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: 
dxtarchitect@aol.com 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 Magazine.com

You can read the thought-provoking points made about building /energy code processes and ASHRAE here:  http://glassmagazine.com/glassblog/fabricator-fascinating-insight-1311109

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: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/2012/09-september/multifamily-ten23.aspx

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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 http://www.suzukipublicschool.ca

Dr. David Suzuki Public School, courtesy of http://www.suzukipublicschool.ca

“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: http://www.suzukipublicschool.ca/building-features/light/daylighting-and-daylight-harvesting.html

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | February 26, 2013

Here are our most recent entries in our 2013 Qtr. 1 iPad Giveaway

Thanks to all that have submitted entries on how SOLERA helps buildings with thermal performance, while providing exceptional daylighting.  Good Luck!  A new winner will be announced on or about April 1, 2013.

Joseph Allen, Architectural Alliance

Joseph Allen, Architectural Alliance

Voritskul, Kiat AEDA LLC.

Kiat Voritskul, AEDA LLC

Camara, Derek BKA Architects

Derek Camara, BKA Architects

Denz, Mike FGM Architects

Mike Denz, FGM Architects

Flescher, Stella HNTB

Stella Flescher, HNTB Architecture

Kensy, Jennifer 1 Foit-Albert

Jennifer Kensy, Foit-Albert Associates

Kensy, Jennifer 2 Foit-Albert

Jennifer Kensy, Foit-Albert Associates

Kensy, Jennifer 3 Foit-Albert

Jennifer Kensy, Foit-Albert Associates

Thomas, Andrew Micthell Gourgola

Andrew Thomas, Mitchell Gourgola

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | February 11, 2013

SOLERA Helps the RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability Achieve Results

Congratulations FXFowle Architects and SWBR Architects on the near completion of the RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Golisano Institute for Sustainability.  The architects chose to include Solera® + Lumira® aerogel  R18 to assist with controlling thermal impact while delivering beautiful daylighting.  Solera® + Lumira® aerogel delivers superior performance goals in this best-in-class living laboratory for advanced sustainable design.

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | December 21, 2012

SOLERA featured in US Glass Magazine

U.S. Glass Magazine, November 2012 Article

In their November 2012 issue, US Glass magazine featured Advanced Glazings, Ltd. and our SOLERA® product line as an innovative & affordable Daylighting solution.  “As explained by the Daylighting Collaborative, ‘daylighting’ is the practice of using natural light to illuminate building spaces. Rather than relying solely on electric lighting during the day,  daylighting brings indirect natural light into the building. Daylighting reduces the need for electric lighting and connects people to the outdoors. And it provides pleasing illumination at a fraction of the cost of the most efficient electric lights.”

Click on the image to download the PDF.

US Glass Nov. 2012

US Glass Nov. 2012

Read more . . .

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays from Advanced Glazings, Ltd.

 

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Happy Holidays,

from all of us at Advanced Glazings, Ltd.

We are humbled and thankful for your continued support which has made 2012 our best year yet.  It has been a strong year of growth across our entire organization.  We welcomed three new Regional Managers to our team, Mr. Bob Kartes, Mr. Matthew Cyr and Mr. Mark Hepburn and our new Administrative Coordinator,  Ms. Jessica Robertson.

We have expanded our sales markets internationally with projects launched in both Norway and Ireland.  In 2012, we shipped the most projects in our history.

During 2013, we will continue to grow our team, increase production facilities as the demand for SOLERA® grows, and support the ever growing need for meeting new and higher efficiency standards. Our new website is slated to go live early in 2013, and keep an eye out for some exciting new announcements . . .

For more information on Advanced Glazings & SOLERA® please visit our website at www.advancedglazings.com.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season,

Avi Bar, LEED™ AP BD+C
Vice President, Architectural Products
Advanced Glazings, Ltd.
T: 888.452.0464
SOLERA®… Practical. Possible. Daylighting  Now.

 

 

 

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | November 26, 2012

See SOLERA in Action!

Glass Magazine interviews Avi Bar, V.P. Architectural Products, at Greenbuild 2012, and sees  SOLERA in action.   Here is a short video of how SOLERA enhances daylighting while providing unparalleled thermal performance in glass!

Posted by: Advanced Glazings Ltd. | November 23, 2012

Greenbuild 2012 Was a Huge Success!

Greenbuild 2012 was a huge success for Advanced Glazings, Ltd.  Guests to our booth were able to see SOLERA in action with our new modeling display.  It allows users to witness the impact of SOLERA on daylighting by simply swapping out alternative glazing materials with SOLERA.

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Model, Model with vision glass, Model with SOLERA. (From right to left)

We were also  privileged to have guest speakers at our local educational sessions.  Thank you to James Satterwhite, Cabot Corporation, who joined with AGL in announcing our new product, SOLERA + Lumira aerogel, R5 which gives our customers an affordable SOLERA + Lumira aerogel  alternative. See the link to our new brochure below, for the R5 specifications.

Mark Maddalina from SWBR Architects and Eric Goshow, from Goshow Architects also shared their experience in how they effectively daylit our shared projects.  Thank you to you all!

James Satterwhite – Cabot Corporation, Mike Maddalina – SWBR Architects and Engineers, and Eric Goshow from Goshow Architects

It wasn’t all work and no play for the AGL staff.  They had an evening to explore the sights and discover some local humor.

The trolley cars, the bay and Avi Bar’s interesting observation at a local pub.

We thank all of you who stopped by to learn more about SOLERA’s unique abilities for daylighting.  For further information on how SOLERA can help you achieve your daylighting goals, please contact us at info@advancedglazings.com.

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