lead free ceramic frit paints. For spandrel applications Viracon offers Viraspan.

screen walls or glazing in a parking garage. opaque background. AIRSPACE (1” MIN) SPAN DRE L GL ASS INSUL ATING GLASS Spandrel Glass is not for vision wall areas Viracon’s ceramic frit spandrel glass products are to be glazed against a uniform. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 015 .S P A N D R E L GL A S S Sp a n d r e l g l a s s INS UL ATING GL ASS a pp l i c a t i o n s The proper application for ceramic fritted spandrel glass is to install it in an opening that has a uniformly colored insulation or back-pan that eliminates the possibility of read-through or INS UL ATION viewing the glass in transmission. with daylight reflecting from the glass surface. mechanical rooms. The application of the frit to the glass surface results in striations from the roll that are highly visible when viewing the glass in transmission (with light on the opposite side). the glass may only be viewed from the exterior of the building. When done properly. The application of the ceramic frit to the glass surface is achieved by conveying the glass under a rubber application roller. We do not recommend that they be used in any application where they can be viewed with daylight or artificial light on the opposite side such as interior partitions. Glass by its nature is highly transparent and it is impossible to make it uniformly opaque.

31 0. Ceramic frit does not affect u-value performance.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VE1-48 insulating SPANDREL 1/4" (6mm) clear VE-48 #2 1/2" (13.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear with Viraspan V903 #4 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0.29 016 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . 1" VE1-48 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear VE-48 #2 1/2" (13.29 0.37 Winter u-value Summer u-value 0.31 0. The u-values for spandrel glazing are the same as the corresponding vision unit.S P A N D R E L GL A S S performance Winter and summer u-values are the performance values available for spandrel glazing.

Viracon recommends using a neutral colored ceramic frit on the fourth (#4) surface. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 017 . rippled or circular” pattern under certain conditions. R ice Universit y . coating. the exterior light intensity is approximately 50 to 100 times greater than the interior lighting level. Tex as GLASS TYP E : V E 1 . Moiré patterns can be created whenever one semi-transparent object with a repetitive pattern is placed over another. Low-light transmitting and high-reflective glass types provide the least contrast between vision and spandrel areas. On a bright. etc. Brockman H a l l f or P h y sics LOCATION: H ouston. please review Viracon’s Moiré Pattern Tech Talk on our website at viracon.2 M AR C H ITECT : KieranTimberlake GLAZING C ONTRACTOR: Admiral Glass Co. P HOTOGRA P HER: A lissa S chmidt M OIR é P ATTERN Moiré is an optical phenomenon that may present itself as a “wavy.) the contrast can be minimized under various lighting conditions. When viewing the glass from the outside. The moiré pattern is not a glass defect. sunny day. For additional information. Viracon recommends viewing glass samples or full-size mockups to match vision and spandrel glass areas when the visible light transmission of the vision glass exceeds 14 percent. However.com. a greater visual disparity is created between vision and spandrel areas due to the transparency of the vision glass and the perception of depth created by interior lighting. On gray. this is sometimes difficult to achieve when high-light transmitting or low-reflective glass types are used. By keeping the vision and spandrel glass construction similar (the same exterior glass color. Variable sky conditions can also influence our perception. overcast days.S P A N D R E L GL A S S m a t ch i n g s p a n d r e l a n d v i s i o n a r e a s Often a project may require spandrel glass to harmonize with the vision areas of your building. The non-vision areas tend to look flat and two-dimensional by contrast. the dominant visual characteristic is the exterior reflection. but rather a pattern in the image formed by the eye.

Silkscreened glass improves solar control performance and can be combined with clear or tinted glass substrates.S C REEN Silk-screening ceramic frit onto glass lets a designer create a subtle or bold look for a building-using patterns and color. as well as with high-performance coatings to reduce glare and decrease solar transmission. The glass is always either heat strengthened or fully tempered to prevent glass breakage due to thermal stresses under sunlit applications. Next. Then. the ceramic frit paint is applied to one side of the glass.SILK-SCREEN SIL K . it is important to select the pattern (screen). The first step in silk-screening involves washing the annealed glass. it is fired within a tempering furnace to create a permanent coating. SI LK-SCREEN #2 018 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . When designing with silk-screen patterns. select the color for the pattern and identify the pattern orientation.

Dave Mitchell VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 019 . New York // GLASS TYPE: VE1-2M // ARCHITECT: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates GLAZING CONTRACTOR: CBO Glass // PHOTOGRAPHER: CBO Glass.SILK-SCREEN P R OJ E CT DE TA IL Unite d S tates Fe d era l C o u rtho u se B u f f a l o LOCATION: Buffalo.

9/32” Space Screen 5959 1/8” DOTS 40% COVERAGE Screen 2030 1/8” Lines .1/2” Space Screen 5065 1/8” DOTS 30% COVERAGE Screen 2973 1/8” Lines . V IRAS P AN ™ DESIGN 20% COVERAGE Screen 2256 1/8” Lines .1/2” Space Screen 2050 1/4” Lines .1/4” Space Screen 5960 1/4” DOTS Screen 6002 60% COVERAGE Screen 2604 1/8” Lines .3/32” Space Screen 5023 1/8” HOLES Screen 5961 7/16” DOTS Screen 6019 70% COVERAGE SCREEN 6015 020 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS .3/16” Space Screen 5006 1/8” DOTS Screen 6017 50% COVERAGE Screen 2002 1/8” Lines .1” Space Screen 2032 1/2” Lines .1/8” Space Screen 2013 1” Lines .SILK-SCREEN SIL K .S C REEN p a t t e r n s Viracon offers a variety of standard Viraspan™ Design patterns as well as the ability to customize a façade using your own Viraspan™ Design – Original or Viraspan Design – HD.

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Borders, graduations or custom patterns you design.

borders Borders of of any any kind kind
Example of example of partial dots partial dots

i.e. 1/8” Dots with i.e. 1/8” dots with Solid Border solid border

i.e. 1/8”dots Dots with i.e. 1/8” with Clear Border Clear border

No Dots/Holes noPartial partial dots Allowed holes allowed

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Patterns with that require centering defined detail that require centering

Custom Patterns Custom patterns

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High definition silk-screen process is used to create an image or a graduated pattern with greater detail than Viraspan™ Design – Original. Two options are available: image and graduation. I M AGE : p h o t o g r a p h c o n v e r t e d a s i l k - s c r e e n i m a g e
Guidelines: Photograph must be supplied to Viracon in black and white format at no less than 300 dpi. Vector files are preferred, however, high resolution .tif or .psd files may also be acceptable. Architect must have the rights to use the photograph from the copyright holder.

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Guidelines: Using graduation design at left, indicate glass size, dimension over which the design should graduate and direction it should graduate. See examples below.
Close-up of close-up of graduation pattern

graduation pattern

Example: Glass size ex: glass size48” wide x 50” high with 48” wide x 50” pattern graduating from top high with patdown over 24” of the glass
tern graduating from top down over 24” of glass

Example: Glass size ex: glass size48” x 50” high with 48”wide wide x 50” high pattern forming a border with pattern form18” in from all sides
ing a border 18” in from all side

Example: Glass size ex: glass size48” wide x 50” high with 48” wide x 50” high pattern graduating from left with pattern to right over 24” of the glass
graduating from left to right over 24” of glass

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Viracon uses only lead free ceramic frit paints, which are environmentally friendly, to apply the silk-screen pattern onto the glass surface. A proven performer, Viraspan™ ceramic frit paints are the product of choice for color consistency, durability, cost control and long life. For silk-screen applications, Viracon offers translucent and opaque* ceramic frit color options.
* Opaque is defined as when the products are viewed in reflection with an opaque uniform background.

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Hi gh -O pacit y W hite V175

Ever green V902

Bl ack V907

YELLOW MOON V1090

Dark Gray V901

SPICE v 1090

Subdu ed Gray V903 BLUE F ROST v1089 Gray V908 sage green v1088 Warm Gray V933 fog gray v1087

M edium Gray V948

Dark Bron ze V900

sim ulate d san dblast v1086

Bron ze V904

simul ate d aci d- etch v 1085

Subdu ed Bron ze V905

B lu e V911

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Pattern placement, aka orientation, must also be considered when specifying silk-screened glass and should be included in the drawings if you are using a line pattern or for all other patterns if a specific orientation is required.

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DOT PATTERNS The dot pattern starts at the base dimension and runs off the edges of the glass. Partial dot/holes are acceptable with standard dot pattern orientation. LINE PATTERNS The dot pattern is vertical or horizontal and starts with either a line or space.

When a line pattern is specified, answers to the following questions should be included in the specifications: 1. Will the lines be vertical or horizontal? 2. Which edge will the pattern start on? 3. Will the pattern start with a line or space?

DESIGN - PLUS ORIENTATION A Viraspan Design pattern with requirements beyond standard orientation.

i.e. Begin pattern 1” from bottom edge.

i.e. Pattern on bottom half of lite only.

i.e. Line pattern centered on center line with pattern running off the edges.

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2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VE1-85 insulating SILK-SCREEN 1/4" (6mm) clear VE-85 #2 1/2" (13.SILK-SCREEN Performance Viracon recommends applying the silk-screen pattern to the second (#2) surface for optimum solar performance.29 0.29 0.31 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear with 50% coverage. V175 White #3 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0.31 0.37 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0. V175 #2 1/2" (13. 1" VE1-85 insulating SILK-SCREEN 1/4" (6mm) clear VE-85 and 50% coverage.42 024 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . The Low-E or reflective coating can be applied to the same surface as the silk-screen pattern.

Silicone: black h. include the pattern. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: 1.SILK-SCREEN specifying silk-screen glass When specifying silk-screened glass. Summer U-Value: 0. Shading Coefficient: 0. a drawing should be referenced to clearly identify orientation. Pattern: Viraspan Design Screen 5959 – lines d.27 g. starting at the top with a line e. Inc PHOTOGRAPHER: Tom Heidrick VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 025 . Exterior Glass Ply: 1/4” Clear HS b. Visible Light Transmittance: 39% b. Orientation: Horizontal lines. 1” VRE1-59 INSULATING COATED SILK-SCREENED GLASS AS MANUFACTURED BY VIRACON a. Airspace: 1/2” aluminum.27 e. black painted g. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0. Coating: VRE-59 on #2 Surface f. P ER F OR M AN C E RE Q UIRE M ENTS a. EXA M P LE S P E C I F I C ATION 1. Interior Glass Ply: 1/4” Clear HS 2 . Winter U-Value: 0. color and orientation in the overall glass composition.31 f. Ceramic Frit: V933 Warm Gray on #2 Surface c.30 d.44 A vera C ancer I nstit u te LOCATION: Sioux Falls. South Dakota GLASS TYPE: VE2-2M ARCHITECT: BWBR Architects GLAZING CONTRACTOR: Twin City Glass. Exterior (Vis-Out) Reflectance: 25% c. If it is not practical to describe the orientation in the specification.

A full size mock-up or signed waiver is required before glass is ordered.SILK-SCREEN Design Guidelines Silk-screen patterns may be applied to any surface except the exterior (#1) surface. Viracon recommends applying the silk-screen pattern to the #2 surface for optimal performance. pixel or space coverage For coverage options. PATTERNS 1/16” minimum dot.5 9 ARC H ITECT : W. coscolluela & associates. owings & Merrill L L P GLAZING CONTRACTOR: permasteelisa hong kong ltd. Viracon’s Dual Surface Silk-screen Pattern Disclaimer must be signed before Viracon is able to provide any dual surface pattern samples. S kidmore.v. philippines GLASS TYPE : vre1 5 . dual surface silk-screen patterns (typically requested as #2 and #3 surface) are not recommended. sota glazing inc. See silk-screen performance for additional information.. P HOTOGRAP HER: abraham uypeckcuat 026 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . Any other requests for a dual surface pattern must be reviewed by Viracon’s Technical Services and Manufacturing Departments. please see our website for information regarding design restrictions Z u e l l i g b u i l d in g LOCATION: makati city. refer to ceramic frit coverage rules on the following page Dual surface patterns Due to moiré pattern potential and manufacturing tolerances.

Over time. the translucent frit may only be applied to non-exposed surfaces. except V175 White V175 High Opacity White Translucent Translucent Opaque Coverage 60% Maximum 80% Maximum 80% Maximum 100% 100% **Not available for interior applications and not available with coatings on the same surface. rippled or circular” pattern under certain conditions. When considering translucent frits for spandrel applications note that these areas may be prone to condensation formation on interior glass surfaces. See silk-screen inspection guidelines and manufacturing tolerances on page 124 for additional information. Therefore. These characteristics include slight variations in color and uniformity. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 027 . inherent characteristics may make this product unsuitable for vision areas. For additional information. consideration must be given to the suitability of these products in spandrel applications.SILK-SCREEN ceramic frit coverage rules All maximums listed are for any one square foot area of a glass unit. The moiré pattern is not a glass defect. this may result in a visible film formation. please review Viracon’s Moiré Pattern Tech Talk on our website viracon. M OIR é P ATTERN Moiré is an optical phenomenon that may present itself as a “wavy. when translucent frit is used as full coverage.com. For these applications. Moiré patterns can be created whenever one semi-transparent object with a repetitive pattern is placed over another. Type Silk-screen pattern Silk-screen pattern Silk-screen pattern Full coverage translucent frit** (Frosted. Also. non-pattern) Spandrel Color Opaque. pinholes or streaks. but created when the images do not align.

A stunning new technology that’s as beautiful and imaginative as it is functional. transparency. you’ll enjoy the benefits of greater UV resistance. DESIGN WIT H OUT LI M ITS DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon finally removes the limitations of screen-printing. while applying Viracon’s solar control coatings directly over the digital image. and scratch resistance. energy efficiency. you can print a vast number of colors on glass with complete predictability. digital in-glass printing enhances the functionality of glass and the energy performance of your building by optimizing light diffusion and transmission. Optimized energy performance. The artistic possibilities of DigitalDistinctions™ would mean nothing if it didn’t also meet or exceed functionality requirements. Functionality has never looked this good. In fact. Now. Plus. repeatability and ceramic ink durability. Low-E coatings can be applied to the ceramic ink. P H OTO R EAL ISTIC PHOTOREA LISTIC 028 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . solar control and the support of carbon emission reduction. C OLOR TEX T IMAGE & PATTERN S Why Architects choose DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon: + + + + Virtually unlimited design possibilities. DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon combines the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility of digital printing into one proven solution for all glass-printing applications.DigitalDistinctions™ D i g i ta l D i s t i n ct i o n s ™ The great possibilities of architectural design are now even more possible. Enhanced durability and beauty of ceramic ink.

• A maximum of 1/32” (0. color concentrations.6mm) off parallel from locating glass edge. notching. such as cutting to overall dimensions. • Variations in perceived color may occur with any ceramic ink. PDF. D i g i t a l D i s t i n c t i o n s ™ I M AGES / F ILES A signed document declaring that the Buyer has rights to any images or patterns that will be printed will be required. due to the inherent variations in ceramic ink thickness. • All fabrication. not depicting glass edges. AI. and electronic design files furnished by Buyer. • While Viracon will take every precaution to control color uniformity. and grinding shall be performed prior to applying the digital print. data. • Pinholes. drilled holes. shop drawings. data. glass takeoffs. • There will be a 3/8” (9. halo or saw-tooth print. Vector based files are highly preferred. Acceptable file types are EPS. An indefinite border refers to the sharpness of the print pattern and is dependent on the image printed. hole or line location is allowed.” Buyer shall be responsible for the accuracy of all documents. shop drawings. JPEG. TIFF. fisheyes. DWG.8mm) is acceptable. Furthermore. PSD. High resolution electronic design files must be supplied by the Buyer. specifications. specifications. not accurately depicted glass sizes. architectural drawings. Viracon shall not be liable for any errors or omissions in documents. Those variations will be more apparent with white or light colors than darker colors because of unavoidable light transmission. Viracon takes no responsibility for variations in color or thickness that are within quality standards. architectural drawings. and paint particles are allowed. or that do not depict proper orientation of the glass. streaks from the printing process. glass takeoffs. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 029 . • There will be a 1mm nominal clear edge (paint free) around all edges.525mm) clear edge (paint free) border required around all edges where coating deletion is required. D i g i t a l D i s t i n c t i o n s ™ ADDITIONAL IN F OR M ATION • Digitally printed glass is to be viewed from a distance of 15 feet under natural daylight conditions.8mm) variation in dot. Design files should be: • Drawn to scale • Show glass sizes or depict glass edges • “As viewed from exterior. CDR. light colors are more readily influenced by the colors of the materials installed behind the glass. and electronic design files furnished by Buyer to Viracon. A waiver letter must be signed if no mock-up is approved. • An indefinite border of up to 1/32” (0. opaque background. Images or patterns may be up located up to 1/8” (3mm) off parallel from edges other than locating glass edge due to glass tolerances. and DXF. edgework.DigitalDistinctions™ D i g i t a l D i s t i n c t i o n s ™ T e ch n i c a l R e q u i r e m e n t s • Maximum dimensions (Insulated and Monolithic Products): 84" x 165" (2134mm x 4191mm) or 96" x 144" (2438mm x 3658mm) • Maximum dimensions (Laminated Products): 84" x 165" (2134mm x 4191mm) • Minimum dimensions: 24" x 24" (610mm x 610 mm) Sample charges are based on the complexity of the project (if sample is required) All digital prints must be approved by the architect or by the building owner after viewing a full size mock-up. An indefinite border is characterized as ‘ghosting’. including but not limited to drawings not drawn to scale. Color and reflectance may vary when viewed under a uniform. This is not considered a defect. Original file format preferred. • I mages or patterns may be located up to 1/16” (1.

076mm) from peak to valley in the center of lites. Fabrication requirements. or quenched. delaware GLASS TY PE: vre1-67 ARCH ITE CT: gensler GLAZ ING C ONTRACTOR : apg INTERNATIONAL INC. The process of heat-treating glass is taking annealed glass. The only physical characteristics of the glass that change are the improved strength and resistance to thermal stress and shock. cutting it to its desired size.5” (267mm) of the leading or trailing edge. This cooling process creates a state of high compression at the glass surfaces while the central core of the glass is in a compensating tension. There is no industry standard for heat-treated glass roller wave. transferring the glass to a furnace and heating it to approximately 1. the original flatness of the annealed substrate is slightly modified. however a tolerance of 0. The process is done in order to provide greater resistance to thermal and mechanical stresses and achieve specific break patterns for safety glazing applications as compared to annealed glass. This inherent condition of heat-treated glass results in roller wave distortion and glass bow and warp.6mm) over any 12” (305mm) span.8mm) over any 12” (305mm).150° F.com. Strain patterns are a characteristic of heat-treated glass. heat-strengthened (HS) and fully tempered (FT). Once at this temperature. There are two kinds of heat-treated glass. Air is blown onto the glass surface on both sides simultaneously. or half of the ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass standard of 1/16” (1. 030 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS .003” (0. tolerances. and testing procedures for heat-treated glass are defined in the ASTM International document C 1048. To learn more about this subject see Viracon’s Tech Talk on “Quench Patterns“ on our website at viracon.005” is frequently specified.H E A T T R E A T ment H EAT TREATm e n t Heat-treated glass is a term used to describe glass that has been processed through a tempering furnace to alter its strength characteristics.20mm) within 10. the glass exits the furnace and is then rapidly cooled. Due to the process of heat-treating glass. P HOTOGRAPH ER: greg west Viracon’s tolerance for localized warp for rectangular glass is 1/32” (0. ws f s b ank center LOCATION : wilmington . Viracon’s tolerance for roller wave is a maximum of 0. and a maximum of 0.008” (0.

a common practice is to avoid the use of tempered glass whenever possible. (Because of reader repeatability and instrument tolerances.1. limiting the use of tempered glass in commercial building applications has become the recommendation of a number of glass suppliers.7.1 or the federal safety standard Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) 16 CFR 1201. In doing so. tempered glass is required to meet safety glazing requirements or for added strength. heatstrengthened glass will break into large shards similar to annealed glass. The process is done in order to provide greater resistance to thermal and mechanical stresses and achieve specific break patterns for safety glazing applications as compared to annealed glass. it will break into fairly small pieces. The surface compression of heat-strengthened glass with thicknesses of 1/4” (6mm) and less is 4. In addition.000 . Surface compression for 5/16” (8mm) and 3/8” (10mm) heat-strengthened glass is 5. the designation for annealed glass is AN. size and type. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 031 .000 psi. reducing the chance for injury. The minimum surface compression for fully-tempered glass is 10. In some situations however. In fact. In these cases. it complies with the safety glazing requirements as outlined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z97. H EAT SOA K ING Fully tempered glass may break without warning due to the expansion of nickel sulfide inclusions (NiS) present within float glass. In a specification. Viracon can perform a heat soak test to provide the added assurance that significant spontaneous breakage will not occur. ANNEALED ( AN ) Raw glass that has not been heat treated is annealed glass. Although the incidence of tempered glass breakage due to these inclusions is rare.000 . In a specification. F ULLY TE M P ERED ( F T ) Glass with fully tempered surfaces is typically four times stronger than annealed glass and two times as strong as heatstrengthened glass of the same thickness. the small glass shards make it more likely that the glass will become separated from the opening. H EAT STRENGT H ENED ( H S ) Heat-strengthened glass is twice as strong as annealed glass of the same thickness.H E A T T R E A T ment H e at T r e at m e n t D e f i n i t i o n s Heat-treated glass is a term used to describe glass that has been processed through a tempering furnace to alter its strength characteristics. the designation for heat strengthened glass is HS. If broken.000 psi. refer to our technical document Heat Soak Testing on our website viracon. including Viracon.com. For more information. To avoid the risk of spontaneous breakage in fully tempered glass. greater publicity of their occurrence has resulted in an increased awareness of this phenomenon. the designation for fully tempered glass is commonly abbreviated as FT.) While improving the strength and resistance to thermal shock and stress. In a specification. In the event that fully tempered glass is broken. size and type.8. Viracon’s tolerance for heat-strengthened glass surface compression is +/.000 psi. and therefore should not be used in these situations. heat-strengthened glass does not meet safety glazing requirements as outlined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z97.1 and the federal safety standard Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) 16 CFR 1201.000 psi.

Inches Glass Thickness Minimum Diameter 1/8 5/32 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 3/16 7/32 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 9/16 11/16 13/16 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 19 Millimeters Glass Thickness Minimum Diameter 5 6 6 8 10 11 14 17 21 032 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . Inches Glass Thickness Minimum Diameter 1/8 5/32 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 3/16 7/32 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 9/16 11/16 13/16 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 19 Millimeters Glass Thickness Minimum Diameter 5 6 6 8 10 11 14 17 21 Guideline for Minimum Glass Width with Holes The minimum width of glass containing holes that can be satisfactorily tempered is an 8” width. The radius of the fillet must be equal to or greater than the thickness of the glass. All other requirements of hole location.) GUIDELINE F OR H OLE DI M ENSION Circular holes must have a diameter at least 1/16” greater than the thickness of the glass. For holes that have a straight edge. or are non-circular. The maximum size of a hole can not be more than 1/3 the narrowest dimension of the glass. fillets are required in the corners. Our Z. M AXI M U M NU M B ER O F H OLES The maximum number of holes allowed in any lite of glass is ten (10. Bavelloini vertical two-sided hole drilling equipment offers precision accuracy. but not less than 1/2”. with 1/4” (6mm) being the smallest hole allowed. and dimensions of holes must also be met.ho l es H OLES Viracon offers hole drilling capabilities starting at 1/4 inch. spacing of holes. A fillet is a rounded corner from which the straight edge emerges.

The distance must be at least two (2) times the thickness of the glass. 3/16 1-1/64 1-7/32 1-5/8 2-1/32 2-7/16 3-1/4 4-1/16 4-7/8 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 19 Millimeters Glass Thickness X=Min. (1/2" glass or less) 3/16 15/32 9/32 3/8 15/32 9/16 3/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 Millimeters Glass Thickness 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 19 X=Min. The rules are the same for distances between holes. Inches Glass Thickness 1/8 5/32 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 X=Min.5 times the thickness of the glass for glass that is 1/2” (12mm) or less in thickness.5 times the thickness of the glass from the tip of the corner when the corner is 90° or more. (1/2" glass or less) 5 6 7 9 12 14 19 32 38 Guideline for Holes Placement Near the Glass Corners Holes near corners must be located so that the nearest edge of the hole is at least 6. when glass is over 1/2” (12mm) in thickness. Inches Glass Thickness 1/8 5/32 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 X=Min.ho l es GUIDELINE F OR H OLE S P A C ING The distance from any edge of glass to the nearest point on the rim of the hole (x) must be at least 1. 21 26 31 41 52 62 82 103 124 VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 033 .

Minnesota / / GLASS TYPE : M onolithic ( Clear) ARCH ITECT: P elli Clarke P elli Architects. The A rchitectural A lliance GLA ZING CONTRACTOR: H.K. Harmon. Inc. C ladding Systems. / / P HOTOGRAP H ER: B ob P erz el 034 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . .L. Inc .NOTCHES M inneapo l is C entra l Li b rar y LOCATION: Minneapolis.

Viracon can supply you with more options for custom enhancements of monolithic glass. Please refer to the following guidelines when requesting your specially fabricated glass products. or greater than the thickness of the glass. 3. the corners must have fillets. notches and cutouts must incorporate tempered or heat-strengthened. The radius of the fillet must be equal to or greater than the thickness of the glass. The depth of the notch must be less than the width. but not less than 1/2”. but not less then 1/2”. the guidelines below also apply for notch and cutout requirements. VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 035 . Due to stresses created in the glass with these cutouts. 5. annealed glass products are not appropriate. A fillet is a rounded corner of which the straight edge emerges. GUIDELINES F OR NOT C H ES AND C UTOUTS To provide you with notches and cutouts. Inches Glass Thickness 1/8 5/32 3/16 1/4 5/16 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 Minimum Radius 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 5/8 3/4 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 19 Millimeters Glass Thickness Minimum Radius 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 19 All fabricated glass products with holes.  T he depth or width of the notch or cutout can not have a dimension larger than 1/3 of the narrowest dimension of the lite. Bavelloni CNC Machine. In addition. 2. The leg length must be at least 3”. 4.  T he inside corner(s) must have a radius equal to.NOTCHES NOT C H ES Fabricated on our Z. The leg length must be more than the depth of the notch. F A B RI C ATION LI M ITATIONS 1.

Flat Ground. polished and mitered edges are available to 2” thickness for laminated annealed glass. Arrised. Flat Polished or Mitered Edges. Viracon recommends the aesthetics of ground.e d g ework EDGEWOR K Viracon gives you options when it comes to glass edgework. Our Z. Flat Ground or Flat Seamed. Ground. The potential for mismatched edges exists to a maximum of 1/8” 5 5 5 mission street LOCATION : San F rancisco. california // GLASS TYPE: V E 2 . polished or mitered edges of heat treated laminated glass be evaluated because of the offset edges (edge work must be done prior to heat treating). Pencil Polished. l a m i n at e d g l a s s e d g e w o r k 1. heller manus architects GLAZING C ONTRACTOR: benson industries llc. Choose from: Seamed. Our Busetti two-sided horizontal edger specializes in ground and polished edges. / / P HOTOGRA P HER : benson industries llc 036 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . 2.Bavelloini vertical edgers are dedicated to miter and beveled edge treatments.2 M / / AR C HITECT : kohn pedersen fox associates.

VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 037 . Available in all thickness’ up to 3/4” Only available on HS & FT glass Machined Finish as Cut Arrised This is a simple type of edge work whereby the sharp edges from an “as cut” glass are removed on the edger. by manual process.e d g ework EDGEWOR K O P TIONS Type Description Glass Thickness Recommended Application Finish Seamed Finish as Cut Concealed or Structurally glazed edges FT & HS only Seamed This is the simplest type of edge work whereby the sharp edges from an “as cut” glass are removed on a belt seamer.Ground or exposed edge (polished) Ground FT & HS only Polished or Ground Finish ** F or mitered edges a customer sketch is required to identify the angle size and orientation. etc. Available in all thickness’ up to 3/4" Structurally glazed FT & HS only Flat Ground with Arris This is a machined edge of flat form with a satin finish. 1/8” to 3/4” Exposed edges Mitered Edges** This is a flat machined edge from a 1° to a 45° angle to the cut edge of the panel. Available in all thickness’ up to 3/4” FT & HS only Seamed Finish Belt Ground Flat Belt Ground & Seamed The sharp edges from an “as cut” glass are removed as well as flares. The thickness of glass remaining at the edge is 1/16" (nominal). 1/8" to 1/2" Exposed edges Polished Finish Flat Polish This is a machined edge of flat form with arrised edges which has been polished. 1/8” to 3/4” Butt jointed edges with silicone seal or exposed edges FT & HS only Ground Finish Polished Finish Pencil Polish This is a machined edge with a radius form which has been polished. 3/16" to 3/4" Butt jointed edges with silicone seal . Requests incorporating a mitered edge and a silk-screened pattern must be approved.

F E AT U R E P R OJ E CT S C entene C enter LOCATION : C layton .5 4 .5 0.6 7. Obata + K assabaumi // GLAZ ING C ONTRACTOR: Permasteelisa N orth A merica C orp.5 2 / / AR C HITECT : L PAS Architecture + Design GLA ZING CONTRACTOR: Architectural G lass & Aluminum / / P H OTOGRAP HER: Ryan Hoffman 038 V I R AC O N / / C O M PONENTS & ENHANCEMENTS . Monolithic ( UltraWhite™ ) / / ARC H ITECT: Hellmuth. V R E 2 6 . Super S ky Products / / P HOTOGRAP HER: M att M c Farland C a l i f ornia S tate Lotter y H ea d q u arters B u i l d in g LOCATION : Sacramento. M issouri // GLASS TYPE : L aminated ( Clear) . V E 2 6 . California // GLASS TYPE : V U E 1 . V R E 1 5 .

owings & M errill llp GLAZ ING C ONTRACTOR: permasteelisa north america corp. / / P H OTOGRAP HER: larry platman.F E AT U R E P R OJ E CT S internationa l g em tower LOCATION: new york. .5 4 / / ARC HITECT : skidmore. new york // GLASS TYP E: V re1 5 . pna VIRACON // COMPONENTS & ENHA N C E M E N T S 039 . bleu tech montreal inc.

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I N S U L AT I N G G L A SS O V E R V I E W 042 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .

NEW JERSEY GLASS T YPE : VRE1-46 AR CHI T ECT: BOWER LE WIS THROWER ARCHITECTS (EXECUTIVE A R C H I T E C T A N D ARCHITECT OF RE CORD). i n s u l ati n g g l a ss HIGHLIGH T S 04 4 Insulating 047 Insulating Laminat ED 050 Lam inated Insulating 052 Triple Insulating 054 Clear P oint™ POSCO E&C HEADQUARTERS LOCATION : Songdo. VE1-2M ARC HI T ECT: N ikken Sekkei LTD. POS-AC ARCHITECTS & CONSULTANTS GLAZING C ON TRACTOR: WALLINK INTERNATIONAL. S outh Korea GLASS T YPE : VRE5-46. CHANG 056 Spacers 059 SILICONE 060 SPACER FILL REVEL HOTEL & CASINO (PREVIOUS) LOCATION : ATLANTIC CITY. PHOTOGRAPHER : S. GANSAM ARCHITECTS & PARTNERS. S O SH ARCHITECTS (ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT) GLAZING C ON TRACTOR: PERMASTEELISA NORTH AMERICA. Cool In T h e S u m m e r AND B e a u t i f u l Every Day Of The Year. VE11-52.Keep Buildings Warm In The Winter. LTD. ARQUITECTONICA (DESIGN ARCH I T E C T ) .D. APG INTERNATIONAL INC. PHOTOGRAPHER : COURTESY REVEL ENTERTAINMENT 062 Sizing 064 Perfor mance Data VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 043 .

I N S U L AT I N G G L A SS PRODU C T OVERVIE W Insulating glass is two or more plies of glass enclosing a hermetically sealed air space. INSULA T ING GLASS C ONFIGURA T IONS insulating insulating la minated laminated insulating NEW + + + INSULATED GLASS KEY BENEFITS:  p to a 50% increase in thermal performance U over monolithic glass Improved solar heat gain performance Increased flexibility for aesthetic options T R I P LE insulating C learpoint ™ 044 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS . At Viracon. The desiccant absorbs the insulating glass unit’s internal moisture. insulating glass units are double sealed with a primary seal of polyisobutylene and a secondary seal of silicone. To provide a hermetically sealed and dehydrated space. Inherently. insulating glass increases a window’s thermal performance by reducing the heat gain or loss. the glass plies are separated by a desiccant-filled spacer with three bent corners and one keyed-soldered corner or four bent corners and one straight butyl injected zinc plated steel straight key joint.

VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 045 . it is important to select and clearly outline the configuration as well as each individual component of the insulating glass unit.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S PRODU C T C OMPONEN T S When specifying insulating glass. that can be combined with insulating units to obtain improved thermal performance and aesthetic design. SPACER G lass Su bstrates and Glass Heat Treatm ent Coating on #2 surface Silicone Reference page 005 for Viracon product enhancements such as: coatings. silk-screens. and more.

a translucent ceramic frit can be applied to the surface facing the airspace (surface #3).P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S S T ANDARD INSULA T ING GLASS The most common insulating glass unit is constructed with two plies of glass and one sealed air space. and therefore cannot be used with monolithic glass. however is commonly shortened to insulating glass. This configuration is a dual pane or double pane insulating glass unit.49 0.92 0.31 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 18% 0.43 0. This improvement occurs whether the glass is coated or uncoated.86 0. In addition to the improved solar performance. are applied to the exterior ply of glass leaving the interior ply available for additional treatment.42 0. insulating glass offers a greater availability of coatings. The most significant improvement is thermal performance (u-value) which improves by approximately 50% when compared to a monolithic glass ply. Low-E coatings which cannot be exposed.70 1/4" CLEAR MONOLITHIC 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" CLEAR insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear 1/2" (13. For a spandrel location. can be used inside the insulating unit where they are protected by the hermetically sealed space. if desired. 1/4" VS1-20 MONOLITHIC 1/4" (6mm) clear with VS-20 #2 1" VS1-20 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VS-20 #2 1/2" (13. For vision areas where daylight is desired but view through needs to be minimized.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 20% 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 88% 1.02 0. The Low-E coating and silk-screen pattern.82 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 79% 0.23 046 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS . a full coverage opaque ceramic frit can be applied to the inner face (surface #4). Insulating units also have more aesthetic possibilities than monolithic glass.75 0.47 0. Insulating glass is used due to the improvement in solar performance it provides.

A typical insulating laminated glass configuration is 1-1/4” thick overall constructed as follows: INTERIOR: 2 PLIES OF 1/4" (6 mm) GLASS LAMINATED TOGETHER WITH MINI MU M . Often the laminated inboard component is required to provide protection against man-made threats or natural disasters such as hurricanes. For this reason. This allows the flexibility to design with hundreds of combinations of tinted glass. reference the “Laminated Glass Section” on page 90. together or alone. and the laminated component is designed to remain integral in the opening should glass damage occur. Insulating Laminated Glass enhances acoustical performance. ultraviolet light protection. In addition.2 mm) AIRSPACE For more information on which laminated interlayer to use. VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 047 .030" (. insulating laminated glass is utilized for skylights or other overhead glazing applications. high-performance coatings.76mm) INTERLAYER EXTERIOR: 1 / 4 " ( 6m m ) G L A SS PLY Thermal Properties of Insulating Glass combined with the Safety Glazing Properties of Laminated Glass make it the ideal choice for: + + + + C OAT I N G O N S U R FAC E #2 + Hurricane-Resistance Blast-Resistance Skylights UV Protection Acoustical Performance 1/2" (13. silk-screen patterns and pigmented interlayers. bomb blasts or forcible-entry.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S INSULA T ING LAMINA T ED Viracon Insulating Laminated Glass provides the solar controlling properties of an insulating unit along with the safety features of the laminated inboard component.

26 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear .030 (.29 0.76mm) clear PVB 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 48% 0. 1" VUE1-50 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-50 #2 1/2" (13.25 0.29 0.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S INSULA T ING LAMINA T ED While insulating laminated glass provides numerous benefits from protection to safety to acoustic improvements.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1-1/4" VUE1-50 insulating LAMINATED 1/4" (6mm) clearwith VUE-50 #2 1/2" (13.25 048 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .25 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 46% 0. the solar performance between an insulating unit and the insulating laminated counterpart is nominal.

5 9. ve 1 5 .8 5 / / ARC HI TE CT : N B B J . allied works architecture GLA ZING C ON TRACTOR: Benson industries L LC / / PHOTOGRAPHER: F red Gerlich VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 049 . washington // GLASS T YPE: V R E 1 5 .P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S seattle art m useu m LOCATION : seattle .

2m m ) A I R S PAC E 050 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS . A typical laminated insulating glass configuration is 1-1/4” thick overall constructed as follows: Thermal Properties of Insulating Glass combined with the Safety Glazing Properties of Laminated Glass make it the ideal choice for: + + + + Hurricane-Resistance Blast-Resistance UV Protection Acoustical Performance E X T E R I O R : 2 PLIES O F 1 / 4 " ( 6 m m ) GLASS L A MI N AT E D TOGETHER W I T H MI N I MU M . 7 6m m ) I N T ERLAYER INTERIOR: 1/4" (6 mm) GLASS PLY C OAT ING ON S U R FACE #4 1/2 " ( 1 3 .030" ( .P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S LAMINA T ED INSULA T ING Laminated insulating glass is an insulating glass unit with a laminated outboard. This configuration can be used in applications where the exterior is overhead glazing or in specific hurricane zones where safety glazing is required for the exterior.

2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1-1/4" LAMINATED insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear .30 0. however superior solar performance can be achieved by placing the coating on the #4 surface.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 36% 0.46 0. For additional information regarding Viracon coatings.030 (. with laminated insulating glass there are two primary options for Low-E or Reflective coating placement within the unit. see the coating page within components. 1-1/4" VE1-42 LAMINATED insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VE-42 #2 .76mm) clear PVB 1/4" (6mm) clear 1/2" (13.48 0. touching the air space.28 0.76mm) clear PVB 1/4" (6mm) clear with VE-42 #4 1/2" (13.29 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 051 .31 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 36% 0. Coatings can be placed on the #2 surface.030 (.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S LAMINA T ED INSULA T ING It is important to note.

2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1/2" (13.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0.22 0.27 0. the width and height of the glass units must also be decreased. While it is possible to specify a 1” triple insulating unit to coincide with a 1” dual pane insulating unit. The reduced glass thickness increases the potential for distortion and since the 1/8” plies are not as strong as 1/4” plies. In addition. + + TRIPLE INSULATING KEY BENEFITS: Two spacers provide superior insulating performance Reduces the center of glass u-value 1" VRE1-54 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VRE-54 #2 1/2" (13.29 0. Viracon’s triple insulating glass units are available with the same Low-E coatings offered with dual pane insulating glass and the Low-E coating is placed on the #2 surface.5mm) airspace 1/8" (3mm) clear 5/16" (7.30 0.5mm) airspace 1/8" (3mm) clear 1-3/4" VRE1-54 TRIPLE insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VRE-54 #2 1/2" (13.31 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 44% 0.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S T RIPLE INSULA T ING GLASS The most common triple insulating glass units are constructed with three plies of glass separated by two hermetically sealed and dehydrated spaces. triple insulating glass units are constructed with three plies of 1/4” glass and two 1/2” spaces.29 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 42% 0. More commonly. thus reducing the u-value. the solar performance improvement is minimal.28 052 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS . A 1” triple insulating unit is constructed with 1/8” glass plies rather than 1/4” plies used in a 1” dual pane insulating unit.22 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VRE1-54 TRIPLE insulating 1/8" (3mm) clear with VRE-54 #2 5/16" (7.27 0. This construction increases the insulating value of the glass unit. it is not always practical. A triple insulating glass unit is especially useful in applications where a low u-value is necessary.

16 0. The second coating is Viracon’s VE-85. a highly transparent coating added to the #4 surface to further improve the solar performance without adversely affecting the appearance.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 41% 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear with VE-85 #4 1/2" (13.17 0. 1-3/4" VRE1-54 TRIPLE insulating with a second low-e coating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VRE-54 #2 1/2" (13.25 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 053 .P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S T RIPLE INSULA T ING GLASS The third ply of glass in a triple insulating unit also offers the option to add a second Low-E coating within the glass unit.

The interior base spacer that rests between the exterior and interior glass of the insulating glass unit is comprised of a proprietary material that has passed testing for out-gassing. reference page 064. Specifically engineered to provide building designers with greater flexibility. reference page 031. Nupress can supply a variety of stems that connect the insulating glass unit fitting to the client’s connection point.SUPPOR T ED INSULA T ING GLASS ClearPoint™ by Viracon is a point-supported insulating glass system that increases the transparency of glass façades. ClearPoint™ offers heat soaked glass. A countersunk system is available for applications requiring exterior tempered glass solutions. ClearPoint™ allows architects to maximize clear openings and enhance aesthetics.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S C LEARPOIN T ™ NEW POIN T . + Backed by Viracon heat soaked tempered glass and insulating glass Standard limited Warranties for peace of mind. Clearpoint ! W E N + CLEARPOINT TM KEY BENEFITS: Increases the transparency of glass facades Maximizes natural daylight into the building ClearPoint Optimize performance by adding Viracon Low-E coatings and/or silk-screen options. ultraviolet light. 054 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS . + + Low-E coating and silk-screen capabilities to optimize aesthetics and performance. contemporary look both inside and out. The hardware solution offered by Viracon Exterior Exterior E X TERIOR Interior Interior interior is made from 316 stainless steel and has a Number 4 finish. For additional peace of mind. caulking and discoloration. delivering a clean.

C L E A R P O I N T T M / / ARC HI T ECT : H O K GLA ZING C ON TRACTOR: H A R M O N . / / PHOTOGRAPHER: A N N E G U M M E R S O N VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 055 . / / GLASS TYPE: V R E 1 .4 6 . I N C .P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S P R OJ E CT D E TA I L TWO CONSTITUTION SQUARE LOCATION: WASHINGTON. D.C.

7/8" VE1-48 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 15/32" (12mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VE1-48 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 1/2" (13. material and thickness.37 056 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1-1/16" VE1-48 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 9/16" (14mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear SPACER VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0.37 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0. The color of the spacer does not affect the solar performance of the insulating glass. The black tends to blend with the gaskets and framing which minimizes the overall visual impact by leading occupants to look through the glass rather than at the framing or spacer.31 0.31 0.PRODUCT COMPONENTS SPA C ER s An insulating glass spacer is placed within the unit to separate the two or more plies of glass. T HI C K NESS The thickness of the spacer will determine the distance. color. Viracon’s insulating glass spacers are available in two colors. When specifying an insulating glass unit. Even a minimal change in the thickness of the spacer can affect solar performance so it is important to include the thickness in a specification.2 mm) nominal thickness spacer.28 0. Viracon’s typical 1” insulating units are constructed using a 1/2” (13. three materials and a variety of thicknesses. or space.31 0. between the two glass plies in an insulating unit. The trend is moving however to black painted spacers as designers see the clean look this option provides.28 0.38 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 47% 0. APPEARAN C E Color choices include a black painted finish or a mill finish which has a silver appearance.30 0. it is necessary to specify all three. however a wide variety of alternate thickness spacers is available. Mill finish spacers can be seen in the majority of existing buildings as they were the standard in the glass industry for many years.

The overall value is typically an input needed to run whole building energy calculations and determine code compliance. Values are weighted based on the area of the unit to provide an overall u-factor.factor = 0. Spacer materials that improve the EOG u-value beyond the performance offered by aluminum are commonly grouped together under the category of warm edge spacers or warm edge technology.4 Aluminum. Center of glass values provide an effective way to directly compare glass products without bias from spacer material.PRODUCT COMPONENTS SPA C ER s MA T ERIAL When selecting a spacer material it is necessary to be aware of the different u-values used in the glass industry.6 ft2 (15%) ALUMINUM Historically has been the most-used spacer because of its malleability and availability. Stainless Steel and ExtremEdge™ are the three spacer material options available from Viracon.7 ft2 (20%) S T AINLESS S T EEL A warm edge spacer option offered by Viracon. Center of glass (COG) u-values represent the center of the glass. Stainless steel is less conductive than aluminum and has one-tenth the thermal conductivity of aluminum. 4’ VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 057 . The ExtremEdge™ spacer consists of a biopolymer in the cross section area which is encapsulated in stainless steel. increasing energy requirements are escalating the demand for alternate spacer options to improve edge of glass (EOG) u-value.7 ft2 (65%) 6’ EOG = 3. Edge-of-glass (EOG) values represent the perimeter of the glass unit affected by the spacer material. area = 24ft 2 u. This combination further reduces the edge conductivity and thus reduces heat transfer into the building. COG = 15. Although aluminum is the most specified. ExtremEdge™ Viracon’s newest warm edge spacer offering. FRAME = 4. framing or unit size.

PRODUCT COMPONENTS SPA C ER s AVAILA B ILI T Y Please use this chart as a guideline when selecting spacer color. material and thickness.2mm 14mm 15.5mm 18.0mm 11mm 12mm 13. extremedge tm S tainless steel A luminu m MILL F inish b lack 058 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .5mm 22mm 25. Aluminum Nominal 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 15/32" 1/2" 9/16" 5/8" 3/4" 7/8" 1" Thickness 7.5mm 9.4mm Black YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES Mill Finish Stainless Steel Black Mill Finish ExtremEdgeTM Black Mill Finish YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES Black painted and black anodized finishes are interchangeable. ExtremEdge™ cannot be used in spandrel applications.

PRODUCT COMPONENTS SILI C ONE Viracon’s insulating glass units are constructed with a dual seal configuration where polyisobutylene (PIB) is the primary seal and structural silicone is the secondary seal. It must maintain its adhesion to the glass and air spacer throughout the life of the unit. temperature extremes and harsh atmospheric conditions. It must also adhere well to the glass and spacer during the life of the insulating glass unit. The high strength of silicone makes it ideal for structurally glazed applications. The PIB is the moisture barrier seal of the insulating glass unit preventing moisture vapor transmission into the units air space. The secondary seal of silicone acts as the adhesive that holds the unit together in both conventional and structurally glazed systems. Silicone is uniquely resistant to ultraviolet light and is the only sealant capable of being exposed long term to UV. Silicone Sealant: Black or Gray VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 059 .

20 0.4 6 . There is an optimal thickness where each gas achieves the best performance.3 8 / / AR C HITE CT : A E C O M GLA ZING C ONTRACTOR: division 8 inc . 7/8" VUE1-40 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 3/8" (11mm) argon filled space 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VUE1-40 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 1/2" (13.19 0.PRODUCT COMPONENTS SPA C ER FILL When specifying insulating glass with argon.2mm) argon filled space 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VUE1-40 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 5/8" (15.21 west m inster police depart m ent headquarters LOCATION: westminster . it is important to also consider the thickness of the space.26 0.22 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0.5mm) argon filled space 1/4" (6mm) clear VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0. . The optimal thickness for argon is 1/2”.25 0.5 9. vre1 . vre1 .21 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0.26 0. california / / GLASS TYPE: V R E 1 . Increasing the thickness does not necessarily improve the thermal performance. acralight international / / PHOTOGRAPHER: T I M OT H Y Hursley 060 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .24 0.

45 0.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" VUE1-40 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 1/2" (13.24 0.26 0.2mm) Argon filled space 1/4" (6mm) clear Argon gas alone is not enough to meet energy requirements.47 0.21 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 061 . Argon is an invisible. non toxic gas with lower thermal conductivity than air.49 0. It can be used in place of air within an insulating unit to improve thermal performance (u-value). It should be specified in conjunction with a Low-E coating in order to provide optimal thermal performance.70 1" VUE1-40 insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear with VUE-40 #2 1/2" (13.20 0.70 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 79% 0.47 0. AIR ARGON VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 79% 0.22 VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0. VLT Winter u-value Summer u-value SHGC 40% 0.PRODUCT COMPONENTS SPA C ER FILL 1" Clear insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear 1/2" (13.29 0.2mm) Argon filled space 1/4" (6mm) clear Standard fill option for insulating is air.2mm) airspace 1/4" (6mm) clear 1" Clear insulating 1/4" (6mm) clear 1/2" (13.

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Glass sizing is based on 1/4” (6mm) to 3/8” (10mm) thickness for both interior and exterior lites in vertical applications.

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96”
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All triple insulating units greater than 40 square feet (3.7M 2 ) and all other insulating units greater than 65 square feet (6M²) must be reviewed and approved by Viracon prior to receiving a quote. Insulating glass with laminated, spandrel, or silk-screen can not exceed an 84” width. Insulating glass constructions with a VNE coating can not exceed an 80" width or a 144" Height Units greater than 50 square feet must be heat treated Insulating laminated glass constructions for sloped applications must be heat treated for units greater than 24 square feet and up to 40 square feet in size. Please contact Viracon for sloped applications larger than 40 square feet.

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LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, Canada // GLASS TYPE: VRE15-38, VS15-20, VE15-85 // ARCHITECT: Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. Architects Inc.; Adamson Associates Architects // GLAZING CONTRACTOR: Visionwall Corporation; Oldcastle Building Envelope Canada // PHOTOGRAPHER: Shai Gil

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The performance data applies to insulating laminated glass constructed with three plies (clear inboard laminate) of 1/4" (6mm) glass, a .030 (.76mm) clear polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer and a 1/2" (13.2 mm) airspace. The coating is applied to the second (#2) surface. The solar and optical data presented in this guide is center of glass data based on the National Fenestration Rating Council measurement standards. They were calculated using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) WINDOW 5.2/6.3 software. In some cases performance data changed in comparison to previous versions of LBNL’s WINDOW program.

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Reflectance Exterior Interior 11% 12% 16% 19% 9% 10% 12% 15% 6% 6% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 10% 9% 10% 13% 15% 9% 10% 12% 14% 11% 10% 8% 8% 12% 7% 7% 5% 5% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 7% 7% 11% 12% 10% 13% 10% 11% 10% 13% 9% 9% 9% 12% 9% 10% 9% 12% 10% 11% 10% 13% 10% 11% 10% 13% 9% 10% 11% 10% 12% 26% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 26% 25% 26% 29% 28% Solar 30% 20% 20% 21% 10% 9% 9% 10% 12% 10% 9% 10% 15% 11% 10% 11% 12% 10% 11% 11% 7% 7% 8% 9% 13% 12% 12% 16% 12% 22% 8% 11% 12% 10% 6% 6% 7% 6% 31% 29%

U-Value Winter .29 .31 .31 .31 .29 .31 .31 .31 .29 .31 .31 .31 .29 .31 .31 .31 .29 .31 .31 .31 .29 .31 .31 .31 .30 .31 .30 .29 .31 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 .29 Summer .26 .28 .29 .28 .26 .28 .29 .28 .26 .28 .29 .28 .26 .28 .29 .28 .26 .28 .29 .28 .26 .28 .29 .28 .28 .29 .28 .26 .29 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 .26 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .43 .61 .45 .36 .35 .44 .33 .27 .27 .38 .29 .24 .30 .42 .32 .26 .36 .46 .34 .28 .32 .38 .29 .24 .33 .35 .47 .34 .29 .33 .25 .23 .24 .26 .23 .21 .21 .22 .36 .35 90 127 94 75 74 92 71 57 58 79 62 52 64 88 68 56 76 95 72 60 68 79 61 53 70 74 97 72 61 69 54 49 52 56 49 46 46 48 76 74 SHGC .37 .53 .39 .31 .31 .38 .29 .23 .24 .33 .25 .21 .26 .36 .27 .23 .31 .40 .29 .24 .28 .33 .25 .21 .29 .30 .41 .30 .25 .28 .22 .19 .21 .23 .19 .18 .18 .19 .31 .30 LSG 1.81 1.36 1.23 1.16 1.87 1.63 1.45 1.30 1.38 1.09 0.96 0.86 1.54 1.19 1.04 0.91 1.84 1.55 1.41 1.29 1.93 1.79 1.52 1.38 1.14 1.17 1.29 1.63 1.04 1.36 1.45 1.00 1.10 1.39 1.58 1.50 1.22 1.53 1.32 1.33 European U-Value 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

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67% 72% 48% 36% 58% 62% 42% 30% 33% 36% 24% 18% 40% 43% 28% 21% 57% 62% 41% 31% 54% 59% 38% 29% 33% 35% 53% 49% 26% 38% 32% 19% 23% 32% 30% 27% 22% 29% 41% 40%

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30 .23 .5 1.33 .5 1.00 1.21 .5 1.56 1.60 1.30 .21 .96 1.29 .27 .50 1.34 .26 .26 .26 .32 .17 .29 .17 .18 .29 .29 .31 .27 .28 .26 .5 1.84 1.30 .4 1.5 1.62 1.29 .27 .26 .4 1.26 .26 .26 .20 Relative Heat Gain 55 75 53 42 48 69 63 46 51 63 58 56 52 57 70 71 57 56 68 74 80 48 55 59 63 42 48 52 55 45 52 56 59 49 57 61 65 44 50 53 56 48 57 60 65 61 54 43 SHGC .71 1.26 .61 1.23 1.23 .26 .26 .53 2.20 .27 .29 .29 .30 .5 1.27 .28 2.26 .24 .29 .12 1.5 1.24 .30 .96 1.26 .26 .25 Shading Coefficient .42 1.26 .27 .4 1.46 1.26 .4 1.25 .5 1.25 .29 .29 .96 1.24 .53 1.29 .26 .5 1.29 Summer .26 .30 .26 .24 .4 065 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS .5 1.38 .5 1.14 1.27 .29 .30 .23 .26 .22 .27 .27 .26 .59 1.29 .5 1.29 .4 1.29 .19 .29 .5 1.29 .27 .14 1.26 .27 .26 .00 2.38 1.29 .29 .29 .30 .67 1.27 .58 1.29 .29 .29 .18 .17 LSG 1.21 .24 .28 .29 .25 .21 .4 1.4 1.29 .22 .22 .11 1.22 .26 .29 .20 .26 .27 .4 1.29 .77 1.26 .26 .26 .17 1.27 .5 1.25 1.26 .4 1.27 .30 .20 .5 1.25 .5 1.29 .14 1.27 .33 .32 1.26 .28 .29 .25 .19 .59 1.52 1.29 .24 .5 1.22 .22 .21 .26 .4 1.26 .29 .24 .29 .30 .5 1.5 1.35 .28 .25 .52 1.19 .5 1.29 .29 .26 .5 1.29 .26 .19 .19 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 19-45 VE 24-45 VE 26-45 VE 27-45 VE 28-45 VNE 1-63 VNE 2-63 VNE 3-63 VNE 4-63 VNE 6-63 VNE 7-63 VNE 8-63 VNE 11-63 VNE 12-63 VNE 13-63 VNE 15-63 VNE 19-63 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-59 VRE 2-38 VRE 2-46 VRE 2-54 VRE 2-59 VRE 3-38 VRE 3-46 VRE 3-54 VRE 3-59 VRE 4-38 VRE 4-46 VRE 4-54 VRE 4-59 VRE 6-38 VRE 6-46 VRE 6-54 VRE 6-59 VRE 7-38 VRE 7-46 VRE 7-54 VRE 7-59 VRE 19-38 VRE 19-46 VRE 19-54 VRE 19-59 VUE 1-50 VUE 2-50 VUE 3-50 27% 41% 24% 19% 29% 60% 51% 29% 36% 51% 47% 45% 36% 46% 66% 64% 44% 35% 41% 46% 50% 29% 35% 38% 42% 17% 21% 23% 25% 21% 25% 27% 30% 30% 35% 39% 43% 27% 32% 35% 39% 25% 30% 33% 37% 46% 40% 23% Solar 13% 26% 12% 8% 11% 23% 18% 11% 14% 18% 16% 15% 13% 15% 27% 26% 16% 16% 20% 22% 25% 12% 14% 16% 17% 9% 11% 12% 13% 10% 13% 14% 15% 12% 15% 17% 18% 10% 12% 13% 14% 12% 15% 16% 18% 18% 14% 9% U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% < 1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Reflectance Exterior Interior 6% 7% 6% 5% 6% 10% 10% 7% 7% 10% 9% 7% 6% 7% 10% 10% 8% 44% 34% 31% 30% 32% 25% 24% 23% 14% 12% 11% 11% 19% 15% 14% 14% 34% 26% 24% 23% 28% 23% 21% 20% 25% 20% 19% 18% 11% 10% 6% 25% 28% 25% 25% 25% 9% 10% 9% 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 9% 10% 11% 9% 20% 14% 14% 18% 19% 13% 14% 17% 19% 13% 14% 17% 19% 13% 14% 17% 19% 13% 14% 17% 19% 13% 14% 17% 19% 13% 14% 17% 10% 10% 9% Solar 12% 31% 10% 6% 6% 37% 12% 16% 20% 13% 7% 7% 8% 7% 55% 46% 18% 46% 40% 38% 38% 19% 16% 15% 15% 17% 15% 15% 15% 22% 19% 18% 18% 22% 19% 18% 17% 14% 12% 12% 11% 25% 22% 20% 21% 26% 10% 13% U-Value Winter .21 .29 .21 .29 .22 .25 .82 1.5 1.22 .23 .21 1.23 .31 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g L a m i n at e d L o w .5 1.26 .23 1.19 .26 .29 .30 1.53 1.26 .10 1.23 .96 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.22 .26 .5 1.26 .91 1.29 .19 1.5 1.29 .35 European U-Value 1.26 .27 .17 .31 .22 .25 .71 2.52 1.29 .29 .27 .5 1.27 .5 1.29 .4 1.26 .36 .5 1.32 1.28 .24 .5 1.5 1.4 1.29 .59 1.5 1.33 .20 .23 .27 .5 1.23 .29 .

17 .4 1.4 I n s u l at i n g L a m i n at e d L o w .30 .4 1.23 1.25 .29 .20 .26 .2 1.29 1.4 1.2 1.32 1.21 .25 .29 .31 .29 .2 1.21 .20 .25 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VUE 4-50 VUE 6-50 VUE 7-50 VUE 8-50 VUE 11-50 VUE 13-50 VUE 15-50 VUE 19-50 28% 39% 36% 34% 28% 51% 49% 34% Solar 11% 14% 13% 12% 11% 22% 21% 13% U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Reflectance Exterior Interior 7% 9% 9% 8% 7% 11% 11% 8% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% Solar 15% 10% 7% 7% 7% 35% 32% 14% U-Value Winter .21 .25 .22 .25 .2 1.21 .29 Summer .2 1.21 .32 .4 1.25 .29 .29 .25 .21 .29 .25 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .45 1.96 1.20 .52 1.32 1.18 .25 .17 .22 .2 1.25 Summer .35 .2 066 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .25 .25 .2 1.21 .36 1.18 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g L a m i n at e d L o w .18 .21 LSG 1.79 1.25 .25 .21 .21 .15 1.23 .2 1.18 .21 .21 .21 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .25 .20 1.E ( A r g o n F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-45 VE 2-45 VE 3-45 VE 4-45 VE 6-45 VE 7-45 VE 8-45 VE 11-45 VE 12-45 VE 13-45 VE 15-45 VE 19-45 VE 24-45 VE 26-45 VE 27-45 VE 28-45 38% 32% 19% 23% 32% 30% 27% 22% 29% 41% 40% 27% 41% 24% 19% 29% Solar 19% 13% 10% 12% 14% 11% 10% 10% 11% 26% 24% 13% 26% 12% 8% 11% U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Reflectance Exterior Interior 7% 7% 5% 5% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 7% 7% 6% 7% 6% 5% 6% 26% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 26% 25% 26% 29% 28% 25% 28% 25% 25% 25% Solar 22% 8% 11% 12% 10% 6% 6% 7% 6% 31% 29% 12% 31% 10% 6% 6% U-Value Winter .21 67 51 46 49 53 45 43 43 45 74 72 53 74 50 39 45 SHGC .2 1.21 .21 .24 46 54 50 48 46 63 62 51 SHGC .67 1.28 .22 .4 1.25 .80 1.56 1.33 1.56 1.2 1.20 .25 .2 1.18 .31 .21 .61 1.18 .21 .61 European U-Value 1.25 .25 .25 .4 1.23 .06 1.21 .62 European U-Value 1.25 .29 .25 .35 .2 1.19 .21 .20 .25 .2 1.35 .25 .25 .25 .29 .2 1.16 .24 .21 .22 .30 .96 1.18 LSG 1.19 1.25 .25 .77 1.21 .4 1.59 1.21 .2 1.23 .21 .

31 .32 .84 1.29 .2 mm) airspace or argon space.31 .90 1.35 .43 1.25 1.31 .29 .45 .29 .30 .31 .26 .6 1.40 .14 1.7 1.44 .29 .6 1.24 .39 .25 .30 .25 .31 .29 .29 .26 .30 .48 1.54 1.96 1. In some cases performance data changed in comparison to previous versions of LBNL’s WINDOW program.58 1.27 .54 .24 .30 .6 1.36 .20 1.29 .31 .5 1.45 .31 .31 .26 .6 1.35 1.21 .6 1.26 .29 .63 1.40 1.94 1.61 .29 . They were calculated using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) WINDOW 5.29 .29 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g Lo w .28 .5 1.32 .36 .38 .29 .31 .00 1.67 1.6 1.31 .7 1.32 1.6 1.33 .00 1.29 .27 .6 1.28 2.29 .26 .21 .3 software.37 .36 .6 1.28 1.34 .7 1.87 1.32 .24 .29 .31 .24 .32 Summer .7 1.87 1.29 .50 1.24 .38 .29 .46 .28 .14 1.29 .40 .29 .30 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .5 1.29 .32 .7 1.32 .29 .07 0.31 .31 .31 .5 1.26 .29 .40 .46 .32 .29 .7 1.50 .35 .7 1.32 .36 .00 0.40 .27 .7 1.29 .6 1.26 .46 .31 .23 .25 .6 1.63 .5 1.26 .31 .29 .28 .60 .46 1.29 .34 LSG 1.32 .30 .21 .23 .29 .29 .25 .15 1.29 .31 .29 .63 1.29 .37 .32 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) The performance data applies to insulating glass units with two plies (clear inboard) of 1/4" (6mm) glass and a 1/2" (13.44 . Product Transmittance Visible Solar 33% 47% 32% 24% 24% 31% 21% 16% 17% 25% 17% 13% 20% 28% 20% 15% 25% 33% 22% 17% 20% 24% 16% 13% 20% 24% 16% 12% 19% 24% 16% 12% 38% 59% 41% 30% 37% 56% 39% 29% U-V 10% 26% 21% 16% 6% 13% 10% 8% 4% 11% 8% 7% 5% 11% 9% 7% 6% 15% 12% 9% 8% 19% 16% 12% 3% 7% 6% 5% 5% 11% 9% 7% 14% 40% 32% 22% 11% 31% 25% 18% Reflectance Exterior Interior 11% 12% 16% 19% 9% 10% 12% 15% 6% 7% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 10% 10% 11% 13% 15% 8% 9% 12% 13% 8% 9% 12% 13% 7% 8% 9% 10% 12% 13% 17% 20% 11% 12% 16% 20% 12% 13% 11% 14% 11% 12% 11% 14% 10% 10% 10% 14% 10% 11% 10% 14% 11% 12% 11% 14% 11% 12% 11% 14% 11% 11% 10% 14% 10% 11% 11% 14% 12% 14% 12% 15% 12% 13% 11% 14% Solar 31% 21% 20% 21% 10% 9% 9% 10% 12% 10% 9% 10% 15% 11% 11% 11% 12% 10% 11% 11% 6% 7% 8% 8% 7% 7% 8% 8% 8% 7% 8% 8% 44% 28% 26% 27% 42% 27% 25% 25% U-Value Winter .6 1. The solar and optical data presented in this guide is center-of-glass data based on the National Fenestration Rating Council measurement standards.29 .5 1.32 .20 .32 .29 .31 .6 1.5 1.41 1.15 European U-Value 1.5 1.31 .69 .37 .7 1.6 1.29 .29 .33 .2/6.27 .6 1.6 1.29 .29 .73 1.19 1.70 .28 .38 2.6 067 VE 1-2M VE 1-85 VE 1-52 VE 1-42 VE 2-2M VE 2-85 VE 2-52 VE 2-42 VE 3-2M VE 3-85 VE 3-52 VE 3-42 VE 4-2M VE 4-85 VE 4-52 VE 4-42 VE 6-2M VE 6-85 VE 6-52 VE 6-42 VE 7-2M VE 7-85 VE 7-52 VE 7-42 VE 8-2M VE 8-85 VE 8-52 VE 8-42 VE 11-2M VE 11-85 VE 11-52 VE 11-42 VE 13-2M VE 13-85 VE 13-52 VE 13-42 VE 15-2M VE 15-85 VE 15-52 VE 15-42 70% 76% 50% 37% 60% 65% 43% 31% 35% 38% 25% 19% 41% 45% 30% 22% 60% 65% 43% 32% 54% 58% 39% 29% 54% 57% 37% 28% 45% 48% 32% 24% 75% 80% 53% 40% 73% 79% 52% 39% VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS .31 .43 .32 .32 .32 .29 .32 .5 1.31 .26 .44 .29 .7 1.24 .32 .6 1. The coating is applied to the second (#2) surface.5 1.6 1.26 .6 1.18 1.40 91 129 96 77 75 93 72 58 59 81 63 53 65 89 69 58 76 97 73 61 67 77 61 52 66 77 60 51 64 77 61 52 95 145 106 84 94 142 105 83 SHGC .51 .78 1.26 .26 .39 .31 1.31 .94 1.22 1.88 1.29 .

26 .7 1.42 .6 1.25 .32 .19 1.30 .5 1.7 1.20 .40 .31 .31 .7 1.6 1.31 .32 .16 1.32 .6 1.7 1.34 1.31 .20 .31 .6 1.57 1.27 .31 .26 .29 .29 .04 1.26 .29 .30 .31 .51 .7 1.18 .23 .25 .29 .29 .36 73 53 76 99 90 67 61 66 70 58 58 56 100 98 72 68 87 69 66 58 55 66 53 51 46 95 144 106 100 84 78 66 61 58 52 71 55 50 53 57 50 47 47 49 77 75 57 76 SHGC .35 .29 .23 .31 .31 .29 .61 1.26 .31 .26 .22 .55 1.31 .31 .7 1.81 2.19 .6 1.32 .20 .29 .29 .21 .29 .36 .26 .31 .5 1.26 .36 .5 1.29 .00 1.26 .42 .26 .27 .29 .32 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 19-2M VE 19-42 VE 19-52 VE 19-85 VE 1-48 VE 2-48 VE 3-48 VE 4-48 VE 6-48 VE 7-48 VE 8-48 VE 11-48 VE 13-48 VE 15-48 VE 19-48 VE 26-2M VE 26-85 VE 26-52 VE 26-48 VE 26-42 VE 27-2M VE 27-85 VE 27-52 VE 27-48 VE 27-42 VE 24-2M VE 24-85 VE 24-52 VE 24-48 VE 24-42 VE 12-85 VE 12-2M VE 12-52 VE 12-48 VE 12-42 VE 1-45 VE 2-45 VE 3-45 VE 4-45 VE 6-45 VE 7-45 VE 8-45 VE 11-45 VE 12-45 VE 13-45 VE 15-45 VE 19-45 VE 24-45 068 Reflectance Exterior Interior 8% 12% 10% 9% 17% 13% 7% 9% 14% 12% 12% 9% 18% 18% 11% 7% 8% 9% 10% 10% 6% 6% 7% 7% 8% 12% 13% 17% 18% 20% 9% 8% 11% 12% 13% 7% 7% 5% 5% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 7% 8% 6% 8% 11% 14% 11% 12% 11% 11% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 10% 11% 11% 10% 14% 10% 11% 10% 10% 13% 12% 14% 12% 11% 15% 12% 11% 11% 11% 14% 28% 28% 27% 28% 28% 28% 28% 28% 28% 30% 29% 28% 30% Solar 16% 13% 12% 12% 22% 10% 10% 12% 11% 8% 8% 8% 29% 28% 13% 13% 10% 10% 11% 11% 6% 6% 6% 7% 7% 44% 28% 26% 29% 27% 7% 7% 8% 8% 8% 22% 8% 11% 12% 10% 6% 6% 7% 6% 31% 29% 12% 31% U-Value Winter .29 .31 1.31 .31 .29 .40 1.44 .34 1.85 1.27 .30 .26 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .24 .27 .27 .11 1.29 .30 .26 .6 1.23 .04 1.30 .6 1.26 .6 1.5 Solar 24% 17% 23% 33% 30% 19% 16% 18% 21% 16% 15% 14% 38% 36% 21% 21% 29% 20% 19% 15% 15% 18% 13% 12% 10% 38% 59% 40% 38% 30% 24% 20% 16% 16% 13% 22% 15% 12% 14% 16% 12% 11% 11% 12% 28% 26% 15% 28% U-V 6% 10% 13% 16% 19% 9% 9% 8% 11% 14% 5% 7% 23% 23% 12% 6% 15% 12% 11% 9% 3% 7% 6% 5% 5% 14% 39% 31% 28% 22% 8% 3% 6% 6% 5% 10% 5% 4% 4% 5% 7% 2% 3% 3% 14% 12% 6% 14% 51% 27% 36% 55% 47% 39% 24% 28% 40% 36% 35% 28% 50% 49% 34% 45% 48% 32% 30% 24% 34% 36% 24% 23% 18% 74% 80% 52% 50% 39% 58% 54% 38% 36% 28% 39% 34% 20% 24% 33% 31% 29% 23% 30% 42% 41% 28% 41% V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .6 1.31 .7 1.5 1.24 .27 .22 .31 .48 .14 1.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g Lo w .24 .31 .31 .5 1.37 .70 1.29 .27 .26 .32 .7 1.29 .6 1.29 .21 .46 .25 .27 .29 .27 .29 .26 .23 .5 1.27 .29 .55 1.28 1.29 .41 .26 .22 .5 1.6 1.29 .30 1.53 1.5 1.27 1.29 .00 1.31 .29 .24 .34 .00 1.36 .20 .29 .5 1.5 1.21 .44 1.6 1.30 .29 .31 .5 1.29 .61 .58 1.35 .30 .18 1.34 .38 1.41 .43 .30 Summer .31 .28 .37 .31 .6 1.29 .29 .27 1.31 .30 .31 LSG 1.29 .15 1.23 .58 1.11 1.55 1.23 .28 .30 .14 1.29 .32 .32 .5 1.33 1.32 .26 .31 1.31 .31 .23 .7 1.30 .33 .32 1.48 .31 .40 .22 .26 .29 .6 1.6 1.7 1.31 .26 .5 1.7 1.08 1.20 1.30 .26 .5 1.37 .28 .00 1.30 .47 .29 .70 .29 .23 .14 1.23 .5 1.31 .17 1.57 1.19 1.26 .28 .48 .18 .21 .6 1.43 1.7 1.30 .6 1.31 .31 .52 1.30 .29 .5 1.43 .19 .22 1.5 1.29 .32 European U-Value 1.6 1.29 .26 .25 .33 .

22 .17 .27 .19 .24 .30 .29 .29 .24 .76 2.65 2.5 1.30 .92 1.24 .27 .29 Summer .22 .6 1.5 1.04 1.29 .29 .30 .30 .30 .30 .25 .27 .30 1.29 .30 .74 1.23 .29 .26 .29 .27 .41 European U-Value 1.5 1.30 .50 1.27 .29 .27 .41 1.20 .25 .30 .5 1.26 .29 .42 .26 .26 .26 .33 .26 .15 .26 .24 .29 .30 1.17 .27 .96 1.6 1.26 .21 .5 1.26 .29 .30 .42 .29 .29 .24 .26 .23 .23 .5 1.30 .30 .20 .26 .5 1.26 .28 .50 1.23 .36 .29 .30 .36 .5 1.5 1.6 1.22 .23 .41 .5 1.6 1.65 1.32 .5 1.29 .6 1.5 1.27 .35 .30 .23 .26 .27 .26 .6 1.27 .38 .22 .21 .22 .24 .26 .5 1.29 .6 1.30 .6 1.28 .30 .24 1.19 .18 .26 .30 .26 .21 .26 .5 1.5 071 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS .5 1.27 .13 1.5 1.30 .36 .77 1.30 .36 1.27 .27 .04 2.27 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g Lo w .37 .30 .21 .58 2.24 .30 .5 1.56 1.27 .33 .28 1.31 .56 1.26 .26 .28 .30 .23 1.58 1.27 .45 1.29 .28 1.18 .21 .26 .43 1.30 .23 .26 .5 1.33 .30 .52 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.55 1.E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VRE 11-54 VRE 11-59 VRE 13-38 VRE 13-46 VRE 13-54 VRE 13-59 VRE 15-38 VRE 15-46 VRE 15-54 VRE 15-59 VRE 19-38 VRE 19-46 VRE 19-54 VRE 19-59 VRE 26-38 VRE 26-46 VRE 26-54 VRE 26-59 VRE 27-38 VRE 27-46 VRE 27-54 VRE 27-59 VRE 24-59 VRE 24-54 VRE 24-46 VRE 24-38 VRE 12-59 VRE 12-54 VRE 12-46 VRE 12-38 VNE 1-63 VNE 2-63 VNE 3-63 VNE 4-63 VNE 6-63 VNE 7-63 VNE 8-63 VNE 11-63 VNE 12-63 VNE 13-63 VNE 15-63 VNE 19-63 VNE 27-63 VNE 24-63 VNE 26-63 VUE 1-50 VUE 2-50 VUE 3-50 30% 34% 38% 45% 50% 56% 38% 45% 49% 55% 26% 31% 34% 38% 23% 27% 30% 33% 17% 21% 23% 25% 56% 50% 45% 38% 40% 36% 33% 28% 62% 53% 30% 37% 53% 48% 47% 37% 47% 66% 65% 45% 30% 66% 39% 48% 41% 24% Solar 14% 15% 23% 29% 31% 34% 22% 27% 29% 33% 13% 17% 18% 20% 12% 15% 16% 18% 8% 10% 11% 12% 34% 31% 29% 22% 16% 14% 13% 11% 24% 20% 12% 15% 20% 17% 16% 14% 16% 27% 27% 17% 12% 27% 16% 20% 15% 10% U-V 7% 7% 19% 24% 25% 25% 14% 18% 19% 20% 7% 10% 10% 11% 7% 9% 9% 10% 3% 4% 5% 5% 25% 24% 23% 18% 5% 5% 5% 4% 5% 3% 2% 2% 3% 4% 1% 2% 2% 6% 5% 3% 1% 7% 3% 5% 3% 2% Reflectance Exterior Interior 16% 15% 47% 36% 33% 32% 46% 35% 33% 31% 26% 20% 19% 18% 20% 16% 15% 15% 14% 11% 11% 11% 32% 33% 36% 46% 20% 20% 22% 27% 10% 10% 7% 8% 10% 9% 8% 6% 8% 11% 11% 8% 6% 11% 7% 11% 10% 6% 15% 19% 23% 16% 17% 20% 22% 15% 16% 19% 21% 15% 16% 19% 21% 14% 15% 19% 21% 14% 15% 18% 20% 17% 16% 23% 19% 16% 15% 21% 10% 11% 10% 11% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10% 11% 11% 10% 9% 11% 10% 11% 11% 10% Solar 11% 11% 62% 53% 50% 52% 59% 51% 51% 49% 25% 22% 20% 21% 20% 17% 16% 17% 10% 9% 9% 9% 51% 50% 53% 62% 11% 11% 12% 14% 37% 12% 16% 20% 13% 7% 7% 8% 7% 55% 46% 18% 7% 55% 15% 26% 10% 13% U-Value Winter .26 .30 .5 1.53 1.30 .28 .22 .5 1.25 .29 .5 1.30 .58 1.76 2.30 .27 .5 1.27 .58 1.30 .53 1.27 .27 .5 1.25 .30 .5 1.24 1.17 LSG 1.22 .28 1.86 1.23 .5 1.5 1.30 .6 1.27 .33 .6 1.14 2.35 .04 2.26 .52 1.30 .26 .29 .28 2.5 1.34 .33 .38 .29 .32 1.71 1.29 .27 .18 .35 .27 .29 .27 .00 2.26 .35 1.29 .27 .5 1.5 1.27 .5 1.29 .21 .20 .6 1.32 1.25 .27 .04 1.26 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .30 .26 .26 .27 .6 1.19 .6 1.58 1.20 .26 .26 .30 .31 .6 1.26 .20 52 55 59 74 79 87 59 73 78 86 49 58 61 66 46 54 57 61 39 44 46 48 87 79 74 59 56 53 50 44 70 64 47 52 64 59 57 52 57 70 71 58 47 70 55 62 55 44 SHGC .

26 .22 .29 .5 1.29 .29 .29 .20 .29 .5 1.20 .5 1.4 072 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .26 .26 .22 .26 .20 .29 .26 .18 .5 1.82 1.15 .5 1.26 .27 .26 .26 .23 .19 .26 .5 1.E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VUE 4-50 VUE 6-50 VUE 7-50 VUE 8-50 VUE 11-50 VUE 13-50 VUE 15-50 VUE 19-50 VUE 26-50 VUE 24-50 VUE 1-40 VUE 2-40 VUE 3-40 VUE 4-40 VUE 6-40 VUE 19-40 VUE 24-40 VUE 26-40 VUE 27-40 VUE 27-50 VUE 7-40 VUE 8-40 VUE 11-40 VUE 12-40 VUE 13-40 VUE 15-40 VUE 12-50 29% 42% 38% 37% 29% 52% 51% 36% 31% 51% 40% 34% 20% 24% 34% 29% 42% 26% 19% 24% 31% 30% 24% 31% 43% 42% 37% Solar 12% 16% 14% 13% 11% 23% 23% 15% 13% 23% 16% 13% 9% 10% 13% 12% 19% 11% 8% 10% 11% 11% 9% 11% 19% 18% 13% U-V 2% 3% 4% 2% 2% 6% 6% 3% 3% 7% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% 2% Reflectance Exterior Interior 7% 10% 9% 9% 7% 12% 12% 8% 7% 12% 16% 12% 7% 8% 13% 10% 16% 9% 7% 6% 11% 11% 8% 11% 16% 16% 9% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 11% 11% 11% 12% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 16% 15% 15% 10% 15% 15% 15% 15% 16% 15% 11% Solar 15% 11% 7% 7% 7% 37% 35% 15% 12% 37% 27% 10% 11% 14% 12% 15% 36% 12% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 36% 34% 7% U-Value Winter .33 1.93 1.71 1.16 .26 .31 .26 .31 .20 .5 1.18 .29 .23 .29 .5 1.85 1.29 .29 .26 .24 .26 .26 .67 1.29 .29 .26 .22 .29 .81 1.31 .26 .5 1.41 1.21 .79 1.22 .4 1.17 .53 1.4 1.4 1.72 1.23 .53 1.5 1.5 1.41 1.95 1.21 .5 1.72 1.29 Summer .29 .29 .5 1.85 European U-Value 1.29 .5 1.18 .23 .26 .23 47 56 51 50 47 65 65 53 50 65 54 48 40 42 49 46 55 44 38 43 46 44 42 45 55 55 50 SHGC .61 1.26 .5 1.26 .26 .26 .15 .26 .25 .17 .22 .91 1.20 LSG 1.26 .29 .26 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .26 .96 1.29 .26 .5 1.26 .70 1.4 1.26 .29 .83 1.4 1.29 .29 .21 .26 .55 1.4 1.17 .26 .29 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g Lo w .29 .25 .18 .5 1.22 .89 1.18 .5 1.19 .19 .21 .19 .21 .4 1.29 .26 .19 .27 .20 .22 .5 1.29 .27 1.50 1.91 1.53 1.29 .26 .17 .20 .

21 .57 1.24 .32 1.25 .21 .67 1.25 .25 .25 .36 .22 .26 .26 Summer .58 1.28 .33 .22 .24 .21 .22 .22 .26 .19 .22 .20 .25 .26 .22 .2 1.25 .18 .25 .25 .2 1.2 1.35 1.2 1.25 .26 .2 1.29 1.67 1.22 .18 .31 .50 1.33 1.22 .21 .24 LSG 1.2 1.25 .22 .21 .20 1.74 1.22 .25 .31 .21 .22 .21 .22 .35 .29 .23 .2 1.21 .2 073 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS .25 .2 1.2 1.22 .26 .22 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .74 1.22 .16 .35 1.26 .23 .37 .22 .22 .21 .2 1.61 1.2 1.25 .2 1.33 .22 .21 .25 .2 1.22 .2 1.22 .21 .05 1.E ( A r g o n F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-45 VE 2-45 VE 3-45 VE 4-45 VE 6-45 VE 7-45 VE 8-45 VE 11-45 VE 12-45 VE 13-45 VE 15-45 VE 19-45 VE 24-45 VE 26-45 VE 27-45 VE 28-45 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-59 VRE 2-38 VRE 2-46 VRE 2-54 VRE 2-59 VRE 3-38 VRE 3-46 VRE 3-54 VRE 3-59 VRE 4-38 VRE 4-46 VRE 4-54 VRE 4-59 VRE 6-38 VRE 6-46 VRE 6-54 VRE 6-59 VRE 7-38 VRE 7-46 VRE 7-54 VRE 7-59 VRE 15-38 VRE 15-46 VRE 15-54 VRE 15-59 VRE 26-38 VRE 26-46 VRE 26-54 VRE 26-59 39% 34% 20% 24% 33% 31% 29% 23% 30% 42% 41% 28% 41% 25% 19% 30% 36% 43% 48% 53% 30% 36% 40% 44% 18% 22% 24% 27% 22% 26% 29% 32% 31% 37% 41% 45% 28% 33% 37% 41% 38% 45% 49% 55% 23% 27% 30% 33% Solar 22% 15% 12% 14% 16% 12% 11% 11% 12% 28% 26% 15% 28% 14% 9% 12% 19% 23% 26% 28% 13% 16% 17% 19% 10% 12% 14% 15% 11% 14% 16% 17% 14% 17% 19% 20% 11% 13% 15% 16% 22% 28% 30% 33% 12% 15% 16% 18% U-V 10% 5% 4% 4% 5% 7% 2% 3% 3% 14% 12% 6% 14% 6% 3% 3% 12% 16% 17% 17% 6% 7% 8% 8% 5% 7% 7% 7% 5% 7% 7% 7% 7% 9% 10% 10% 9% 11% 12% 13% 14% 18% 19% 20% 7% 9% 9% 10% Reflectance Exterior Interior 7% 7% 5% 5% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 7% 8% 6% 8% 6% 5% 6% 44% 34% 32% 30% 33% 26% 24% 23% 14% 12% 11% 11% 19% 15% 14% 14% 34% 26% 24% 24% 29% 23% 21% 20% 46% 35% 33% 31% 20% 16% 15% 15% 28% 28% 27% 28% 28% 28% 28% 28% 28% 30% 29% 28% 30% 28% 28% 28% 21% 15% 16% 19% 21% 15% 16% 19% 21% 14% 15% 19% 21% 14% 15% 19% 21% 15% 16% 19% 21% 15% 16% 19% 22% 15% 16% 19% 21% 14% 15% 19% Solar 22% 8% 11% 12% 10% 6% 6% 7% 6% 31% 29% 12% 31% 10% 6% 6% 46% 40% 38% 38% 19% 16% 15% 15% 17% 15% 15% 15% 22% 19% 18% 18% 22% 19% 18% 18% 14% 12% 12% 11% 59% 51% 48% 49% 20% 17% 16% 17% U-Value Winter .2 1.61 1.22 .32 .16 .26 .2 1.16 1.26 .18 .25 .20 .2 1.34 .20 .2 1.25 .54 1.2 1.21 .22 .25 .85 1.2 1.27 1.25 .26 .2 1.62 1.20 .21 .2 1.25 .2 1.27 .24 .25 .2 1.22 .26 .38 .2 1.65 1.25 .2 1.22 .19 .20 .2 1.36 .2 1.30 .21 .64 1.29 1.25 .18 .21 .21 .21 .21 .25 .2 1.25 .53 1.22 .63 1.30 .27 .25 .25 .22 .2 1.2 1.22 .2 1.19 .17 .2 1.20 .24 .24 .53 1.2 1.20 .76 1.36 .28 .39 1.21 .17 .2 1.50 1.29 1.22 .25 .25 .24 .17 .21 .19 .21 .25 .18 .37 1.2 1.24 .22 .22 .35 .13 1.2 1.38 European U-Value 1.22 .25 .2 1.25 .86 1.28 .21 .25 .21 .2 1.2 1.2 1.26 .25 .20 1.2 1.25 .22 .21 .30 .67 1.30 1.20 .25 .21 .55 1.25 .22 .22 .25 .19 .2 1.61 1.73 1.25 .25 .21 .32 .36 1.25 .18 .25 .28 68 52 47 50 54 46 44 43 45 75 73 54 74 51 40 46 55 68 74 79 45 53 57 61 40 46 49 53 42 50 54 58 47 55 59 64 41 47 50 53 57 72 77 85 43 51 54 58 SHGC .32 1.63 1.25 .2 1.35 1.25 .21 .23 .22 .24 .26 .25 .71 1.21 .25 .2 1.17 .23 .26 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g L a m i n at e d L o w .31 .19 1.19 .21 .21 .41 .25 .19 1.2 1.27 .2 1.21 .

21 .21 .14 .23 .E ( A r g o n F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VRE 27-38 VRE 27-46 VRE 27-54 VRE 27-59 VRE 24-59 VRE 24-54 VRE 24-46 VRE 24-38 VNE 1-63 VNE 2-63 VNE 3-63 VNE 4-63 VNE 6-63 VNE 7-63 VNE 8-63 VNE 11-63 VNE 12-63 VNE 13-63 VNE 15-63 VNE 19-63 VNE 27-63 VNE 24-63 VNE 26-63 VUE 1-50 VUE 2-50 VUE 3-50 VUE 4-50 VUE 6-50 VUE 7-50 VUE 8-50 VUE 11-50 VUE 13-50 VUE 15-50 VUE 19-50 VUE 26-50 VUE 27-50 VUE 24-50 VUE 1-40 VUE 2-40 VUE 3-40 VUE 4-40 VUE 6-40 VUE 19-40 VUE 24-40 VUE 26-40 VUE 27-40 17% 21% 23% 25% 56% 50% 45% 38% 62% 53% 30% 37% 53% 48% 47% 37% 47% 66% 65% 45% 30% 66% 39% 49% 41% 24% 29% 42% 38% 37% 29% 52% 51% 36% 31% 24% 51% 40% 34% 20% 24% 34% 29% 42% 26% 19% Solar 8% 10% 11% 12% 34% 31% 29% 22% 24% 20% 12% 15% 20% 17% 16% 14% 16% 27% 27% 17% 12% 27% 16% 20% 15% 11% 12% 16% 14% 13% 11% 23% 23% 15% 13% 10% 23% 16% 13% 9% 10% 13% 12% 19% 11% 8% U-V 3% 4% 5% 5% 25% 24% 23% 18% 5% 3% 2% 2% 3% 4% 1% 2% 2% 6% 5% 2% 1% 7% 3% 5% 3% 2% 2% 3% 4% 2% 2% 6% 6% 3% 3% 2% 7% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% Reflectance Exterior Interior 14% 11% 11% 11% 32% 33% 36% 46% 10% 10% 7% 8% 10% 9% 8% 6% 8% 11% 11% 8% 6% 11% 7% 12% 10% 6% 7% 10% 9% 9% 7% 12% 12% 8% 7% 6% 12% 16% 12% 7% 8% 13% 10% 16% 9% 7% 21% 14% 15% 18% 20% 17% 16% 23% 10% 11% 10% 11% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10% 11% 11% 10% 9% 11% 10% 11% 11% 10% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 11% 11% 11% 10% 12% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 16% 15% 15% Solar 10% 9% 9% 9% 51% 50% 53% 62% 37% 12% 16% 20% 13% 7% 7% 8% 7% 55% 46% 18% 7% 55% 15% 26% 9% 11% 14% 11% 7% 7% 7% 37% 35% 15% 12% 6% 37% 26% 10% 11% 14% 12% 15% 36% 12% 7% U-Value Winter .22 .33 .1 1.21 .1 1.1 1.22 .20 .25 .25 .25 .2 1.20 .24 .17 .20 .25 .14 1.2 1.17 .90 1.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S I n s u l at i n g L a m i n at e d L o w .24 .20 .1 1.1 1.25 .1 1.1 1.30 .1 1.14 LSG 1.20 .20 .22 .20 .23 .30 .1 1.20 .21 .18 .21 .20 .24 .35 1.12 2.26 .20 .25 .85 2.20 .1 074 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .16 .23 .1 1.20 .21 .25 .26 .25 .1 1.20 .27 .89 1.24 .25 .30 .09 2.28 2.35 .00 1.1 1.25 .20 .29 .24 .2 1.25 .25 .20 .20 .26 .19 .37 .25 .79 1.29 .36 1.1 1.50 1.21 .17 .25 .20 .2 1.25 .32 .21 .26 .39 1.25 .19 .25 .1 1.16 .1 1.20 .2 1.20 .1 1.63 1.25 .16 .1 1.43 1.22 .96 1.22 .67 1.91 1.19 .25 .24 1.21 .56 1.25 .28 .21 .1 1.25 .21 1.86 1.33 .21 .25 .2 1.21 .21 .1 1.18 .26 .2 1.20 .1 1.25 .33 .28 .25 .21 .22 .26 .30 .19 .24 .20 .22 .61 1.1 1.91 2.1 1.26 .1 1.18 .20 .25 .24 .22 .96 1.60 1.17 .24 .26 .18 .00 1.1 1.26 .1 1.20 .25 .18 .63 1.15 .21 .41 1.21 .25 .18 .2 1.22 .31 1.21 .71 1.95 1.25 .56 1.1 1.21 .16 36 40 43 45 96 78 73 58 68 61 44 49 61 56 54 49 54 69 70 55 44 68 52 61 52 41 45 53 48 47 43 63 62 50 47 39 63 51 45 36 39 46 43 53 41 35 SHGC .95 1.1 1.22 .96 1.2 1.21 2.1 1.25 .25 .22 .29 .25 .29 .2 1.25 .25 .20 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .20 .19 .25 .24 .2 1.24 .25 .25 .22 .19 .71 2.24 .25 .1 1.2 1.14 .21 .2 1.21 .32 .24 Summer .21 .36 .18 .25 .85 2.96 1.41 .1 1.80 1.29 .1 1.20 .19 .20 .17 .67 2.20 .25 .23 .22 .26 .21 .21 .36 European U-Value 1.16 .24 .20 .58 2.50 1.1 1.24 .23 .12 1.21 .14 2.20 .

28 .37 .63 1.13 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .19 .9 0.25 104 77 75 71 59 67 61 57 47 39 59 51 SHGC .39 1.17 .17 .28 .13 .29 .14 .13 .16 .16 .16 .8 0.54 1.33 1.25 .28 .15 .E ( A r g o n F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-85 VE 1-2M VE 1-52 VE 1-48 VE 1-42 VRE 1-59 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-30 VNE 1-63 VUE 1-50 65% 60% 43% 40% 32% 45% 41% 37% 31% 24% 53% 42% Solar 33% 26% 23% 21% 17% 21% 19% 18% 14% 11% 20% 16% U-V 12% 5% 10% 9% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 5% 2% 3% Reflectance Exterior Interior 16% 14% 17% 18% 20% 32% 33% 35% 45% 48% 12% 12% 16% 16% 15% 15% 17% 21% 19% 18% 23% 18% 15% 15% Solar 23% 32% 21% 23% 22% 39% 38% 40% 47% 47% 38% 27% U-Value Winter . They were calculated using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) WINDOW 5.14 .60 2.23 .16 .27 .13 .16 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .63 1.13 .13 .8 0. The coating is applied to the second (#2) surface.61 1. If double coated.17 .30 .61 1.17 .24 .2mm) airspaces or argon spaces.16 .37 .38 1.17 .16 .13 .8 VE 1-85 VE 1-2M VE 1-52 VE 1-48 VE 1-42 VRE 1-59 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-30 VNE 1-63 VUE 1-50 65% 60% 43% 40% 32% 45% 41% 37% 31% 24% 53% 42% T r i p l e I n s u l at i n g D o u b l e C o at e d Lo w .8 0.51 .36 .32 .31 .24 .13 .88 1.61 1.16 .16 .13 .36 .14 .25 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S T r i p l e I n s u l at i n g D o u b l e C o at e d Lo w .21 2.7 0.2/6.7 0.50 2.7 0.16 . In some cases performance data changed in comparison to previous versions of LBNL’s WINDOW program.39 1.7 0. a VE-85 coating is applied to the fourth (#4) surface.25 .18 .13 Summer .13 .48 1.19 .32 .48 1.16 .7 0.13 .9 0. The solar and optical data presented in this guide is center-of-glass data based on the National Fenestration Rating Council measurement standards.9 0.7 0.7 0.32 .13 .21 LSG 1.12 2.9 0.7 0.17 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) The performance data applies to triple insulating glass units with three plies (clear lites unless otherwise specified) of 1/4" (6mm) glass and two 1/2" (13.16 .64 1.28 .24 .8 0.16 .27 .7 0.17 .29 .17 .28 1.8 0.16 . Product Transmittance Visible Solar 33% 26% 23% 21% 17% 21% 19% 18% 14% 11% 20% 16% U-V 12% 5% 10% 9% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 5% 2% 3% Reflectance Exterior Interior 16% 14% 17% 18% 20% 32% 33% 35% 45% 48% 12% 12% 16% 16% 15% 15% 17% 21% 19% 18% 23% 18% 15% 15% Solar 23% 32% 21% 23% 22% 39% 38% 40% 47% 47% 38% 27% U-Value Winter .88 1.14 .14 .17 .16 .51 .64 1.21 LSG 1.7 0.14 .18 .28 .8 0.14 .34 .13 .14 .24 104 76 74 70 58 66 60 56 46 38 58 50 SHGC .7 0.7 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 075 .32 .25 .44 .13 .3 software.28 .13 .31 .22 .33 1.22 .16 Summer .00 European U-Value 0.29 .00 European U-Value 0.34 .8 0.44 .

23 .22 .9 0.26 1.28 .36 .19 .46 1.40 .1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.28 .26 .26 .35 .1 T r i p l e I n s u l at i n g S i n g l e C o at e d L o w .0 1.2 1.25 .24 .22 .22 .21 .19 .57 1.49 .35 .20 .26 .30 .22 .E ( A i r F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-85 VE 1-2M VE 1-52 VE 1-48 VE 1-42 VE 1-55 VE 1-40 VRE 1-59 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-30 VNE 1-63 VUE 1-50 68% 63% 44% 42% 33% 42% 33% 47% 42% 38% 32% 25% 55% 43% Solar 38% 28% 26% 25% 20% 23% 17% 24% 21% 20% 16% 12% 21% 17% U-V 21% 8% 17% 15% 13% 11% 8% 14% 13% 12% 10% 8% 4% 4% Reflectance Exterior Interior 17% 15% 18% 19% 20% 13% 16% 33% 34% 36% 45% 48% 13% 13% 18% 17% 17% 17% 19% 21% 23% 23% 21% 20% 25% 20% 16% 17% Solar 23% 32% 21% 23% 21% 22% 25% 39% 38% 40% 47% 47% 38% 27% U-Value Winter .36 .32 1.57 .0 0.18 1.20 .22 .32 .52 1.30 .30 .17 .20 .23 LSG 1.E ( A r g o n F i l l e d ) Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-85 VE 1-2M VE 1-52 VE 1-48 VE 1-42 VE 1-55 VE 1-40 VRE 1-59 VRE 1-54 VRE 1-46 VRE 1-38 VRE 1-30 VNE 1-63 VUE 1-50 68% 63% 44% 42% 33% 42% 33% 47% 42% 38% 32% 25% 55% 43% Solar 38% 28% 26% 25% 20% 23% 17% 24% 21% 20% 16% 12% 21% 17% U-V 21% 8% 17% 15% 13% 11% 8% 14% 13% 12% 10% 8% 4% 4% Reflectance Exterior Interior 17% 15% 18% 19% 20% 13% 16% 33% 34% 36% 45% 48% 13% 13% 18% 17% 17% 17% 19% 21% 23% 23% 21% 20% 25% 20% 16% 17% Solar 23% 32% 21% 23% 21% 22% 25% 39% 38% 40% 47% 47% 38% 27% U-Value Winter .52 1.23 .20 .18 Summer .17 .39 .34 .30 .56 1.32 .17 .30 .12 1.18 1.23 .18 .23 .18 .20 .31 .19 .21 .0 1.41 .23 .2 1.21 .1 1.27 1.41 .2 1.19 .39 1.46 1.21 .49 .39 1.0 1.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S T r i p l e I n s u l at i n g S i n g l e C o at e d L o w .57 1.18 .85 1.32 .17 .31 .26 117 82 85 81 68 75 60 73 67 62 51 43 63 55 SHGC .18 .26 .85 1.19 .9 0.19 .36 .34 .22 LSG 1.38 1.22 1.30 .19 .35 .20 .21 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .21 .47 2.22 .28 .20 .0 1.1 1.2 1.9 076 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .21 .9 0.1 1.9 0.22 .57 .50 1.87 European U-Value 1.33 .17 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .18 .21 .19 .34 .19 .39 .1 1.21 Summer .19 .1 1.20 .26 116 81 84 80 67 74 59 73 66 62 50 42 62 54 SHGC .32 .22 .22 .28 .21 .22 .24 .47 2.27 .23 .0 0.12 1.35 1.9 0.24 1.21 .35 1.19 .95 European U-Value 1.22 .9 0.39 .22 .17 .23 .9 1.24 .20 .28 .

55 .26 .39 .S C REEN T A B LES VE 1 .6 1.5 1.29 .46 .31 .43 .54 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 1 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VE-2M (Low-E) coating.31 .37 .35 1.29 .38 .50 1.5 1.29 .30 .5 1.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S SIL K .6 1.31 .5 1.77 1.26 .23 .63 1.26 .70 1.6 1.46 .31 .29 . Viraspan Silk-screen Coverage Color V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 70% 60% 58% 55% 51% 49% 45% 44% 39% 39% 33% Solar 33% 28% 27% 25% 24% 23% 21% 20% 18% 18% 15% U-V 10% 8% 8% 7% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5% 4% 4% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 11% 5% 11% 17% 11% 20% 12% 22% 12% 24% 12% 12% 18% 13% 20% 14% 23% 15% 26% 16% 30% 17% 31% 30% 27% 29% 25% 29% 23% 29% 22% 28% 20% .5 1.26 .5 VE 1 .29 .40 .27 .29 .26 .70 1.5 1.29 .29 .5 1.33 .49 .45 .6 1.13 1.31 .6 1.82 1.5 1.84 1.41 1.6 1.26 .29 .26 .36 1.6 1.31 .38 .31 .29 .29 .6 1.29 .5 1.27 1.47 .26 1.29 .28 .35 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 129 113 111 105 102 97 93 89 84 81 75 .31 .29 .2 M INSULAT ING SIL K .33 1.26 .26 .35 .29 . Viraspan Silk-screen Coverage Color V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 76% 64% 62% 59% 55% 53% 49% 47% 42% 42% 35% Solar 47% 40% 39% 36% 35% 33% 31% 29% 27% 26% 23% U-V 26% 21% 21% 18% 19% 16% 16% 13% 13% 11% 11% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 12% 16% 12% 18% 12% 20% 12% 23% 13% 25% 13% 13% 20% 15% 23% 16% 26% 17% 30% 18% 34% 19% 21% 22% 19% 22% 18% 23% 17% 23% 16% 24% 16% .31 .26 .26 .6 1.33 .6 1.24 .44 .25 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 91 80 78 74 72 69 66 63 60 58 54 .32 .29 .34 .34 1.31 .42 .31 1.38 .31 .26 .29 .51 .75 1.31 .8 5 INSULAT ING SIL K .40 .63 .69 1.30 .37 .81 1.29 .27 .28 .31 .29 .20 1.29 .5 1.33 .22 1.29 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 2 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VE-85 (Low-E) coating.6 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 077 .44 .67 1.28 1.35 .54 .29 .27 1.

26 .27 1.29 .6 1.31 .32 .4 5 INSULAT ING SIL K .29 .43 .5 1.16 1.6 VE 1 .26 .26 .23 1.5 1.31 .37 .19 .23 .5 1.5 1.25 .22 .04 1.04 1.5 1.31 .6 1.38 .31 .11 1.26 .28 1.30 .31 .31 .29 .18 1.30 .31 .29 .22 1.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 4 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VE-45 (Low-E) coating.27 .26 .26 .29 .26 .30 .33 .29 .34 .24 .4 8 INSULAT ING SIL K .21 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 71 63 62 59 58 55 54 51 49 47 45 .26 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 90 80 79 75 73 69 67 64 62 59 56 .5 1.5 078 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .30 .30 .14 1.32 .20 1.25 .6 1.12 1.30 .6 1.24 .26 1.5 1.35 .30 .30 .6 1.27 .26 .5 1.22 .24 .33 .29 .25 .29 .S C REEN T A B LES VE 1 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 3 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VE-48 (Low-E) coating.37 .30 .28 .30 .27 1.31 .26 .00 1.31 .5 1.23 .6 1.5 1.30 .00 1.22 1. Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 39% 33% 32% 30% 29% 27% 25% 24% 22% 21% 18% Solar 22% 19% 18% 17% 16% 16% 15% 14% 13% 12% 11% U-V 10% 8% 8% 7% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5% 4% 4% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 7% 13% 9% 15% 9% 18% 10% 21% 11% 23% 12% 28% 30% 29% 31% 29% 32% 29% 33% 30% 34% 30% 22% 23% 20% 23% 19% 24% 18% 24% 18% 25% 17% .29 .6 1.26 .6 1.20 .31 .27 .29 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S SIL K .29 .18 1.30 .26 .6 1.22 .10 1.35 .26 .13 1.30 .29 .21 1.34 1.31 .29 .30 .20 .26 .6 1.25 1.26 .31 .28 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 47% 40% 39% 36% 34% 33% 30% 29% 26% 25% 22% Solar 30% 26% 25% 23% 22% 21% 20% 19% 17% 17% 15% U-V 19% 16% 16% 14% 14% 12% 12% 10% 10% 8% 8% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 17% 21% 16% 22% 16% 24% 16% 26% 16% 27% 15% 11% 13% 12% 15% 12% 16% 12% 17% 13% 19% 13% 22% 23% 20% 23% 19% 24% 18% 24% 17% 25% 16% .29 .11 1.

26 .27 .29 .29 .14 1. Silk-screened glass requires heat treating.28 .31 .5 1.25 .30 .30 .36 .30 .31 .5 1.27 .4 2 INSULAT ING SIL K . The performance data for Tables 1-5 applies to insulating glass units constructed with two plies of 1/4” (6 mm) clear glass.27 .25 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 37% 32% 31% 29% 27% 26% 24% 23% 21% 20% 17% Solar 24% 20% 20% 19% 18% 17% 16% 15% 14% 13% 12% U-V 16% 12% 13% 11% 11% 9% 9% 8% 8% 6% 6% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 19% 22% 18% 24% 18% 25% 17% 27% 17% 28% 16% 14% 16% 14% 16% 15% 17% 15% 18% 15% 19% 15% 21% 22% 19% 22% 18% 23% 17% 23% 17% 24% 16% .20 1.48 1.29 .29 . a 1/2” (13.27 .30 .32 .08 1.6 1.85 1.29 . *LSG refers to Light to Solar Gain ratio.27 .6 1.31 .55 1.60 1.2 mm) air space and a white (V175) or warm gray (V933) silk-screen pattern and a VE (Low-E) coating on the second (#2) surface.32 .26 .44 1.5 1.23 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 81 72 71 67 66 62 60 58 55 53 50 .27 .24 .6 1.29 .33 .27 .22 .5 1.04 1.5 9 INSULAT ING SIL K .29 .32 .29 .29 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 5 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VE-42 (Low-E) coating.5 1.26 .43 1.52 1.42 1.29 .21 .27 .25 .27 .31 .6 1.30 .31 .20 1.39 .6 1.30 .30 .05 1.12 1.27 .31 .20 . VRE 1 .31 .21 .6 1.29 .6 *SHGC refers to Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.28 .32 1.5 1.29 .5 1.6 1. Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 53% 45% 43% 41% 39% 37% 34% 33% 29% 29% 24% Solar 28% 24% 23% 22% 21% 20% 18% 17% 16% 15% 13% U-V 17% 14% 14% 12% 12% 10% 10% 9% 9% 7% 7% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 30% 31% 27% 32% 25% 32% 24% 32% 22% 33% 21% 19% 23% 20% 24% 21% 26% 21% 28% 22% 29% 22% 38% 36% 33% 35% 31% 34% 28% 33% 26% 32% 23% .27 .5 VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 079 .5 1.30 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S VE 1 .31 .27 .29 .30 .23 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 77 68 68 64 63 60 58 55 54 51 49 .00 .28 .27 .30 .23 .31 .6 1.29 .25 .29 .31 .33 .6 1.30 .27 .48 1.23 .27 .5 1.30 .24 .6 1.00 1.08 1.15 1.31 .38 1.27 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 6 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VRE-59 (Radiant Low-E) coating.23 .20 1.5 1.34 .31 .22 .20 1.31 .

5 1.30 .16 1.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 8 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VRE-46 (Radiant Low-E) coating.30 .20 .30 1.28 .5 1.5 1.30 .35 .27 .25 .27 .5 1.5 1.5 1.27 .5 1.5 1.25 .23 .30 .30 .20 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 69 62 61 58 57 54 53 50 49 46 44 .25 .36 1.43 1.27 .30 .27 .35 1.5 1.31 .30 .5 1.27 .27 .21 .5 VRE 1 .33 1.27 .25 .27 .44 1.30 .23 .25 .20 .18 1.38 1.22 .27 .30 .31 .27 .23 .25 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 43% 36% 35% 33% 31% 30% 28% 27% 24% 23% 20% Solar 23% 20% 19% 18% 17% 16% 15% 14% 13% 13% 11% U-V 16% 12% 13% 11% 11% 9% 9% 8% 8% 6% 6% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 34% 34% 30% 34% 28% 35% 26% 35% 24% 35% 22% 15% 17% 16% 18% 16% 19% 16% 20% 17% 21% 17% 40% 37% 34% 36% 32% 35% 29% 34% 27% 32% 24% .5 1.30 .40 1.28 .5 4 INSULAT ING SIL K .29 .30 .30 .28 1.27 .30 .27 .27 .29 .5 1.36 1.27 .25 .26 1.23 .27 .19 .27 .24 1.27 .44 1.30 .4 6 INSULAT ING SIL K .27 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 47% 40% 39% 36% 34% 33% 30% 29% 26% 26% 22% Solar 25% 21% 21% 19% 19% 17% 16% 16% 14% 14% 12% U-V 16% 13% 13% 11% 12% 10% 10% 8% 8% 7% 7% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 32% 32% 28% 33% 26% 33% 25% 33% 23% 34% 21% 16% 19% 17% 20% 17% 21% 18% 23% 18% 24% 18% 37% 35% 32% 34% 30% 33% 28% 32% 25% 31% 23% .35 1.30 .23 .48 1.21 .29 .30 .27 .30 .19 1.5 1.30 .S C REEN T A B LES VRE 1 .5 1.5 1.5 1.21 .44 1.53 1.5 1.27 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S SIL K .5 080 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .54 1.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 7 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VRE-54 (Radiant Low-E) coating.21 .30 .33 .5 1.5 1.24 .27 .18 .22 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 74 66 65 62 60 57 56 53 51 49 47 .43 1.22 .27 .26 .31 .30 .30 .11 1.30 .5 1.27 .27 .27 .27 .30 1.23 .

50 1. VIRACON // INSULAT I N G G L A SS 081 .19 .30 .26 .30 .22 .56 1.5 1.29 1.26 . VNE 1 .00 1.26 .5 1.5 1.29 .30 .29 .19 .71 1.15 1.5 1.16 .28 1.20 .26 . a 1/2” (13.26 .5 1.26 .5 The performance data for Table 10 applies to insulating glass units constructed with two plies of 1/4” (6 mm) clear glass.26 .26 .25 .20 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 70 62 61 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 43 .5 1.29 .22 .29 .5 1.19 .5 The performance data for Tables 6-9 applies to insulating glass units constructed with two plies of 1/4” (6 mm) clear glass.22 .2 mm) air space and a white (V175) or warm gray (V933) silk-screen pattern and VNE-63 coating on the second (#2) surface.25 .30 .29 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 36% 31% 30% 28% 26% 25% 23% 22% 20% 20% 17% Solar 19% 16% 15% 14% 14% 13% 12% 11% 10% 10% 9% U-V 12% 10% 10% 8% 8% 7% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 44% 42% 38% 42% 35% 41% 32% 40% 29% 39% 27% 21% 23% 22% 24% 22% 25% 22% 25% 23% 26% 23% 46% 43% 40% 41% 37% 39% 33% 37% 30% 35% 27% .19 .29 .5 1.5 1.5 1.15 .5 1.5 1.17 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 57 51 51 48 47 45 44 42 41 39 38 .37 1.27 .26 .30 .30 .24 .89 1. Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 62% 53% 51% 48% 46% 43% 40% 39% 34% 34% 29% Solar 24% 21% 20% 19% 18% 17% 16% 15% 13% 13% 11% U-V 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 10% 15% 11% 17% 11% 19% 11% 22% 12% 24% 12% 10% 15% 12% 17% 12% 20% 13% 22% 14% 24% 15% 37% 35% 32% 34% 30% 33% 28% 32% 25% 32% 23% .23 .2 mm) air space and a white (V175) or warm gray (V933) silk-screen pattern and VRE (Radiant Low-E) coating on the second (#2) surface.33 .18 .5 1.18 .26 .23 .47 1.21 .13 1.30 .90 1.21 .26 .30 . a 1/2” (13. Silk-screened glass requires heat treating.26 .19 .24 .30 .20 .3 8 INSULAT ING SIL K .26 .5 1.25 1.29 .26 .26 .6 3 INSULAT ING SIL K .20 .25 .95 1.04 2.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 9 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VRE-38 (Radiant Low-E) coating.30 .20 .18 .12 2. Silk-screened glass requires heat treating.27 .5 1.09 2.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 1 0 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VNE-63 (Neutral Low-E) coating.26 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S VRE 1 .26 .5 1.26 .21 .29 .5 1.95 1.26 .29 .26 .26 .33 1.29 .39 1.5 1.29 .29 .55 1.79 1.22 .23 .26 .17 2.5 1.23 .18 .23 .14 2.29 .30 .5 1.29 .17 .26 .

74 1.18 .26 .26 .5 1.29 .5 1.S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 1 1 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VUE-50 (Low-E) coating.21 .5 1.29 .36 1.74 1.71 1.25 .18 .17 .5 1.5 1.29 .22 .18 .18 .26 .26 .14 1.21 . a 1/2” (13.5 1.29 .67 1.5 1.29 .79 1.17 .25 .5 1.5 1.29 .29 .14 .70 1.29 .22 .29 .26 . 082 V I R AC O N / / I N S U LATING GLASS .29 .29 .5 0 INSULAT ING SIL K .29 .26 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S SIL K .26 .21 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 40% 34% 33% 31% 29% 28% 26% 25% 22% 22% 19% Solar 16% 14% 14% 13% 12% 11% 10% 10% 9% 9% 8% U-V 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 16% 19% 15% 21% 15% 23% 15% 25% 15% 27% 15% 15% 17% 16% 18% 16% 19% 16% 20% 17% 21% 17% 27% 26% 23% 26% 22% 27% 22% 26% 20% 27% 18% .26 .15 .18 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 62 56 56 53 52 49 48 46 44 42 40 .22 .26 .5 The performance data for Tables 11 and 12 applies to insulating glass units constructed with two plies of 1/4” (6 mm) clear glass.5 1.26 .5 1.18 .19 .17 .29 .26 .16 Relative European Heat Gain SHGC* LSG* U-Value 54 49 48 46 45 43 42 40 39 37 36 .50 1.29 .23 .S C REEN T A B LES VUE 1 .38 1.23 .5 1.26 .4 0 INSULAT ING SIL K .19 .5 1.20 . Viraspan Silk-screen Color Coverage V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 V175 V933 20% 20% 30% 30% 40% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% Transmittance Visible 48% 41% 40% 38% 36% 34% 31% 30% 27% 26% 22% Solar 20% 17% 17% 16% 15% 14% 13% 13% 11% 11% 10% U-V 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% Reflectance U-Value Shading Exterior Interior Solar Winter Summer Coefficient 11% 16% 12% 18% 12% 20% 13% 23% 13% 25% 13% 11% 14% 12% 15% 13% 17% 13% 18% 13% 20% 14% 26% 27% 24% 27% 22% 27% 21% 27% 20% 27% 19% . Silk-screened glass requires heat treating.5 1.26 .5 1.47 1.65 1.18 .29 .26 .29 .92 1.5 1.29 .26 .81 1.29 .84 1.29 .26 .63 1.21 .29 .29 .19 .25 .26 .20 .61 1.26 .19 .24 .19 .23 .26 .26 .26 .26 .2 mm) air space and a white (V175) or warm gray (V933) silk-screen pattern and VUE-50 or VUE-40 coating on the second (#2) surface.57 1.29 .72 1.23 .26 .56 1.5 1.20 .29 .26 .21 .16 .53 1.53 1.5 VUE 1 .5 1.5 1.17 .S C REENED GLASS ( TA B LE 1 2 ) The table compares silk-screen patterns in a white (V175) ceramic frit and a warm gray (V933) ceramic frit with a VUE-40 (Low-E) coating.16 1.78 1.5 1.

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VLE1-57 ARCHITECT : Palmer & T urner (Th ailand ) Ltd. P HOTOGRAPHER : COURTESY KEVIN COOK VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS 087 .Add strength without s u b t r a c t i n g b e a u t y. Th ailand G L ASS TY PE : VH 1-14-50. L a m i nat e d gla ss HIGHL IGHTS 088 laminated 089 Cyb ers h ield ™ 090 interlayers 091 Vanceva ® Color 092 applications I nterc h ange 2 1 A soke C omple x LOCATION : Ban gkok . G L AZING CONTR ACTOR : Asia Aluminum and Glass P HOTOGRAP HER : © Horst K iec h le / E mporis 094 Si zing 095 per formance data MARLINS PARK (PREVIOUS) LOCATION : MIAMI. FLORIDA G L ASS TY PE : VE26-42 ARCHITECT : POPULOUS G L AZING CONTR ACTOR : CROWN CORR INC.

laminated G L A S S L A MIN A TED The most common laminated glass units are constructed with two plies of glass permanently bonded together with one or more interlayers. are applied to the exterior ply of glass leaving the interior ply available for additional treatment. Laminated glass also offers a greater availability of coatings than monolithic glass. In addition. For a spandrel location. + + + Hurricane-Resistant Safety Ultraviolet Protection + + + Acoustic Aesthetic Blast-Mitigating on #2 surface Glass Substrates and Glass Heat Treatment Coating Interlayer LAMINATED GLASS IDEAL FOR: NEW CYBERS HIELD™ insulating laminated laminated insulating 088 V I R AC O N / / L A M I NATED GLASS . The interlayers used in laminated glass are available in a variety of colors and opacities. and therefore cannot be used with monolithic glass. For vision areas where daylight is desired but view through needs to be minimized. can be used inside a laminated unit where they are protected. a full coverage opaque ceramic frit can be applied to the inner face (surface #4). Laminated glass units also have more aesthetic possibilities than monolithic glass. the Low-E coating and silk-screen pattern. please refer to the interlayer component page. For additional information regarding the interlayers Viracon offers. Low-E coatings which cannot be exposed. a translucent ceramic frit can be applied to surface #3. if desired. The ability to resist various kinds of penetration is dependent upon a number of factors including thickness of the glass and the type of interlayer selected. The most important characteristics of laminated glass are fall-out protection due to the ability of the interlayer to support and hold the glass when broken as well as the reduced ability to penetration the opening.

CyberShield™ by Viracon with Pilkington DATASTOP™ has been specifically engineered to reduce the transmission of radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation. it is becoming necessary to protect private conversations. also known as RF Shielding. boardroom discussions and trade secret documents from electronic eavesdropping. businesses. CyberShield offers electrical attenuation with an average of 45 dB across a frequency range from 35 MHz to 18 GHz. glass performance can be enhanced with a Low-E coating and/or silk-screen. This is especially true for government organizations.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S CYBERSHIE L D ™ WITH P ILKINGTON DATASTO P ™ With more data being transmitted and shared electronically. + CYBERSHIELD™ KEY BENEFITS: Reduces the transmission of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS 089 . while optimizing visible light transmission with a neutral glass color. Additionally. architects and building owners looking for ways to design secure buildings.

SentryGlas ® is an ionoplast interlayer bonded directly between two layers of glass for superior protection. i n t e r la y e r o p t i o n s Polyvinyl butyral (pvb) is a standard architectural interlayer available in three thicknesses: a. i n t e r la y e r s a n d c o a t i n g s Each interlayer has different availability with each of Viracon’s coatings.090” c. StormGuard has less deflection and better tear resistance than standard PVB interlayers. S o la r p e r f o r m a n c e The solar performance of a glass unit results from the configuration of the unit along with the thickness of the glass used. Altering the thickness of an interlayer in a laminated glass unit. Available interlayer thicknesses: a. . . will have an insignificant effect on performance data.060” b.P R O D U C T C O mponents i n t e r la y e r s Interlayers are used to permanently bond two plies of glass in a laminated configuration. see the Coatings section on pages 12-13. Laminated glass is a great choice for many applications to meet a variety of requirements. 090 V I R AC O N / / L A M I NATED GLASS . For additional information regarding coating and interlayer compatibility. Vanceva ® Storm is a PVB / pet film / PVB composite laminated between two panes of glass. Vanceva ® Color interlayer system made up of base colors and a range of white interlayers that can be combined to achieve varying layers of translucency and color. . .090” inboard lite outboard lite Saflex ® SilentGlass Acoustic is a three layer system designed to decouple and disseminate sound waves for superior sound damping performance.100” interlayer coating (on #2 surface) StormGuard™ is an enhanced polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer which provides excellent adhesion to glass and optimum performance for large missile hurricane-resistant applications. . The rigid interlayer minimizes deflection. It is also available in combination with Vanceva Color interlayers.030” b.060” c. The composition provides the impact resistance of PVB and the tear resistance of a polyethylene terephthalate (pet) film. Viracon offers a vast selection of interlayer options to meet your specific requirements. .

a clear pvb is typically added to achieve . Here is how the system works: 1) Each Vanceva® base interlayer is designated by a number or letter. 2) A single color can be selected or the base interlayers can be stacked to provide the specific color and opacity desired. This code can then be used in your laminated glass specification. 9=Arctic Snow (translucent) A=Cool White (translucent) C=Deep Red D=True Blue 5=Ruby Red 6=Sapphire 7=Evening Shower 8=Golden Light 1=Coral Rose 2=Aquamarine 3=Smoke Gray 4=Sahara Sun E=Tangerine F=Polar White G=Absolute Black H=Ocean Gray + 2=Aquamarine 4=Sahara Sun = 4=Sahara Sun *Vanceva ® Color base interlayers are limited to three interlayers when used in combination with a coating. If the desired color is achieved with less than four base interlayers.060” thickness and is represented with a zero.P R O D U C T C O mponents Va n c e v a ® C o l o r Vanceva® Color is an interlayer system made up of base colors and a range of white interlayers that can be combined to achieve varying layers of translucency and color. The specific layers and order of the layers determines the four digit code. Each Vanceva® Color combination is given a four digit code. Up to four interlayers* can be stacked between two plies of glass within a laminated glass unit. a clear pvb interlayer must be placed between the coating and interlayer + 1=Coral Rose 2=Aquamarine + 1=Coral Rose = 1=Coral Rose VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS 091 . Due to coating and Vanceva Color base interlayer properties.

It does not indicate compliance for a specific application. Qualify the missile requirement . The laminated glass is a component of the overall glazing system and every Viracon hurricane resistant glass product has passed the impact and cyclic wind pressure test as part of a complete glazing system. Viracon recommends the involvement of a blast consultant to verify the performance of the glass and framing system combination. Blast mitigating Viracon provides a variety of laminated glass options that help mitigate the effects of air-blast attacks. Determine the required design pressure/wind load 3.090" Saflex® SilentGlass Acoustic SentryGlas® StormGuard™ Vanceva® Storm Vanceva® Color X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X * This chart is a general reference to represent the primary use for each type of interlayer. silk-screen or spandrel glass. When choosing the right hurricane resistant glass for your application. the blast mitigating performance is also dependent upon being installed into an adequately designed frame which is then anchored appropriately to the wall structure. Laminated glass is a  component of the overall glazing system therefore the performance in a specific application is dependent upon being installed into an adequately designed frame which is then installed appropriately for the specific application. hurricane resistant Hurricane resistant laminates offered by Viracon meet or exceed stringent building code requirements of Florida and other coastal regions. therefore. vivid colors as well as opaque or translucent / frosted aesthetic requirements.large and/or small missile 092 V I R AC O N / / L A M I NATED GLASS . glass substrates. Determine the applicable building code and test method 2. the following points must be evaluated: 1. This is especially true with bright.030" Polyvinyl butyral (pvb) . Important note: Laminated glass is considered a component of the overall glazing system.060" Polyvinyl butyral (pvb) . p r i m a r y appl i c a t i o n s : Acoustic Laminated glass reduces noise transmission due to the sound damping characteristics of the interlayer. Aesthetic Laminated glass interlayers offer a selection of color and opacity not achievable with other glass products such as coatings.product applications la m i n a t e d g la s s appl i c a t i o n s Primary Application Blast Mitigating (low-medium) Blast Mitigating (medium-high) Hurricane Resistant (small missile) Hurricane Resistant (large missile) Ultraviolet Protection Interlayer Material Aesthetic Acoustic Safety Polyvinyl butyral (pvb) .

Inc.Often large missile applications require a minimum edge engagement of 5/8" to augment performance. Anchorage and hardware requirements . Hurricane resistant laminates offered by Viracon are Dade County approved and carry a component NOA.conventional or structurally glazed b.4 2 .Viracon's architectural laminated glass products with a minimum .product applications 4. evaluate system design details. Glazing method . Grand Cayman Islands / / GL ASS TYP E : VH1 2 . For information on the current code requirements and test methods for a specific application and project location.4 2 / / A RCHITECT: A E C O M GLAZ ING CONTR ACTOR: D olp hin Glass Systems. such as: a. 1.  U ltraviolet Protection – Laminated glass provides 99% UV light blockage at the wavelength range of ~300 . which are the industry safety standards for glazing materials. If not using a tested or certified frame. Glass bite .  S afety .typically large missile applications require an enhanced design. Identify the largest glass size 5. VH1 1 . 2.380 nanometers C amana Ba y Block 6 LOCATION: Camana B ay. confirm the laminated glass qualified with the particular manufacturer's product 6.  I f using a tested or certified framing system. / / p h oto g raph e r : J eff Rigot VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS 093 .030" pvb interlayer comply with ANSI Z97. please reference the applicable standard or the International Building Code (Impact Provision).1-1984 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201. c.

094 V I R AC O N / / L A M I NATED GLASS . Units greater than 50 square feet must be heat treated.G lass S i z e L a m i n a t e d g la s s s i z e s Gla s s S i z e Ra n g e s : Glass sizing is based on 1/4” (6mm) to 3/8” (10mm) thickness for both interior and exterior lites in vertical applications. 4c m) STANDA RD All units greater than 65 square feet (6M 2 ) must be reviewed and approved by Viracon prior to receiving a quote. 8c m) STANDARD to 36” ( 9 1 . oversi zed 165” ( 4 1 9 . 1c m) ov e r s iz e d 144” ( 3 6 5 . 4c m) 12” to 84” ( 3 0 . 5c m to 2 1 3 .

40 .3 5.59 . They were calculated using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) WINDOW 5.95 .18 0.87 .42 .40 .65 .38 1.87 .46 Relative Heat Gain 146 118 109 129 111 105 120 105 101 125 108 102 132 112 106 131 111 105 160 125 114 126 109 103 SHGC .02 0.95 .3 5.3 5.06 0.50 .63 1.87 .3 5.83 .87 .87 .2/6.95 .56 .95 .50 .3 5.87 .3 5.60 .87 . The coating (if applicable) is applied to the second (#2) surface.29 0.3 5.36 1.02 0 .3 U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Exterior Interior Solar 7% 6% 5% 5% 6% 6% 8% 5% 7% 6% 5% 5% 6% 6% 8% 5% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 5% Clear Green Gray Bronze Blue-Green Optiwhite™ Solarblue™ 85% 71% 43% 51% 73% 90% 54% CrystalGray™ 62% VIR A CON VE SERIES L A MIN A TED G L A SS ( .52 .21 1.3 5.3 5.46 .47 .3 software.87 .95 .95 .95 .3 5.95 1.3 5.3 095 U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Exterior Interior Solar 9% 16% 18% 8% 13% 14% 6% 7% 8% 6% 8% 9% 8% 13% 15% 7% 11% 12% 10% 17% 19% 6% 9% 10% 9% 7% 11% 9% 7% 10% 7% 7% 10% 8% 7% 10% 9% 7% 10% 8% 7% 10% 10% 8% 11% 8% 7% 10% 19% 21% 20% 8% 10% 10% 9% 10% 9% 11% 12% 11% 9% 11% 11% 11% 13% 12% 26% 28% 26% 9% 11% 10% VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS .66 .40 .87 . 0 6 0 ” P VB INTER L A YER ) T A B L E 1 The performance data applies to two plies of 1/4" (6mm) glass and .95 .3 5.87 .87 .58 .95 .81 .87 .87 .46 .87 .3 5.40 .95 .95 .49 .95 Shading Summer Coefficient .95 .95 .55 LSG 1.3 5.95 .95 .87 .44 .42 .98 European U-Value 5.44 .49 . The solar and optical data presented in this guide is center of glass data based on the National Fenestration Rating Council measurement standards.95 .3 5.88 0.87 .51 .87 .95 .95 .95 .50 .64 .10 0 .41 .95 .95 Shading Summer Coefficient .49 .48 .59 .89 0.57 .13 0.060" (1.87 .35 1.87 .95 .87 .3 5.85 0.41 .70 .87 .46 .87 .83 0.55 . 0 6 0 ” P VB INTER L A YER ) T A B L E 2 Product Transmittance Visible VE 1-85 VE 1-48 VE 1-42 VE 2-85 VE 2-48 VE 2-42 VE 3-85 VE 3-48 VE 3-42 VE 4-85 VE 4-48 VE 4-42 VE 6-85 VE 6-48 VE 6-42 VE 19-85 VE 19-48 VE 19-42 VE 24-85 VE 24-48 VE 24-42 VE 26-85 VE 26-48 VE 26-42 82% 51% 40% 69% 43% 34% 41% 26% 20% 49% 31% 24% 70% 44% 35% 60% 37% 29% 87% 54% 43% 52% 32% 26% Solar 48% 31% 24% 31% 20% 16% 26% 16% 13% 30% 19% 15% 34% 21% 17% 34% 22% 17% 60% 39% 30% 30% 19% 15% Reflectance U-Value Winter .53 1.88 1.45 .3 5.68 .3 5. In some cases performance data changed in comparison to previous versions of LBNL’s WINDOW program.56 .67 .3 5.95 .67 European U-Value 5.87 .3 5.87 .95 . Product Transmittance Visible Solar 60% 36% 32% 37% 40% 42% 78% 36% Reflectance U-Value Winter .95 .87 .39 LSG 1.48 .95 .45 .95 .87 .28 1.65 0.52 .91 1.61 .3 5.95 .95 .95 .87 .P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S UNCO A TED L A MIN A TED G L A SS ( .08 0.3 5.64 .87 .38 .64 Relative Heat Gain 175 140 133 141 145 148 202 140 SHGC .48 .51 .3 5.49 .05 1.43 .3 5.38 .3 5.47 .87 .59 .41 1.56 .42 .78 0.98 1.87 .87 .74 .87 .95 .3 5.54 .57 .52mm) clear PVB interlayer.3 5.95 .3 5.3 5.3 5.76 0.53 .02 0.73 1.

95 .3 5.95 .95 .22 .26 .29 .87 .95 .24 .40 .34 .87 .26 0.17 0.3 5.29 .37 .29 .59 0.87 .87 .26 0.34 .87 .3 5.3 5.87 .34 .24 0.35 0.31 .87 .30 .95 .34 .87 .40 .34 .3 5.40 .3 5.33 .87 Shading Coefficient .37 .87 .33 .87 .47 0.3 5.95 .22 0.37 .31 .95 .3 5.95 .40 .32 .3 5.34 Relative Heat Gain 90 80 70 92 86 81 91 87 83 92 86 81 92 85 80 92 85 79 91 78 65 91 86 81 SHGC .36 0.95 .29 0.39 .87 .31 .34 .3 5.87 .29 0.34 .35 0.95 .3 5.35 0.3 5.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S VIR A CON ( VS ) ST A IN L ESS STEE L RE F L ECTIVE L A MIN A TED G L A SS ( .3 5.34 .37 .3 5.87 .87 .95 .34 .28 .13 0.95 .37 . 0 6 0 ” P VB INTER L A YER ) T A B L E 3 Product Transmittance Visible VS 1-20 VS 1-14 VS 1-08 VS 2-20 VS 2-14 VS 2-08 VS 3-20 VS 3-14 VS 3-08 VS 4-20 VS 4-14 VS 4-08 VS 6-20 VS 6-14 VS 6-08 VS 19-20 VS 19-14 VS 19-08 VS 24-20 VS 24-14 VS 24-08 VS 26-20 VS 26-14 VS 26-08 19% 13% 8% 16% 11% 7% 10% 7% 4% 12% 8% 5% 16% 11% 7% 14% 9% 6% 20% 14% 8% 12% 8% 5% Solar 12% 8% 5% 8% 5% 3% 7% 5% 3% 8% 5% 3% 8% 6% 4% 9% 6% 4% 16% 11% 7% 7% 5% 3% Reflectance U-Value Winter .31 .95 .40 .33 .3 5.95 .3 5.45 0.95 .34 .87 .87 .21 0.87 .40 .35 0.58 0.35 .95 Summer .87 .95 .95 .87 .87 .24 0.47 0.29 LSG 0.3 5.3 5.95 .28 .3 5.29 .95 .31 .40 .87 .37 .3 5.33 0.29 .17 European U-Value 5.3 U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Exterior Interior Solar 24% 32% 42% 18% 24% 31% 9% 11% 14% 11% 14% 18% 19% 25% 32% 15% 19% 24% 25% 34% 44% 12% 16% 20% 31% 36% 36% 31% 36% 36% 31% 36% 36% 31% 36% 36% 31% 36% 36% 31% 36% 36% 33% 38% 37% 31% 36% 36% 21% 27% 33% 11% 13% 16% 9% 11% 13% 11% 13% 16% 12% 15% 18% 13% 16% 19% 26% 34% 43% 11% 13% 16% 096 V I R AC O N / / L A M I NATED GLASS .34 .87 .3 5.95 .95 .3 5.95 .41 0.50 0.95 .87 .3 5.

87 .87 .51 .87 .3 5.39 Relative Heat Gain 111 103 99 94 81 114 107 103 101 94 103 100 98 96 90 105 101 98 96 89 115 107 103 100 93 109 104 101 98 90 109 103 98 92 76 108 103 100 98 91 SHGC .44 .87 .95 .38 .33 .87 .44 .3 5.39 .3 5.44 .97 0.3 5.95 .87 .87 .44 1.44 .87 .87 .46 1.92 0.3 5.10 1.87 .42 .42 .87 .3 U-V <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% Exterior Interior Solar 13% 29% 31% 33% 43% 10% 22% 23% 25% 32% 6% 10% 11% 12% 14% 7% 13% 14% 15% 18% 10% 22% 24% 26% 33% 9% 17% 18% 20% 25% 13% 30% 32% 35% 46% 8% 14% 15% 16% 20% 13% 16% 13% 12% 19% 13% 16% 12% 11% 18% 12% 15% 12% 11% 18% 12% 16% 12% 11% 18% 13% 16% 13% 11% 18% 12% 16% 12% 11% 18% 14% 17% 13% 12% 19% 12% 16% 12% 11% 18% 30% 37% 37% 39% 46% 10% 15% 15% 16% 19% 13% 15% 14% 15% 17% 16% 18% 18% 19% 22% 12% 17% 17% 18% 22% 17% 20% 20% 21% 25% 44% 51% 49% 53% 62% 13% 16% 16% 17% 20% VIRACON // LAMINAT E D G L A SS 097 .87 .87 .3 5.3 5.58 1.39 .87 .95 .37 .95 .38 .35 .87 .3 5.95 .3 5.95 .95 .95 .3 5.95 .3 5.34 LSG 1.3 5.3 5.95 .39 .95 .87 .92 0.3 5.20 1.87 .47 .3 5.70 1.95 .39 .95 .48 .03 0.49 .87 .58 1.30 .35 .87 .38 .95 .85 1.43 .34 .95 .38 .76 0.95 .87 .43 .74 European U-Value 5.78 0.38 .87 .95 .3 5.84 0.45 .40 .70 0.51 .3 5.95 .95 .42 .95 .45 .41 .52 1.3 5.3 5.64 0.43 .39 .34 .71 1.3 5.39 . 0 6 0 ” P VB INTER L A YER ) T A B L E 4 Product Transmittance Visible VLE 1-70 VLE 1-57 VLE 1-51 VLE 1-47 VLE 1-39 VLE 2-70 VLE 2-57 VLE 2-51 VLE 2-47 VLE 2-39 VLE 3-70 VLE 3-57 VLE 3-51 VLE 3-47 VLE 3-39 VLE 4-70 VLE 4-57 VLE 4-51 VLE 4-47 VLE 4-39 VLE 6-70 VLE 6-57 VLE 6-51 VLE 6-47 VLE 6-39 VLE19-70 VLE19-57 VLE19-51 VLE19-47 VLE19-39 VLE24-70 VLE24-57 VLE24-51 VLE24-47 VLE24-39 VLE26-70 VLE26-57 VLE26-51 VLE26-47 VLE26-39 68% 57% 51% 46% 39% 57% 48% 43% 39% 33% 34% 29% 26% 23% 19% 41% 34% 31% 28% 23% 58% 49% 44% 40% 33% 50% 41% 37% 34% 28% 72% 60% 54% 49% 41% 43% 36% 32% 29% 25% Solar 31% 29% 26% 24% 19% 22% 20% 18% 16% 13% 16% 15% 14% 13% 10% 19% 18% 16% 15% 12% 24% 21% 19% 17% 14% 22% 21% 19% 17% 14% 36% 35% 31% 29% 23% 20% 18% 16% 15% 12% Reflectance U-Value Winter .37 .37 .87 .3 5.39 .95 .36 .43 .87 .37 .37 .78 0.49 .46 1.87 .38 1.95 .05 0.95 .36 .87 .13 1.3 5.89 0.54 1.95 .95 .20 1.39 .35 .38 .47 .32 .44 .37 .3 5.46 .87 .87 .87 .05 0.41 .3 5.87 .95 .95 .3 5.33 .87 .3 5.05 0.39 .40 .95 .3 5.95 .3 5.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S UNCO A TED L A MIN A TED G L A SS ( .3 5.87 0.3 5.46 .95 .30 1.95 .46 .44 .95 .87 .33 .43 .43 .44 .3 5.95 .42 .40 .3 5.84 0.45 .95 Summer .3 5.87 .87 .38 .46 .95 .19 1.46 .31 1.3 5.87 Shading Coefficient .87 .97 1.95 .87 .03 0.41 .44 .94 0.41 .87 .30 1.27 .95 .3 5.87 .95 .95 .43 .50 .3 5.3 5.40 .32 1.87 .87 .3 5.3 5.95 .

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I N S U L AT I N G G L A SS O V E R V I E W 100 V I R AC O N / / M O N OLITHIC GLASS .

Geor gi a GLASS TYPE : VRE1-46. Ontario Ca nada GLASS TYPE : VRE 1-59 ARCHITECT : W Z M H Arc hitects GLAZ ING CONTRACTOR: Sota Gl az in g I nc PHOTOGRAPHER: Edva rd Mah nic / Empori s C o b b E nerg y P er f orming A rts C enter (PREVIOUS) LOCATION : Atlanta. Stewart & Ass o c iat es GLA ZING CONTRACTOR: Harris/Cartner Wall Systems. Stewart.S ta n d s u p to v i r t u a l ly e v e r y t h i n g . R eynold s . VS1-14 ARCHITECT : Sm allwood. EFCO Corporation PHOTOGRAPHER : Rap hael Pa ntin VIRACON // MONOLIT H I C G L A SS 101 . Including the discerning eyes of architects. MONOLITHIC GLA SS HIGHLIGHT S 102 MONOLITHIC GLASS 103 MONOLITHIC GLASS SIZES 104 P er formance Data Ba y A d elai d e C entre LOCATION : Toronto.

S. Additionally. design (see silk-screen. 102 V I R AC O N / / M O N OLITHIC GLASS . Single lite of glass that can be used alone or incorporated within Viracon fabricated insulating and laminated products.MONOLITHIC GLASS PRODUCT Monolithic Glass is a single lite of glass that is typically used in the construction of the final Viracon fabricated product. Viracon uses clear and tinted float glass substrates from all the major U. A monolithic glass product is enhanced for strength (see heat treatment). monolithic glass is used to fabricate Viracon insulating and laminated glass products (see insulating and laminated). spandrel and DigitalDistinctions) and aesthetics (see substrates and coatings). float glass manufacturing companies.

Units greater than 50 square feet must be heat treated. VIRACON // MONOLIT H I C G L A SS 103 . 4c m ) 1 2 ” to 8 4 ” (30.5 cm to 213.P R O D U CT C O N F I G U R AT I O N S M ONOLITHIC GLA S S S I Z E RANGE S Glass sizing is based on 1/4” (6mm) to 3/8” (10mm) thickness for both interior and exterior lites in vertical applications.4 cm ) STANDARD 96” (243. ov e r s i z e d 165” ( 4 1 9 . Monolithic glass with spandrel or silk-screen can not exceed an 84” width. 1c m) oversized 144” ( 3 6 5 .8cm) overs ized All units greater than 65 square feet (6M 2 ) must be reviewed and approved by Viracon prior to receiving a quote. 8c m) S TANDARD to overs ized 36” ( 9 1 .

29 1.01 European U-Value 5.93 .93 .93 .23 .02 1.5 4.57 0.68 .30 .32 0.27 0.35 .30 .5 4.86 .32 0.80 .70 .30 .29 .26 .73 .8 4.88 1.75 .62 .3 4.8 4.61 .40 0.26 .7 5.37 .76 .02 1.68 .38 0.92 0.30 .68 .3 software.8 4.68 .68 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .86 .76 .60 .7 5.30 .25 .03 1. They were calculated using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) WINDOW 5.76 .8 4.76 .07 1.7 5.7 5.26 0.40 European U-Value 4.63 .80 .80 .22 .3 4.61 1.25 .63 .5 4.75 .3 4.27 0.56 0.02 1.3 4.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S M ONOLITHIC UNCOATED PERFOR M ANCE Substrate Transmittance Visible Clear Green Gray Bronze Blue-Green Azuria Arctic Blue Solarblue Pacifica Starphire Twilight Green Optiwhite 88% 77% 47% 53% 76% 68% 53% 56% 42% 91% 67% 91% Solar 77% 47% 45% 49% 49% 32% 33% 47% 27% 89% 34% 89% U-V 63% 30% 24% 24% 32% 42% 20% 31% 15% 87% 16% 84% Reflectance Exterior Interior Solar 8% 7% 5% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5% 8% 7% 8% 8% 7% 5% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5% 8% 7% 8% 7% 5% 5% 5% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 5% 8% U-Value Winter 1.35 .93 .75 .51 .02 1.02 Summer .68 .24 0.80 .7 5.3 4.26 .85 1.63 .30 .02 1.57 0.93 .5 4.7 5.02 1.48 .94 .30 55 69 84 61 70 80 61 70 81 61 70 81 60 70 81 61 68 78 70 69 69 SHGC .7 5.80 . In some cases performance data changed in comparison to previous versions of LBNL’s WINDOW program.03 201 155 152 157 158 132 133 154 125 220 134 220 SHGC .25 .68 .8 4.8 4.80 . 104 V I R AC O N / / M O N OLITHIC GLASS .76 .02 1.63 .54 0.7 5.25 LSG 0.76 .26 .21 1.5 The performance data above applies to 1/4" (6mm) monolithic glass.75 .26 .5 4.72 .92 .7 M ONOLITHIC S TAINLE S S S TEEL V S PERFOR M ANCE Product Transmittance Visible VS 1-08 VS 1-14 VS 1-20 VS 2-08 VS 2-14 VS 2-20 VS 3-08 VS 3-14 VS 3-20 VS 4-08 VS 4-14 VS 4-20 VS 6-08 VS 6-14 VS 6-20 VS 7-08 VS 7-14 VS 7-20 VS 19-14 VS 27-14 VS 28-14 8% 14% 20% 7% 11% 17% 4% 7% 10% 5% 8% 12% 7% 11% 17% 6% 10% 15% 10% 6% 10% Solar 7% 11% 15% 4% 6% 9% 4% 6% 9% 4% 7% 9% 4% 7% 10% 3% 5% 7% 7% 4% 5% U-V 4% 8% 11% 2% 4% 5% 2% 4% 5% 2% 3% 4% 2% 4% 5% 3% 5% 7% 4% 2% 2% Reflectance Exterior Interior 42% 32% 24% 31% 25% 18% 14% 12% 10% 17% 14% 11% 31% 25% 18% 27% 22% 16% 19% 11% 21% 37% 38% 32% 37% 38% 32% 37% 38% 32% 37% 38% 31% 38% 38% 32% 37% 38% 32% 38% 38% 38% Solar 34% 27% 21% 17% 14% 11% 15% 13% 11% 16% 13% 11% 18% 15% 12% 13% 11% 9% 15% 8% 11% U-Value Winter .26 .75 .44 0.90 .5 4.33 0.35 .7 5.2/6.56 1.40 0.35 .3 4.60 .02 1.30 .68 .82 .63 . The Reflective coating (if applicable) is applied to the second (#2) surface.86 .30 .7 5.90 LSG 1.25 .78 0.80 .01 1.26 .23 0.63 .20 .03 .33 1.63 .25 .71 .86 .5 4.30 .93 .80 Summer .75 .22 .93 Shading Relative Coefficient Heat Gain .31 0.86 .26 .44 0.28 .22 .80 .52 .02 1.92 .93 .93 .18 0. The solar and optical data presented in this guide is center of glass data based on the National Fenestration Rating Council measurement standards.40 0.61 .22 .30 .93 .31 .02 0.60 .34 .5 4.71 .65 0.30 .52 .03 1.68 .7 5.22 .86 .

VE15-2M.P E R FO R M A N C E D ATA TA B L E S S t . Singapore // GLASS TYPE: Monolithic (UltraWhite™). Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo GLAZING CONTRACTOR: Permasteelisa Pacific Holding Ltd. VE3-2M ARCHITECT: RSP Architects. // PHOTOGRAPHER: Lawrence Lim VIRACON // MONOLIT H I C G L A SS 105 . VE5-2M. R egis H otel & R esi d ence LOCATION: Singapore.

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RESOURCES HIGHLIGHTS 110 GLASS S peci fication 124 Quali ty Standar d s 126 Glazin g Guid elines 129 Glossary M ani t o b a H y d ro P lace LOCATION : Winnipeg.. uniform fo u n d at i o n o n w h i c h landmark glass projects a r e b u i lt. Singapore GLASS TY PE : Monolithic ( CrystalG ray™).The beautiful. Canada GLASS TY PE : VE13-85 ARCHI T ECT: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blu mberg Architec ts . Manitoba.30. VS1. B o rder G lass & Aluminu m PHOTOGRAPHER : Sm ith Carter A rchitects 134 Warran ty 135 TRA DEMARKS P A R K R O Y A L on P ickerin g ( P R E V I O U S ) LOCATION : Singapore . V NE3-63. Monolithic ( Gray ) . S m ith Carter Architects & Engineer s Inc GLAZ ING CON T RACTOR: Fergu s on-Neudor f Glass Inc. V E 19-85. V E24-2M ARCHI TECT: WOHA Architects PHOTOGRAPHER : Li m L awrence VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 109 .

S peci f ica t ion E x ample Recommended Architectural G l a s s S p e c i f i c at i o n The specification on the following pages is written according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 3-Part Format. Shading Coefficient: 0. Performance Requirements Step 3. 1” VRE6-54 Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Silicone: black e. HS or FT} a. Find the product type in Article 2. a.AN. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c.29 f. HS or FT} b. Interior Glass Ply: 1/4” Clear HS a. ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. The specification can be customized for your project by including details for the products you are specifying in Article 2. a. Exterior Glass Ply: 1/4” Blue-green HS b. stainless steel. Please see example below Step 1.6 Product Schedule. Insert VRE6-54 into your specification including all of the details needed to manufacture the glass unit as well as the solar performance requirements.6 Product Schedule. Visible Light Transmittance: { }% b. Visible Light Transmittance: 41% b. A. Shading Coefficient: { } f. The design professional must confirm applicable code and design. Exterior Reflectance: { }% c. Silicone: {gray or black} e. Coating: VRE-54 on #2 Surface c. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .30 d. black painted. Insulating Coated Glass: 1. etc. Summer U-Value: { } e.63 T he information in the Architectural Glass Specification on pages  110-123 is offered to assist in specifying Viracon’s Fabricated Glass Products.AN. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number.VRE6-54 Insulating Glass. S  pace: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum.27 e. Select a product: For Example . The blue text below is intended to be altered to identify the specific product you selected. Viracon does not assume any responsibility for the adequacy of this specification for a particular application. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: 1. Exterior Reflectance: 24% c. A. Performance Requirements 110 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES . Winter U-Value: { } d. 2. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: 0. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: { } g.25 g. Insulating Coated Glass: 1. Winter U-Value: 0. Space: 1/2” – aluminum. air filled d. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Light to Solar Gain Ratio: { } 2. Summer U-Value: 0. Step 2.} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled d.

Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 111 . Green Building Council 19. Low-E Low emissivity 14.Page Number Project Name.  Work Results: Manufacture. ANSI American National Standards Institute 3. LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories 12. heat-strengthened. insulating. ICC International Code Council 9. laminated. coated. IGMA Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 11. AAMA American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2. 1. IGCC Insulating Glass Certification Council 10. low emissivity. FT Fully Tempered 6.1 SUMMARY A. Transparent and translucent glass glazing for general and special purpose applications including. deliver and install glazing systems as shown on the architectural drawings or as otherwise specified and in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. 17.2 REFERENCES A. SHGC SC Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Shading Coefficient 18. 2. ASTM Formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials 4. Abbreviations and Acronyms: 1. NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council 16. Section Includes: 1.S peci f ica t ion E x ample Division 08 – Openings 08 80 00 Glazing PAR T 1 – GENERAL 1. including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification Sections apply to this Section.S. USGBC The U. VLT Visible Light Transmittance 08 80 00 Glazing . Drawings and general provisions of the Contract. GANA Glass Association of North America 7. HS Heat-strengthened 8. float. LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design 13. CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission 5. LSG Light to Solar Gain 15. impact resistant. spandrel and tempered glass. handle. B.

Interspace or Airspace: The space between lites of any insulating glass unit that contains dehydrated air or a specified gas. ANSI Z97. CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials Project Name. Defects include edge separation. Kind FT Coated and Uncoated 3. ASTM C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass 4. ASTM E 546 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units 7.1 Performance Specifications and Methods of Test for Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings 11. cracking and other indications of deterioration in metallic coating. ASTM E 2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation (replaces ASTM E773. moisture or film on interior surfaces of glass. BS EN 14179 Glass in building . ASTM C 1349 Standard Specification for Architectural Flat Glass Clad Polycarbonate 10. 3. 5. 1. delaminating material obstructing vision through glass and blemishes exceeding those allowed by referenced laminated glass standards. 2.Heat-soaked thermally-toughened soda lime silicate safety glass 12. 4. Evidence of failure is the obstruction of vision by dust. C. ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass – Kind HS. Reference Standards: This section does not require compliance with standards. but is merely a listing of those used. Deterioration of Insulating Glass: Failure of the hermetic seal under normal use that is attributed to the manufacturing process and not to causes other than glass breakage and practices for maintaining and cleaning insulating glass contrary to manufacturer’s written instructions.S peci f ica t ion E x ample B.  Manufacturer: A firm that produces primary glass or fabricated glass products as defined in referenced glazing publications. CAN / CGSB 12.8) 6. ASTM C 1036 Standard Specification for Flat Glass 2. Deterioration of Laminated Glass: Defects developed from normal use that are attributed to the manufacturing process and not to causes other than glass breakage and practices for maintaining and cleaning laminated glass contrary to manufacturer’s written instructions. If compliance is required. statements will be included in the appropriate Section. Deterioration of Coated Glass: Defects developing from normal use that are attributed to the manufacturing process and not to causes other than glass breakage and practices for maintaining and cleaning coated glass contrary to manufacturer’s written instructions. ASTM E 576 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units in the Vertical Position 8. ASTM C 1376 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass 5. Definitions: 1. ASTM E 1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings 9. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 112 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing .Page Number . Defects include peeling. E774 CBA.

5% (5/1000) for a period of five years from the date of manufacture. protecting and maintaining practices contrary to the glass manufacturer’s published instructions. and cleaning practices contrary to the glass manufacturer’s published instructions. installing.  Shop Drawings: Show details of each type of glazing system in conjunction with the framing system indicating type of glass. Provide a written 10-year warranty from date of manufacture for laminated glass. for each type of sealant or gasket exposed to view. 5. F. 4. and cleaning practices contrary to the glass manufacturer’s published instructions. Provide a written 10-year warranty from date of manufacture for insulating glass. shapes. bite on the glass and glass edge clearance. Submittal to include thermal stress and structural load analysis of the proposed glass types. Warrants that heat soaked tempered glass will not break spontaneously as a result of Nickel Sulfide (NiS) inclusions at a rate exceeding 0. E. installing. sizes. glazing material and quantity. Test and Evaluation Reports: Glazing contractor shall obtain compatibility and adhesion test reports from sealant manufacturer indicating that glazing materials were tested for compatibility and adhesion with glazing sealant as well as other glazing materials including insulating units.  Samples: Submit 12-inch (305 mm) long samples of each type of glass indicated except for clear monolithic glass products. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 08 80 00 Glazing . Warranty covers deterioration due to normal conditions of use and not to handling. installing. Provide a written 5-year warranty from date of manufacture for fully tempered glass that has been Heat Soaked. Provide a written 10-year warranty from date of manufacture for Viraspan ceramic frit. installing. and 12-inch (305 mm) long samples of each color required. configuration and sizes. 2. to meet the USGBC’s LEED requirements or other sustainable goals. 3. Warranties: 1. Warranty covers deterioration due to normal conditions of use and not to handling. D. Provide a written 10-year warranty from date of manufacture for sputter coated glass. origin or other attributes for projects requiring special sustainability provisions.  Manufacturer Reports: Submit Glass Fabricator’s Shop Drawing Review indicating compliance with glazing standards established by the Glass Association of North America (GANA). Project Name.3 SUBMITTALS A.Page Number VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 113 .  Sustainable Design Submittals: Submit manufacturer’s documentation verifying product content. and cleaning practices contrary to the glass manufacturer’s published instructions. Warranty covers deterioration due to normal conditions of use and not to handling.S peci f ica t ion E x ample 1. Show details indicating glazing material. B. glazing thickness. C. Warranty covers deterioration due to normal conditions of use and not to handling. except black.

3. GANA Glazing Manual 2. Refer to these publications for glazing terms not otherwise defined in this section or in Article 1. STORAGE AND HANDLING A. 2. frost.  Mock-ups: Before glazing. framing systems and glazing methods. Accepted mockups may become part of the completed work if undisturbed at the time of substantial completion. Publications: Comply with recommendations in the publications below. Ambient Conditions: Do not proceed with glazing when ambient and substrate temperature conditions are outside limits permitted by the glazing material manufacturers and when glazing channel substrates are wet from rain. GANA Laminated Glazing Reference Manual 1.  Manufacturers: Fabrication processes.S peci f ica t ion E x ample 1. laminated.Page Number . Storage and Handling Requirements: 1. Qualifications: 1. condensation or other causes.5 DELIVERY.6 SITE CONDITIONS A. GANA Engineering Standards Manual 3. insulating. including typical lite size.  Quality Assurance: Maintain mockups during construction in an undisturbed condition as a standard for judging the completed work. B.4°C).4 QUALITY ASSURANCE A. Construction: Build mockups with glass and glazing systems specified for the project. temperature changes. 1. 1. 1. Project Name. 1. including low emissivity and reflective coatings. 2.2 References. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 114 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing . silk-screening and tempering shall be manufactured by a single manufacturer with a minimum of ten (10) years of fabrication experience and meet ANSI / ASQC 9002 1994. C.  Storage and Protection: Protect glazing materials according to manufacturer’s written instructions and as needed to prevent damage to glass and glazing materials from condensation. build mockups for each glass product indicated in section 2. Protect glass from edge damage during handling. comply with insulating glass manufacturers written recommendations for venting and sealing to avoid hermetic seal ruptures.  Scheduling: Notify architect seven days in advance of dates and times when mockups will be available for viewing. direct exposure to sun or other causes.5 Product Schedule to verify selections and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and qualities of materials and execution. For insulating units exposed to substantial altitude changes. except where more stringent requirements are indicated. Do not install liquid glazing sealants when ambient and substrate temperature conditions are outside limits permitted by glazing sealant manufacturer or below 40°F (4.

 Substitution Limitations: In some cases. Inc. C. Provide glass products in the thickness and strengths (annealed or heat-treated) required to meet or exceed the following criteria based on project loads and in-service conditions.  8 breaks per 1000 for glass installed vertically or not 15 degrees or more from the vertical plane and under wind action. either to match work-in-place or to match similar products used in another facility or for another reason determined by the owner. Glass Strength: Analysis shall comply with ASTM E 1300 Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings.3 PERFORMANCE / DESIGN CRITERIA A. including loss due to defective manufacture. 1.2 computer program. Provide glazing systems capable of withstanding normal thermal movements. 2. Product Options: Obtain glass and glazing materials from one source for each product indicated. B. such as insulating units and laminated units.1 MANUFACTURERS A. it may be necessary to use the specified product without substitution. B. Solar optical properties: NFRC 300 Project Name. 3.2 computer program.  Minimum thickness of annealed or heat-treated glass products to be selected so the worst case probability of failure does not exceed the following: a. Deflection must be limited to prevent disengagement from the frame and be less than or equal to 1” (25mm). deterioration of glazing materials.Page Number VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 115 . and other defects in construction. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 08 80 00 Glazing . wind loads and impact loads. Center of glass solar heat gain coefficient: NFRC 200 methodology using LBNL-35298 WINDOW 5. Performance properties to be manufacturer’s published data as determined according to the following procedures: 1.5 Product Schedule. Thermal and Optical Performance: Provide glass products with performance properties specified in 2. to be manufactured by the same fabricator in order to have a common source of warranty.  1 break per 1000 for glass installed 15 degrees or more from the vertical plane and under action of wind and/or snow. b. 2. Source Listing: Acceptable source. without failure. fabrication and installation. Coatings and finished assemblies. 2.2 DESCRIPTION A.S peci f ica t ion E x ample PAR T 2 – PRODUC T S 2. Confirm constraints with the Owner or other Authority Having Jurisdiction. Viracon. 2. Center of glass U-Value: NFRC 100 methodology using LBNL WINDOW 5.

provide heat soak testing conforming to EN14179 which includes a 2 hour dwell at 290°C±10°C.79mm).59mm). Gaps or skips between primary and secondary sealant are permitted to a maximum width of 1/16” (1. Project Name. Type 1.20mm) within 10. Flat Glass: 1. Shall comply with ASTM E 2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation.59mm) / +1/32” (0.  e. f. The target width of the primary seal shall be 5/32” (3.  Shall comply with ASTM C1036 Standard Specification for Flat Glass. d.97mm). Kind HS or FT (remove ASTM Standard C 1048 if annealed glass). 6. one surface coated).008” (0. Up to a maximum of 3/32" of the airspacer may be visible above the primary polyisobutylene sealant. Continuous contact between the primary seal and the secondary seal is desired. or C (other coated glass a. b. Units shall be certified for compliance by the IGCC in accordance with the above ASTM test method.  For clear or low-iron glass ≥ 5mm thick without ceramic frit.59mm). M aximum bow and warp 1/32” per lineal foot (0. e.  Sealed Insulating Glass Units to be double sealed with a primary seal of polyisobutylene and a secondary seal of silicone. Insulating Glass: 1.S peci f ica t ion E x ample 2.003” (0. maximum + or – 125 mD (millidiopter) over 95% of the glass surface. c. Heat Treated Flat Glass to be by horizontal (roller hearth) process with inherent rollerwave distortion parallel to the bottom edge of the glass as installed. heat-absorbing and light reducing) and Quality q3 2. Unit constructed with patterned or laminated glass shall be +/-1/16” (1. d. Class 1 (clear) or Class 2 (tinted. There shall be no voids or skips in the primary seal.Page Number . 3.79mm). b. lites shall be separated by an aluminum spacer with three bent corners and one keyed-soldered corner or four bent corners and one straight butyl injected zinc plated steel straight key joint. To provide a hermetically sealed and dehydrated space.08mm) in the central area and 0. B. a.  Shall comply with ASTM E 546 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units 4.  For all fully tempered glass. B (spandrel glass. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 116 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing . All tempered architectural safety glass shall conform with ANSI Z97.  Shall comply with ASTM E 576 Standard Test Method for Frost Point of Sealed Insulating Glass Units in the Vertical Position 5. The minimum thickness of the secondary seal shall be 1/16” (1.  Maximum peak to valley rollerwave 0. ASTM C 1048 Heat Treated Flat Glass.5” (267mm) of the leading and trailing edge c. 2. FABRICATION A. Condition A (uncoated). The unit overall thickness tolerance shall be -1/16” (1. a.59mm) by maximum length of 2” (51mm) with gaps separated by at least 18” (457mm).1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201.

3. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . HS or FT} 08 80 00 Glazing .  Shall comply with ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass – Kind HS.5 ACCESSORIES A.AN. Glazing Materials: Select glazing sealants. gaskets and additional glazing materials of proven compatibility with other materials they will contact. etc.18 mm) from edges other than locating glass edge.03125” (0.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201. Coated Vision Glass: 1. D. 1. HS or FT} b.  Shall comply with ASTM C 1376 Standard for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Glass 2. Laminated Glass: 1. The edge deletion should be uniform in appearance (visually straight) and remove 95% of the coating. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. E.3 Materials. Laminated Glass products to be fabricated free of foreign substances and air or glass pockets in autoclave with heat plus pressure.} {finish – mill finish or black painted}  {Gas – argon or air} filled d.  Shall comply with ASTM 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. tapes. ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon.59 mm) off parallel from locating glass edge and no more than 0. including glass products.0625” (1. Edge Deletion – When low-e coatings are used within an insulating unit. There shall be a maximum of a 0. All laminated architectural safety glass shall conform with ANSI Z97. a. Coated products to be magnetically sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) 3. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. 2. A. as demonstrated by testing and field experience. S ilicone: {gray or black}  e.AN. Kind FT Coated and Uncoated.6 PRODUCT SCHEDULE All products shall comply with ASTM Standards and requirements in Article 2. S pace: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum. under conditions of installation and service.79 mm) variation in dot.  Silk-screen pattern should be no more than 0.Page Number Project Name. 2. coating shall be edge deleted to completely seal the coating within the unit. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . 2. Condition B 2. stainless steel. hole or line location. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 117 . Ceramic Coated Glass Products: 1. Insulating Coated Glass: 1.  Setting blocks to be 100% silicone with a durameter hardness of 85±5.S peci f ica t ion E x ample C. a.0125” (3. 3. seals of insulating glass units and glazing channel substrates.

S peci f ica t ion E x ample 2. f. a. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 118 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing . Monolithic Reflective Glass: 1. d. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } C. StormGuard. HS or FT} b. Visible Light Transmittance: { }% b. Performance Requirements a. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . e.AN. d. ex: VLE1-57} Laminated Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Laminated Coated Glass: 1. HS or FT} b. f. a. Winter U-Value: { } Summer U-Value: { } Shading Coefficient: { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: { } g. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: { } Project Name. Visible Light Transmittance { }% b. Performance Requirements a.AN.Page Number .AN. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. Visible Light Transmittance: { }% b. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: { } B. f. e. Performance Requirements a. HS or FT} 2. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface 2. ex: VS1-14} Monolithic Reflective Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Exterior Reflectance { }% c. etc} d. Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . d. e. Interlayer: {Thickness} {Type – pvb. Exterior Reflectance: { }% c. Exterior Reflectance: { }% c. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. Winter U-Value: { } Summer U-Value: { } Shading Coefficient: { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: { } g. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g.

etc} g. HS or FT} 2. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g. Performance Requirements a. f.S peci f ica t ion E x ample D. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 08 80 00 Glazing . Interior Glass Ply 1: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . etc. { Overall Thickness} {Product Number. stainless steel. d. ex: VRE1-46} Laminated Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g.  a. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .AN. Exterior Glass Ply 2: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Laminated Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon.AN. f. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } E. Insulating Laminated Coated Glass: 1. Visible Light Transmittance { }% b. Interior Glass Ply 2: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Visible Light Transmittance { }% b.} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled d. HS or FT} f. etc. Interlayer: {Thickness} {Type – pvb.AN. StormGuard.Page Number VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 119 . Exterior Reflectance { }% c.  a. stainless steel.  Space: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum. Exterior Glass Ply 1: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .AN. Laminated Insulating Coated Glass: 1. Performance Requirements a.AN. Silicone: {gray or black} g. d. HS or FT} b. etc} c. Interlayer: {Thickness} {Type – pvb. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. HS or FT} b. Coating: {Coating} on #4 Surface e.  Space: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum. HS or FT} 2. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. Silicone: {gray or black} e. e. HS or FT} d. Exterior Reflectance { }% c. e. StormGuard. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } Project Name.} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled f.AN.

 Spaces: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum.AN.AN.AN. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .AN. etc. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled d. { Overall Thickness} {Product Number. Ceramic Frit: {Frit Color – ex: V933 Warm Gray} on #4 Surface 2. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. stainless steel. Coating: VE-85 on #4 Surface g. Winter U-Value: { } Summer U-Value: { } Shading Coefficient: { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: { } g.  Summer U-Value: { } H. Triple Insulating Coated Glass: 1.Page Number . Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. Performance Requirements a. stainless steel. HS or FT} f. f. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: { } G. Exterior Reflectance: { }% c.  Space: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum. ex: VRE1-46} Triple Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Coated Spandrel Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Viraspan Design-Plus or Viraspan Design-Original} {Screen #} {Pattern – dots. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . HS or FT} b. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. lines. Silicone: {gray or black} Middle Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Pattern: {Viraspan Design. {Overall Thickness} Insulating Silk-screened Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . Ceramic Frit: {Frit Color – ex: V933 Warm Gray} on #2 Surface c. etc.} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled d. a. HS or FT} 2. Visible Light Transmittance: { }% b.  a. a. HS or FT} b. Silicone: {gray or black} e. e. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 120 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing . Viraspan™ Insulating Silk-screened Glass: 1. Performance Requirements a.} Project Name.S peci f ica t ion E x ample F. HS or FT} b. Insulating Coated Spandrel Glass: 1. e. custom. Winter U-Value: { } b.AN. etc. d. HS or FT} f.AN.

S peci f ica t ion E x ample d.lines vertical. Pattern Orientation: {Orientation . f. e. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . {Overall Thickness} Viraspan Monolithic Silk-screened Glass as manufactured by Viracon.} 2. b. custom. Pattern Orientation: {Orientation .AN. Exterior Reflectance: { }% c. Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment .} {finish – mill finish or black painted} {Gas – argon or air} filled f.  Space: {Thickness} {Material – aluminum. lines. horizontal.lines vertical. Viraspan Design-Plus or Viraspan Design-Original} {Screen #} {Pattern – dots. {Overall Thickness} Viraspan Monolithic Spandrel Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Viraspan™ Monolithic Spandrel Glass: 1. a. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } J. horizontal. Glass Ply: {Thickness} {Color} {Heat Treatment . e. Winter U-Value: { } Summer U-Value: { } Shading Coefficient: { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: { } g. stainless steel.} e. HS or FT} 2. Performance Requirements a. etc. Silicone: {gray or black} g. etc. Ceramic Frit: {Frit Color – ex: V933 Warm Gray} on #2 Surface 2.HS or FT} b. Visible Light Transmittance: { }% b. Ceramic Frit: {Frit Color – ex: V933 Warm Gray} on #2 Surface c. d. Visible Light Transmittance { }% b. Performance Requirements a. d.Page Number VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 121 . a. Performance Requirements a. f. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 08 80 00 Glazing . etc.HS or FT} b. Pattern: {Viraspan Design. Viraspan™ Monolithic Silk-screened Glass: 1.} d. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } Project Name. Exterior Reflectance { }% c. Light to Solar Gain Ratio: { } I. etc.

 a. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness. { Overall Thickness} {Product Number. must be 1/4” or greater} {Color} Heat Treatment FT – Heat Soak 2. ClearPoint™ Insulating Laminated Point Supported Glass: 1. must be 1/4” or greater} {Color} Heat Treatment FT – Heat Soak 2. d. Space: 1/2" (13. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. a. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 122 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES 08 80 00 Glazing . Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g. Exterior hole to be countersunk d. must be 3/8” or greater} {Color} Heat Treatment FT – Heat Soaked b. f. Space: 1/2" (13. StormGuard. {Overall Thickness} {Product Number. ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Laminated Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. ClearPoint™ Insulating Point Supported Glass: 1. d. e.2 mm) black air filled space Silicone: {gray or black} f. Exterior Glass Ply: {Thickness. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } L. e. Visible Light Transmittance { }% b. e.2 mm) black air filled space Silicone: {gray or black} f. Coating: {Coating} on #2 Surface c. Exterior Reflectance { }% c. Exterior hole to be countersunk d. Interlayer: {Thickness} {Type – pvb. etc} h. e. Performance Requirements a. Winter U-Value { } Summer U-Value { } Shading Coefficient { } Solar Heat Gain Coefficient { } g. must be 1/4” or greater} {Color} Heat Treatment FT – Heat Soak g. f. Light to Solar Gain Ratio { } Project Name. must be 3/8” or greater} {Color} Heat Treatment FT – Heat Soaked b. Visible Light Transmittance { }% b. Performance Requirements a. Interior Glass Ply 2: {Thickness.S peci f ica t ion E x ample K.Page Number . Interior Glass Ply 1: {Thickness. Interior Glass Ply: {Thickness. ex: VRE1-46} Insulating Coated Glass as manufactured by Viracon. Exterior Reflectance { }% c.

Page Number VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 123 . Verification of Conditions: 1.3 INSTALLATION A. Prevent glass from contact with contaminating substances that result from construction operations such as weld splatter.S peci f ica t ion E x ample PAR T 3 – EXECU T ION 3.2 PREPARATION A. Remove coatings not firmly bonded to substrates. 2. cracked or damaged in any way.4 CLEANING A. fire-safing or plastering. 3. gaskets and other glazing materials including those in the GANA Glazing Manual except where more stringent requirements are indicated. Verify that the minimum required face and edge clearances are being followed.  Verify prepared openings for glazing are correctly sized and within tolerance.1 EXAMINATION A. clean glazing channels and other framing members receiving glass. 3. Demolition / Removal: Remove and replace glass that is broken. Do not proceed with glazing until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected. Project Name. Install products using the recommendations of manufacturers of glass. sealants. Location and Number Issue Date: mm/dd/yyyy 08 80 00 Glazing . Clean excess sealant or compound from glass and framing members immediately after application using solvents or cleaners recommended by manufacturers. Verify that a functioning weep system is present. 3. B. chipped. B.  Surface Preparation: Immediately before glazing. 3.

Silk-screened Glass Viracon’s silk-screened glass products comply with ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass – Kind HS. L a m i n at e d G l a s s U n i t s Viracon's laminated glass units with a minimum . All Viracon commercial glass products conform to industry color standards. Distortion Various factors involved in heat processing. against a bright uniform background. This can be caused by variations within the float glass substrate and normal production variations. Viracon’s laminated glass units comply with ASTM 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. which are the industry safety standards for glazing materials. insulating air spacers and frame binding may distort reflected objects viewed on the glass surface. Inspection Guidelines Pinholes Inspect glass from a distance of 10 ft.6 mm) in diameter are not allowed in 80 percent of the central glass area. Scratches up to 2" (50 mm) are allowed in 80 percent central glass area.030" pvb interlayer comply with ANSI Z97. color variation may occur from one unit to another.E o r R e f l e ct i v e Viracon's coated glass products comply with ASTM Standard C1376 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass.Lo w . (3 m). Pinholes larger than 1/16” (1. C o at e d G l a s s . 124 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES . Inspection Guidelines View silk-screened glass from a distance of 10 feet (3m) under natural daylight conditions. the following criteria apply: Pinholes larger than 1/16" (1.Q uali t y S t an d ar d s Q u a l i ty S T ANDARDS I n s u l at i n g G l a s s U n i t s Viracon's insulating glass units are Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) certified to ASTM E2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation.4 mm) are not allowed in the outer 20 percent of the glass area. Kind FT Coated and Uncoated. and this is not considered a defect. Pinholes larger than 3/32" (2.1-1984 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201. In addition. Uniformity When viewing coated glass from a minimum distance of 10 ft. Concentrated scratches or abraded areas are not allowed. at a viewing angle of 90° to the specimen. No more than two readily apparent blemishes are allowed in a 3" (75 mm) diameter circle and no more than five readily apparent blemishes are allowed in a 12" (300 mm) diameter circle. If a pinhole is readily apparent. Scratches Inspect glass from a distance of 10 ft.6mm) are not allowed if noticeable from a distance of 10 feet or greater. These are not considered defects of the coated glass or the final fabricated product. and scratches up to 3" (75 mm) are allowed in the outer area. (3 m) in transmission. Condition B. (3 m). Color as well as opacity of the ceramic frit pattern may vary slightly due to paint thickness variations.

6 m) under natural daylight conditions. machinery and devices work well and safely. This is not considered a defect. VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 125 . As a result. When viewing spandrel glass under similar conditions. Contact Viracon's Architectural Inside Sales Department for more information. opaque background. ISO 9 0 0 1 When products. which are ordered for each project. financial services. fisheyes. this may affect perceived colors of our Viraspan samples. Viracon reserves the right to change substrate glass suppliers. Color and reflectance may vary when viewed under a uniform. patterns may be up to 1/8” (3mm) off parallel from edges other than the locating glass edge.8mm) indefinite border is acceptable. streaks from screening process and paint particles are allowed. Pattern Registry Maximum variation of +/. Large clusters of close spacing of pinholes or other defects are not allowed in the central 80% of the glass area. This certification encompasses Viracon’s entire operation – sales. (4. Kind FT Coated and Uncoated. • Color and uniformity may vary slightly due to variations in ceramic frit thickness. a clear edge may be visible.1/32” (0.8mm) in dot. fabricating and shipping – to ensure a consistent level of quality in production. Pattern Definition a print definition of 1/32” (0. Due to glass dimensions and squareness tolerances. customer service. In structurally glazed applications.Q uali t y S t an d ar d s Pattern Orientation Patterns may be located up to 1/16” (1. Full coverage translucent frit is available with the following criteria: • Pinholes to 1/16” diameter. systems. it is often because they meet standards and the organization responsible for many thousands of the standards which benefit the world is ISO the International Organization for Standardization. line or hole location is acceptable. Viracon is an ISO 9001 certified company. • Not for use in interior applications S pa n d r e l G l a ss Viracon’s spandrel glass products comply with ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass – Kind HS.6mm) off parallel from the locating glass edge. purchasing. scheduling. • Approval of a full-size mock-up at an 11 foot inspection distance and a 90-degree angle to glass surface against a bright uniform background is required. Condition B Inspection Guidelines View spandrel glass from a distance of 15 ft. Approval of all glass colors is based on 12" x 12" (305 mm x 305 mm) samples. reflected pinholes and scratches are not considered defects if they are unobtrusive.

and mock-up verification testing completed by the glazing manufacturer. Exposure of the glass to moisture vapor or liquid water for extended periods will ultimately result in seal failure. They should also be centered at quarter points and be 1/16” (1. The blocks should have a Shore-A durometer hardness of 85 ±5.6 mm) less than the channel width (See Figure 1). To obtain approval for any structural silicone glazing system. The effectiveness of the weep system or weather seal depends on the design. This will limit lateral movement of the glass. or de-lamination. contact the appropriate gasket or framing manufacturer. workmanship. For additional recommendations. They should be installed in the vertical channel with a 1/8” (3mm) clearance between glass edge and block. Viracon also specifies that edge blocks be silicone and have a Shore-A Durometer hardness of 60 ±5 and be a minimum of 4” in length. insulating. (See Figure 2). FAce W eep System Se t ting Blocks Fi gure 1 St r u c t u r a l s i l i c o n e g l a z i n g Structural silicone glazing uses silicone sealants with an interior backup mullion. contact the appropriate silicone manufacturer or the Technical Services Department at Viracon. and spandrel glass should not be exposed to water or moisture vapor for extended periods of time. Bite EDG E Fi gure 2 d ense wedg e gaske t close d-cell neoprene gaske t Weep Fi gure 3 126 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES . as well as minimum glass bites. Viracon specifies that edge blocks or anti-walk blocks be used for dry glazed systems. Viracon requires either a positive weather seal. or an adequate weep system to prevent this occurrence (See Figure 3). For recommended face and minimum edge clearances. sealant deterioration. WEEP S Y S T EM The edges of laminated. and is not the responsibility of Viracon. It must be specified as a structural silicone glazing system due to compatibility limitations of silicone sealants with certain types of glass or insulating unit secondary seal designs. Inadequate edge clearances can cause glass breakage as a result of glass-to-frame contact. Responsibility for the weep system and its performance is the responsibility of those parties or others. installer.g la z in g g ui d elines Glazing guidelines Viracon specifies that 100% silicone setting blocks be used for all types of glazing systems. or designer. coating deterioration. engineering.

Once the glass is installed. Also. Viracon recommends a 5-7° lean against two wide. Take special care cleaning coated glass surfaces. handling instructions Translucent frits are ceramic enamels that are silkscreened onto glass and fused onto the surface during heat treatment. use a soft. Do not allow glass edges to contact the frame or any hard surface during installation. coatings or glass breakage. To see an example of a rolling block. VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 127 . or window cleaning solution. smears. Rinse immediately with clean water and remove any excess water from the glass surface with a squeegee. grease. Do not allow any metal or hard parts of the cleaning equipment to contact the glass surface. since these will scratch the coating. Due to the paint composition. which are capable of withstanding crate weight. If detergent residue is still present. the resultant surface retains some surface irregularity after it is fired onto the glass surface. refer to the Glass Association of North America (GANA) glazing manual. Since the surface is rougher than a normal glass surface. dirt. Use rolling blocks if the insulating units are rotated or “cartwheeled” on their corners. In addition. clean. For routine cleaning. it can be effectively removed with a 50/50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water. grit-free cloth and a mild soap. razor blades. Fingerprints. Weathering metals. detergent. Improper glass storage techniques may result in damage to glass components. Improper air circulation for spandrel glass may result in glass damage or staining. it is important to clean the glass during and after construction. caution is recommended when working with sealants because liquid sealants that penetrate the porous surface may become difficult to remove once cured. requiring more frequent cleaning.g la z in g g ui d elines glass handling and storage Care needs to be taken during handling and glazing to ensure that glass damage does not occur. the architect. Windblown objects. Refer to Viracon’s Glass Staining Tech Talk for additional information on glass staining and storage. Store glass crates properly to prevent them from tipping. Do not use abrasive cleaners. putty knives and metal parts of cleaning equipment. clean conditions must exist during installation to prevent contaminants or sealants from begriming the glass. ensure proper blocking and protection from outside elements. The glass surface should then be wiped dry with a clean grit-free cloth or squeegee. welding sparks or other material that contacts the glass surface during construction may cause irreversible damage. Viracon recommends wearing clean cotton or rubber gloves when handling this product. The silk-screening process involves depositing the frit on the glass through a nylon mesh. general contractor or building owner should provide for glass protection and cleaning. Maintenance and storage To maintain aesthetics. alkaline materials or abrasive cleaners may cause surface damage. sturdy uprights. Follow the same cleaning techniques used for non-coated glass. Be aware of the rough surface so appropriate precautions can be taken by the other trades. scum and sealant residue are more noticeable on coated glass. glass surfaces.

it must be submitted to Viracon on mylar. The area behind the panel must be vented to prevent condensation from forming on cold interior surfaces. improper factory fabrication or damage by persons or objects at the construction site. excessive wind loads.6mm) ASTM C1036 ASTM C1172 +1/32" / -1/16" (+.787mm / -1. If not. objects and debris striking the glass.r e cta n g u l a r g l a s s s h a p e s Viracon capabilities include cutting virtually any shape glass required for your project without full-size patterns.7mm) ±1/16 (±1. whichever is less. Failure to adhere to the following guideline for spandrel glass will void its warranty: Viracon does not recommend or warrant applications in which insulation is applied directly to the glass.com for copies of our product warranties. glazing damage.8mm / -1. N o n . It must not exceed either the length of the span divided by 175 or 3/4” (19 mm).6mm) +3/16" / -1/16" (+4.6mm) +3/16" / -1/16" (+4. framing deflections Refer to the GANA glazing manual for information on adequate framing systems. Viracon will not be responsible for size accuracy. For additional information.7mm) 128 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES .588mm) 1" (25mm) 1/4" (6mm) 3/16" (5mm) 1/2" (12. “Unexplained” glass breakage may still occur due to thermal stress. Viracon can supply glass strength analyses on specified products. Insulation should be installed with a 1” air space between the glass and insulation (See Figure 4). handling and storage conditions.1/4" (6mm) Exterior Lite 1/2" (13. glazing system pressures. Visit viracon.g la z in g g ui d elines Glass Breakage It is important to first determine appropriate loads for the glass. contact Viracon Inside Sales.2plies 1/4" (6mm) Insulating .8mm / -1. Viracon will transfer the pattern to mylar at an additional charge. W a r r a n ty i n f o r m a t i o n Viracon architectural products carry limited warranties. if you require a full-size pattern.2mm) Spacer 1/4" (6mm) Interior Lite Glass Thickness Edge Clearance Face Clearance Glass Bite Dimensional Tolerance Thickness Tolerance 1/4" (6mm) 1/2" (12mm) 1/4" (6mm) 1/4" (6mm) 1/8" (3mm) 1/8" (3mm) 3/8" (10mm) 1/2" (12. You are required to comply with industry standards for framing deflection. However. SPAN D R E L GL A SS INS U L AT I O N AI R S PAC E (1” MIN) INSULATI NG GLASS INSU L ATI NG GL A SS Fi gure 4 RECOMMENDED GLASS CLEARANCES AND TOLERANCES Monolithic Laminated .

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Acoustics: The science of sound and sound control. Air Side: The side of float glass that was up, or exposed to the “air”, when it was manufactured. The bottom side is referred to as the “tin” side because it floated on a liquid tin bath. Coatings are applied to the air side. Air Spacer: A desiccant filled frame used to separate two lites of glass in an insulating unit. Annealed: Raw glass with low residual stresses. This enables cutting and fabrication. Argon Gas: An invisible non toxic gas used in insulating units to enhance the units insulating performance (u-value). Autoclave: A vessel that employs high pressure and heat. In the glass industry, used to produce a bond between glass interlayers creating a laminated glass product. Bite: The dimension by which the framing system overlaps the edge of the glazing infill. Blast Resistant Glass: A laminated glazing construction commonly specified to mitigate injuries from flying glass resulting from an air-blast explosive. Butt Glazed: The installation of glass products where the vertical glass edges are without structural supporting mullions. Butyl: Shortened term for polyisobutylene. The primary seal of an insulating unit and key component in restricting moisture vapor transmission. Capillary Tube: A small tube factory-placed into the air spacer of an insulating unit used for balancing interior and exterior pressures during transportation over higher elevations i.e. mountain ranges or air transport. Ceramic Frit: An enamel applied to glass for decorative/aesthetic appearances and/or functionality such as solar control, ceramic frit is applied with a large roller for full spandrel applications or through a screen for silk-screen applications. Ceramic Ink: An enamel applied to glass for decorative and aesthetic appearances and/or functionality such as solar control, ceramic ink is applied with a programmable print head for digital inkjet printing. Ceramic ink has a thinner viscosity than ceramic frit which allows it to flow through the print head. Coated Glass: A general reference to any glass incorporating a reflective or low-e coating. Condensation: The appearance of moisture (water vapor) on the surface of an object caused by warm moist air coming into contact with a colder object. Conventionally Glazed: A framing system that captures the glazing component in the glazing channel. CPSC 16 CFR 1201: Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials. Delamination: An unbonded area in laminated glass between glass and PVB. Desiccant: Small extremely porous beads used to absorb moisture in the sealed air spacer of an insulating unit. Distortion: Alteration of viewed images caused by variations in glass flatness or inhomogeneous portions within the glass, an inherent characteristic of heat-treated glass. Double Laminated Insulating Glass: An insulating glass unit in which both the interior and exterior components are a laminated glass. Double Strength: Refers to clear 1/8” (3mm) thick float glass. Dual Seal: Refers to an insulating unit with a primary seal of polyisobutylene (butyl) and a secondary seal of silicone. Emissivity: The measure of a surface’s ability to emit long-wave infrared radiation.

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Etch: To alter the surface of glass with hydrofluoric acid or other caustic agents. Permanent etching of glass may occur from alkali and other runoff from surrounding building materials. Float Glass: Glass formed on a bath of molten tin. The surface in contact with the tin is known as the tin surface or tin side. The top surface is known as the atmosphere surface or air side. Fully Tempered Glass (FT): Glass that has been heat-treated to have either a minimum surface compression of 10000 psi or an edge compression not less than 9700 psi in accordance with the requirements of ASTM C 1048 kind FT or meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 or CPSC 16 CFR 1201 safety glazing standards. Tempered glass is 4-5 times stronger than annealed glass and when broken breaks into small relatively harmless pieces. Glazing: (n) A generic term used to describe an infill material such as glass. (v) The process of installing an infill material into a prepared opening in windows, door panels, partitions, etc. Ground Edge: A special fabrication done to the edge of a piece of glass. Makes the edge smooth and gives it a whitish/gray appearance. Heat Soak: A process of heating glass to a specific temperature for a specified time in a special oven in an attempt to find any impurities in the glass known as “nickel sulfide inclusions”. Heat Strengthened (HS): Glass that has been heat-treated to have a surface compression between 3500 and 7500 psi and meet the requirements for ASTM C 1048 kind HS. It is ~2-3 times the strength of annealed glass. Heat-strengthened glass is not a safety glazing material and will not meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 or CPSC 16 CFR 1201. Heat Transfer Methods: Heat transfers from one place to another via convection conduction or radiation. Convection occurs from the upward movement of warm light air currents. Conduction occurs when energy passes from one object to another. Radiation occurs when heat is sent through space and is capable of traveling to a distant object where it can be reflected absorbed or transmitted. Heat Treated: Term used for both fully tempered glass and heat-strengthened glass. Hurricane / cyclic wind-resistant glass: Laminated glazing tested to one or more test protocols for high velocity hurricane winds and windborne debris. Infrared (IR): IR is part of the solar spectrum or sunlight that is invisible to the human eye. It has a wavelength range of ~7903000 nanometers and has a penetrating heat effect. Short-wave IR converts to heat when it is absorbed by an object. Insulating Glass (IG): Two glass components separated by an air spacer and hermetically sealed. Inherently insulating glass increases a window’s thermal performance. Insulating Laminated Glass: An insulating glass unit in which the exterior component is a monolithic glass ply and the interior component is laminated glass. Interlayer: Refers to the plastic or vinyl in a laminated unit. Iridescence: Also called strain pattern or Q-lines. It is a pattern in heat treated glass not normally visible except under certain lighting conditions. It is especially visible with the use of a polarized lens. Iridescence is an inherent characteristic of heat treated glass. Laminated Glass: Two or more pieces of glass bonded together by a piece of plastic/vinyl called polyvinyl butyral (PVB.) A minimum interlayer thickness of .030 (.76mm) meets the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 or CPSC 16 CFR 1201 safety glazing standards. Laminated Insulating Glass: An insulating glass unit in which the exterior component is a laminated glass and the interior component is a monolithic glass ply. Light to Solar Gain Ratio (LSG): The ratio is equal to the Visible Light Transmittance divided by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. The Department of Energy's Federal Technology Alert publication of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) views an LSG of 1.25 or greater to be Green Glazing/Spectrally Selective Glazing.

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Lite: Another term for a pane of glass. Sometimes spelled "light" in industry literature. Low-E: An abbreviation for Low Emissivity coatings. They are applied to glass to reflect invisible long-wave infrared or heat. They reduce heat gain or loss in a building by redirecting the heat. In addition they typically provide greater light transmission low reflection and reduce heat transfer. Low iron: Low iron glass is a type of float glass manufactured with less iron than standard clear glass. With this reduction in iron content the greenish tint is reduced. UltraWhite, Starphire and Optiwhite are low iron glass substrates. Lucor: A powder used to separate lites of glass to prevent damage from scratching or rubbing. Mock-Up: A full size sample or model of a unit normally used to judge appearance and performance. Monolithic: Refers to a single lite of glass as a finished product. Mullion: A horizontal or vertical member that supports and holds such items as panels, glass, sash or sections of a curtain wall. Negative Air: Refers to an insulating unit wherein the two lites of glass are closer together in the center of the unit than they are at the edge. This gives the unit the appearance of being "bowed in". Nickel Sulfide: An inclusion in float glass that can cause spontaneous breakage in fully tempered glass. Offset: Glass unit wherein the two glass ply edges are intentionally not aligned. OITC Rating: Outside-Inside Transmission Class Rating used to classify acoustic performance of glazing in exterior applications. Pattern Glass: Glass with textured surface to emit light but restrict vision. Polished Edge: A special fabrication done to the edge of a piece of glass. Makes the edge smooth and gives it an extremely shiny or polished appearance. Polyisobutylene (PIB): The primary seal of an insulating unit and the key component in restricting moisture vapor transmission. Polyurethane: Also commonly called urethane. Used by some insulating fabricators for a secondary sealant. It is also an interlayer used in polycarbonate security products. Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB): The plastic or vinyl used in the makeup of a laminated unit the vinyl is what holds that unit together. Positive Air: The opposite of negative air. In an insulating unit where the center of the unit is farther apart than around the air spacer these units have a bowed out appearance. OITC Rating: Outside-Inside Transmission Class Rating used to classify acoustic performance of glazing in exterior applications. Pattern Glass: Glass with textured surface to emit light but restrict vision. Polished Edge: A special fabrication done to the edge of a piece of glass. Makes the edge smooth and gives it an extremely shiny or polished appearance. Polyisobutylene (PIB): The primary seal of an insulating unit and the key component in restricting moisture vapor transmission. Polyurethane: Also commonly called urethane. Used by some insulating fabricators for a secondary sealant. It is also an interlayer used in polycarbonate security products. Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB): The plastic or vinyl used in the makeup of a laminated unit the vinyl is what holds that unit together. Positive Air: The opposite of negative air. In an insulating unit where the center of the unit is farther apart than around the air spacer these units have a bowed out appearance.

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Reflective Glass: See Solar Reflective Coatings Relative Heat Gain (RHG): The amount of heat gained through glass taking into consideration the effects U-value and shading coefficient. Sandblasted Finish: A surface treatment for flat glass obtained by spraying the glass with hard particles to roughen the surface. Skylight: A window glazed in a roof or ceiling of a building. Solar Spectrum: The solar spectrum commonly referred to as sunlight consists of ultraviolet light (UV) visible light and infrared (IR). cured extrusions on which the glass product bottom edge is placed to effectively support the weight of the glass. After the frit is applied the glass goes through an infrared oven to dry the frit and then through a tempering furnace to fire (bond) the frit to the glass permanently. RAT Equation: The RAT equation accounts for 100 percent of solar energy which is equal to the sum of solar reflectance absorption and transmittance. The design is made by placing a screen over a piece of glass and then pressing ceramic frit by means of a large squeegee through the pores of the screen. Solar Reflectance: The percentage of solar energy that is reflected from the glass surface(s). The lower the RHG the more the glass product restricts heat gain.3000 nanometers) that is transmitted through the glass. the less heat is transmitted through the glazing material. Sloped Glazing: Glass units that are glazed more than 15° off vertical. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): The portion of directly transmitted and absorbed solar energy that enters into the building’s interior. The English System relative heat gain is calculated as: RHG = (Summer U-value x 14°F) + (Shading Coefficient x 200). Shading Coefficient: Shading coefficient is the ratio of solar heat gain through a specific type of glass that is relative to the solar heat gain through a 1/8”” (3mm) ply of clear glass under identical conditions. For example with a single pane of 1/8” (3mm) clear glass 83 percent of solar energy is transmitted 8 percent is reflected and 9 percent is absorbed by the glass. The higher the SHGC the higher the heat gain. Roller Wave: The appearance of waviness sometimes seen in heat treated glass caused by the glass moving over rollers in the tempering furnace. Solar Transmittance: The percentage of ultraviolet visible and near infrared energy (300 . Viracon recommends that only 100% silicone setting blocks be used for all types of glazing systems.8°C) + (Shading Coefficient x 630). The method restricts vision while maintaining a level of light transmission. The r-value is the reciprocal of the U-value. Sightline for Insulating Glass: Edge dimension of insulating glass covered by spacer and intended to be covered in glazing channel. The Metric System is calculated as: RHG = (Summer U-value x 7. Solar Reflective Coatings: Coatings that reduce heat gain through higher solar reflection. Setting Blocks: Generally rectangular. Silk-screen: A process of applying a specific design or pattern to glass. Of the solar energy absorbed portions are emitted back towards the exterior and towards the building interior. Solar Energy: The sum total of the solar spectrum. Solar Control Glass: Tinted and/or coated glass that reduces the amount of solar heat gain transmitted through a glazing product. The higher the R-value. 132 V I R AC O N / / R E S OURCES . As the shading coefficient number decreases heat gain is reduced which means a better performing product. The energy distribution within the solar spectrum is approximately 2 percent UV 47 percent visible light and 51 percent IR.GLOSSARY Pyrolytic Deposition: A process of applying a thin metallic coating to the surface of flat glass during the float glass manufacturing process. R-Value: Thermal resistance of a glazing system expressed ft2/hr/°F/BTU (m2/W/°C).

Wet Seal: Application of an elastomeric sealant between the glass and sash to form a weather-tight seal. Visible Light Transmittance: The percentage of visible light (380 . Substrate: The raw glass or base material to which other materials or fabrication procedures are applied. STC Rating: Sound Transmission Class Rating is a single-number rating system for interior building partitions and viewing windows used to categorize acoustic performance.780 nanometers) that is transmitted through the glass. VIRACON // R E S O U R C E S 133 . Weeps (or Weep Holes): Drain holes or slots in the sash or framing member to prevent accumulation of condensation and water. As a result it is not recommended for glass selection of exterior wall applications since the single-number rating was achieved under a specific set of laboratory conditions. Structural Silicone Glazing: The use of a silicone sealant for the structural transfer of loads from the glass to its perimeter support system and retention of the glass in the opening. The lower the u-value the more restrictive the fenestration product is to heat transfer. Visible Light Reflectance: The percentage of light that is reflected from the glass surface(s). (Visible light is the only portion of the solar spectrum visible to the human eye. reciprocal of r-value. Vacuum (Sputtering) Deposition: Process for applying multiple layers of metallic coatings to the surface of flat glass in a vacuum chamber. Ultraviolet Light (UV): The name of the invisible portion of the light spectrum with wavelengths shorter than 390 nanometers. so does the amount of heat that is transferred through the glazing material.GLOSSARY Spandrel: The panel(s) of a wall located between vision areas of windows which conceal structural columns floors and shear walls. Tin Side: The bottom side of float glass as it was manufactured called “tin side” because float glass rides on a bath of liquid tin while it is being cooled. The damaging effects on long-term UV exposure results in fabric fading and plastic deterioration. Its original intent was to quantify interior building partitions not exterior wall components.) Warm Edge: Term used to describe insulating spacer technologies that achieve better center of glass thermal performance (u-value) than a traditional aluminum spacer. U-Value: A measure of heat gain or heat loss through glass due to the thermal conductance and the difference in indoor and outdoor temperatures. As the u-value decreases.

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