Tag: Tubelite

  • Controlling Storefront and Curtainwall Water Infiltration

    Most architectural aluminum glazing systems are not designed to be totally waterproof. Rather, most systems are designed to control water infiltration under extreme conditions and weep that water back to the exterior. Storefront and curtainwall systems differ in many ways: appearance, profiles, windload resistance, glazing, thermal performance and how they weep water. This discussion focuses…

  • Discussing Thermal Barriers

    Aluminum remains the framing material of choice for architectural fenestration products used in non-residential applications. Aluminum has many excellent qualities from recyclability to engineering versatility to corrosion resistance. It also is an excellent conductor of temperature. Adding a barrier or “break” to insulate between the inside and outside aluminum surfaces, reduces the transfer of hot…

  • Lessons in U-Factors

    Energy efficiency and occupant comfort are two key criteria in designing green buildings, especially for projects seeking LEED® certification. Contributing to these goals, thermal performance will continue to be an essential factor in the upcoming International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as well as the Architecture 2030 Challenge,…

  • High-Performance Glazing Featured in New Wing of Adams County Justice Center

    Views, daylighting and energy efficiency were important design elements for the Denver office of Heery International, which designed the expansion for the Adams County Justice Center in Brighton, Colo. High-performance glazing systems helped the architects achieve this goal. Featuring 21,265 square feet of the HP-Wall Series supplied by Wausau Window and Wall Systems, structural consultant,…