Tag Archives: Glazing

Specifying glass for sloped glazing and skylights

Custom-designed sloped glazing and skylights have long brought a distinctive architectural statement to atriums and other features of commercial buildings. While the framing is essential for supporting the structure and resisting environmental loads, the selection and specification of the overhead glass is of the greatest importance due to the hazards posed by potential breakage. The glazing and fenestration industry has developed a guide to assist designers and specifiers prioritize and apply the variables to meet applicable code provisions, minimize breakage, and maximize performance.

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Low-e glass helps North Carolina towers earn LEED Gold

Inspired by classical pavilion architecture, using Doric Order and monumental half-round column design, Capitol Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an iconic office building combining old-world Roman influence with high-performance glazing and modern energy efficiency. The ornate façade, designed by LS3P in Charlotte, showcases concrete pillars and a prominent exterior glazed with neutral-reflective, low‑emissivity (low-e) glass, which helped it achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

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