Year-round comfortable living

AGC has introduced Energy Light to its range of solar control glass products. Aimed at the domestic market, this new coated glass combines low emissivity and solar control features while remaining neutral and transparent.

Demand for more natural daylight within the home continues to grow as homowners recognise and enjoy the benefits of good daylighting design. Orangeries saw the biggest growth in the conservatory sector with sales up 26% according to the latest Palmer Report as end user applications shift towards alternative uses from kitchens, to dining rooms, play rooms and gyms.

Ancillary products such as inline sliding and bifolding doors have also become increasingly popular as a means of bringing in more natural light and removing the barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Current UK building regulations call for standard domestic glazing to be installed with low emissivity glass to help reduce energy consumption and heating bills as well as reduce cold spots near to glazing.

Increased areas of glazing can also allow a greater amount of heat to enter. Alleviating heat build-up and keeping glazed structures or south facing facades cool on hot summer days is therefore a particular concern to ensure year round comfort within the home.

AGC’s new Energy Light glass boasts a U-value of 1.0W/m2K alongside exceptional solar control properties, with a heat reflection of 57%, while retaining a neutral and transparent appearance.

AGC Energy Light also offers benefits to glass processors and double glazing manufacturers. Its magnetron coating can be used for both annealed and toughened glass applications, providing similar aesthetics and performance qualities.

As a single stock product, processors need only order one product line thereby rationalising their stock holding requirements. Energy Light is available in 4mm and 6mm thickness in stock size dimensions 6,000mm x 3,210mm.