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Polycarbonates – The future of glazing Green?

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The following is an excerpt from the article, “Cellular Polycarbonate Glazing” by Norm Bonenfant:

As the design industry looks to reduce energy consumption, glass’ most appealing attribute is its ability to allow natural light to enter a structure. Still, glass can be heavy and prone to breakage/vandalism, so one should look at all alternative materials and possible glazing solutions for a given project—including polycarbonate plastic panels. After all, not many other building products can be delicate enough to transmit light, while possessing enough durability to withstand hurricane-blown debris.

Read more about this at GreenBuildingSolutions.org…

View the Sheffield Architectural Glazing Brochure detailing the Makrolon® polycarbonate product line.

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Written by Anson

March 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

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