Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | September 8, 2010

Solera+Nanogel named “Most Innovative Energy-Efficient Glass Product”

Sydney, NS – Advanced Glazings Ltd., manufacturers of daylighting glass units that improve energy efficiency, has been awarded the 2010 Crystal Achievement Award for “Most Innovative Energy-Efficient Glass Product.”

Selected by a panel of esteemed judges representing all segments of the glass industry, the awards recognize the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.

“We’re extremely humbled to be recognized for our efforts with this award,” says AGL Vice President, Architectural Products, Avi Bar. “Solera+Nanogel revolutionizes the way architects can design with glass.  Glass structures can now deliver diffused natural light whilst insulating like a wall.”

Advanced Glazings commercialized SoleraTM in 2001, with its primary market in commercial new construction.  After extensive R&D and testing, Solera+Nanogel was launched at Greenbuild in November of 2009.  Solera+Nanogel has received a number of accolades including “Top Product 2009” by Architectural Record and “2010 Crystal Achievement Award.”  A number of high profile projects around the world have specified Solera+Nanogel as a core component of their building envelope.

The product consists of a transparent honeycomb structure incorporating Cabot’s Nanogel aerogel.  Each aerogel particle consists largely of air contained in a nanostructure with pore sizes less than the mean free path of air molecules, which severely inhibits heat transfer through the material, enabling world-class performance.

In an industry where incremental changes are dubbed “high performance,” this represents a giant leap.

“Instead of simply selling a product, we provide solutions for optimal daylighting and are available for guidance from concept through completion of a project. We are excited to be the winners of the Crystal Achievement Award. At Advanced Glazings, we are passionate about environmental design and work avidly at advancing the art and science of daylighting in architecture.”


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