Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | May 7, 2015

Have you ever wondered translucent, channel or frit when choosing glass?

 ARC-04-404-INT (3)Our Director of Sustainable Design, Sam Missimer recently commented on this topic for  NZB-Net Zero Building Magazine. The article is a must read for anyone working in lighting, architecture, or glazing, who is interested in learning more about the evolving world of daylighting in building design and construction.  Sam says, “I think most significant advance is the emergence of high-performance translucents as a strategic part of the envelope”. To find out why he feels this way, check out the article at:

Photo Above, Muse De Ponce, Puerto Rico – a naturally daylighted art museum, using Solera Translucent Glazings .

Finally, we’d like to send a big thank you to the publishers of Net Zero Buildings Magazine for allowing Sam to weigh in on the issue.

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | March 23, 2015

How daylighting can go wrong in sports facilities….

Here at Advanced Glazings Ltd. we take our hockey very seriously!

We have many fans on staff as well as devoted “Hockey” parents who spend their weekends in arenas. On one of those weekends, a staff member snapped the picture below (caption – arena with vision glass) , capturing the effects of direct beam sunlight on the ice surface and surrounding space when clear vision glass is used to daylight a facility.  The photo captures the hot spots created on the ice surface, seating and overall light levels in the sports facility.



Arena with vision glass windows.


In comparison the photo below contains Solera Glazing units,  notice how deep the natural daylight penetrates into the space.  Note the absence of hot spots and glare.  There is enough natural daylight illuminating the space that one could skate with the lights off!  This arena possess and open and inviting atmosphere where athletes and spectators are welcomed by the glow of natural light.


Arena with Solera glazings units.

Which arena would you want  to play or watch a game in?

Greenbuild Group

Robert Kartes, Regional Manager; Michelle Milburn, General Manager; Sam Missimer, Director of Sustainable Design; Bob Silverstein, Sales Manager

This event saw the premier of new Solera presentations on: Maximizing Envelope Performance for Net-Zero Design, Daylighting Metrics for Designers and Facade Solutions for Energy Code Retrofits. 

Following two days of seminars and presentations in the Solera Daylighting Theater on the Greenbuild Expo floor, Solera treated existing customers, industry partners, and new friends of real daylighting solutions to a private party featuring a special performance by Mardi Gras Indians, The WILD MAGNOLIAS.

 For full information on how you can bring the power of real daylighting and energy problem solving to your team, your projects, and your customers, please contact:


 In celebration of Greenbuild being held in the cradle of American Jazz and Music, New Orleans, this year’s party is a very special private concert by New Orlean’s own Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, The Wild Magnolias.

 The Wild Magnolias are part of the fabric of New Orlean’s unique and rich culture. The have performed at every one of the city’s famous Jazz and Heritage Festivals. The Wild Magnolias have taken the Mardi Gra Indian experience around the world, including stops at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Big Chief, Bo Dollis was the recipient of the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow Award.

 Please stop by and see us at Greenbuild Booth 713 to pick up your invitation.

If you would like to schedule our award-winning Lunch and Learn on Daylighting and Total Envelope Performance so your firm can join the industry leaders who designing with Solera to bring engineered daylighting and total envelope energy performance advances to their clients, please call us at 902-794-2899.


See you in New Orleans!

Advanced Glazings Ltd. is excited to introduce the newest members of our AGL Team:  James Satterwhite, VP of Global Business Development and Bob Silverstein, Sales Manager.

  Both bring with them a wealth of industry knowledge and experience and are excited at the opportunity to engage our valued clients .

    James Satterwhite


Bob Silverstein



We hope to see you at Greenbuild this year in New Orleans. We will be hosing our Second Annual Solera Greenbuild Party with our special guests, The Wild Magnolias performing. Be sure to pop by booth number 713 to meet our AGL team and get your invitation to the party.

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | July 4, 2014

Welcome to our New Sales and Logistics Coordinator

It is our pleasure to introduce Kevin O’Flaherty, our newest member of our sales team. Kevin, in his role as Sales Coordinator, will be responsible for interfacing with customers, architects and engineers to provide product information and quotations. He is also your point of contact for submission of purchase orders.

Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer relations and sales.

Welcome to the team Kevin!

To contact Kevin O’Flarety – email: or phone: 888-452-0464 ext 242

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | April 17, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day with Solera and the AIA

Sam Missimer, Head of Sustainable Design with Advanced Glazings will be bringing the latest Solera high-performance glazing solution news to AIA gatherings in New Jersey and New Orleans in the coming weeks, in celebration of Earth Day and the rapidly growing adoption of attainable Net-Zero Energy designs.
On Wednesday April 30th the New Orleans Chapter of the AIA hosts Solera for a lunch hour seminar on Daylighting and Advanced Envelope Design, lunch will be provided and attendees will earn AIA-HSW Credits. Contact AIA NOLA at (504) 525-8320.
On Tueday May 13th, the Central New Jersey Chapter of the AIA will host Solera for their monthly dinner meeting. Again, AIA-HSW credits will be earned by all attendees. Info: or call Donna Terrazo at Cannon Design (212) 972-9800.
Solera is being installed as an essential envelope component on several high-profile, high-performance projects now under construction including PS 62, New York City’s First Net-Zero Energy Public School, The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, The Harlem Dream School (seed funded by NY Yankee’s first baseman Mark Teixeira), the Tennessee Valley Authority Headquarters in Chattanooga (46,000 sf skylight replacement at this iconic 1970’s ‘green’ HQ) and the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Building Hub project at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Join us for one of these dynamic and informative events, or call us today to discuss how you can bring the message of true, engineered daylighting and advanced energy performance Solera to your chapter, and become part of one the most exciting and rapidly growing families of true high-performance design solutions.
Discover how all-glass, durable and cost-efficient Solera can help you move your projects to new levels of energy performance, and together help to make a difference through designing meaningful solutions – today, and for the future of our planet.

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | May 13, 2013

Glass Magazine Blog interview about ASHRAE codes and issues Part 1

As we all know, a building encounters many trials and growing pains as it moves from design to completion.  It is how we in the business of constructing these buildings deal with the trials that define us. 

 One of the more controversial challenges we’ve seen come into play in the last year are newer and more rigorous codes and standards for buildings.

 Our vice president, Avi Bar had the opportunity to share his opinions about these new challenges with blogger Max P from a prolific online resource called Glass, which is run from Glass

You can read the thought-provoking points made about building /energy code processes and ASHRAE here:

Keep and eye out for Part two of this interview, coming out later this week.

 Please share your views on this topic below.

The TEN23 building, locate adjacent to the High Line in New York City, received NGBS (National Green Building Standard) Silver certification.

The building’s striking façade is composed of poured architectural concrete, which eliminated the need for exterior cladding and provides a tempering effect that helps to limit heat gain in the summer months. White translucent glass SOLERA® panels with R-18 Cabot aerogel (formerly Nanogel)  provide an abundance of diffused natural light to interiors.  Read more:


Ten23 as seen from the high line.

Ten23 as seen from the high line.

Ten23 as seen from the high line.

“At its time of opening, Dr. David Suzuki Public School will be the first and only educational facility in Canada built to a LEED® Platinum standard. It carries the name of one of the world’s foremost environmental advocates.”  See how Advanced Glazings, Ltd and SOLERA® helped it achieve it’s success.

“The Greater Essex County District School Board identified Windsor architect Greg McLean and Associates to design the new school.  Mr. McLean had demonstrated dynamic creativity and an attention to detail that would prove invaluable as this particular new school project evolved.”

Dr. David Suzuki Public School, courtesy of

Dr. David Suzuki Public School, courtesy of

“The creators of Dr. David Suzuki Public School also recognized that a new educational facility can be more than a place where teaching and learning can take place. It can also inspire learning and become a school where the building teaches too.”

Read more about this achievement at:

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