The future of fire-rated glazing in green building design is hot. No longer limited to small panes of traditional wired fire-rated glass, architects and design professionals can now select from a range of versatile fire-rated glass systems that satisfy stringent fire and life safety requirements and LEED design standards.
Location: Brunswick, ME
Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A)
Product: Fireframes SG Curtainwall® Series
Description: Fire-rated glass and framing to provide safe egress, support daylight transfer and complement the look and feel of the rest of the non-rated glass on the structure’s main entrance.
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Architect: Schacht Aslani Architects
Product: Fireframes® Designer Series Doors with Pilkington Pyrostop® glass firewall
Description: Fire-rated glass and frames help draw daylight and line of sight through hard-to-light stairwells.
Architect: HMR Architects
Product: Fireframes® Aluminum Series with Pilkington Pyrostop® and Fireframes® Designer Series fire-rated double doors
Description: Fire-rated doors, sidelites and transoms transform and modernize a century-old building while preserving historic details.
Technical Glass Products' fire-rated glass and framing systems can help building and design teams earn credits in the current (2009) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® for New Construction and Major Renovations*. While there is no guarantee that LEED credits will be awarded by using TGP products in your project, it is possible they can help contribute towards the following:
Thermal performance is an essential aspect of green building and obtaining LEED certification. TGP offers insulated glass units with low-e coatings for increased thermal performance as a part of the FireLite® and Pilkington Pyrostop® product lines. These coatings achieve the Department of Energy definitions for spectrally selective glazing (ratio of light transmission to SHGC). TGP also offers thermally enhanced fire-rated steel frames to help reduce heat flow and improve thermal performance.