Heat Mirror

WHAT IS HEAT MIRROR TECHNOLOGY?

HEAT MIRROR TECHNOLOGY
SUSPENDS A LIGHTWEIGHT POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) FILM INSIDE THE AIRSPACE
OF A DUAL PANE INSULATING GLASS UNIT TO CREATE MULTIPLE SUPER- INSULATING CAVITIES.

THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST “SUPER GLASS”

A MONUMENT TO SAVINGS: THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
This American iconic building in New York City had an energy usage problem. In 1991 they attempted to remedy the situation by replacing the original 1931 windows with new double pane units. The result was an improvement of a R1 rated window to R2. Dissatisfied with the first attempt, they turned to Heat Mirror Technology. The results were beyond impressive. Upon replacement of the 6,514 double pane windows, Heat Mirror Technology reduced emissions of the skyscraper by 38% with the R8 rated system. The calculated annual energy savings is $339,000 with a return on investment of just under four years.

EXTREME CONDITIONS, EXTREME PERFORMANCE: PRINCESS ELISABETH RESEARCH STATION
When building in Antarctica you leave nothing to chance. With the most extreme meteorological conditions known to man, air temperatures of -58°F to 23°F, and maximum wind speeds of 155 mph, the International Polar Foundation faced monumental challenges in choosing appropriate materials for construction. Naturally when it came to the windows for the facility, Heat Mirror Technology was the only option to meet the demands. Upon completion in 2009, the Princess Elisabeth became the world’s first zero emission research station to run entirely on renewable energies.

EXTREME CONDITIONS, EXTREME PERFORMANCE: PRINCESS ELISABETH RESEARCH STATION
When building in Antarctica you leave nothing to chance. With the most extreme meteorological conditions known to man, air temperatures of -58°F to 23°F, and maximum wind speeds of 155 mph, the International Polar Foundation faced monumental challenges in choosing appropriate materials for construction. Naturally when it came to the windows for the facility, Heat Mirror Technology was the only option to meet the demands. Upon completion in 2009, the Princess Elisabeth became the world’s first zero emission research station to run entirely on renewable energies.

LEED PLATINUM, NET ZERO BUILDING: DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS
As the Packard Foundation laid out plans for their new headquarters in Los Altos, California, they wished to construct a building that embodied the work of their foundation. They desired that the design minimize the use of natural resources for heating and cooling while not sacrificing the comfort of their employee’s workspace. Their independent study found that the use of Heat Mirror Technology allowed the final design at 343 Second Street to have more windows than typical office spaces but performed so well that the building could forego the normal need for supplementary perimeter heating. Upon completion, the Packard Foundation Headquarters is the largest Net Zero energy certified building in the world.

PRESERVING HISTORY: THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
America has a rich history of pushing the limits of science and technology. Our pursuit of flying encompasses this unwavering spirit and The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is tasked with preserving 175 different aircraft that document its evolution. When designing a building that will protect the likes of the B-17, B-29, B-52, M-21, the inaugural Air Force One, the Concorde, F-14 and F/A-18, you need an expansive space that protects items from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Architects of the largest air and space museum in the world chose Heat Mirror Technology for its unbeatable resilience to UV, providing 99.7% protection from the damaging light.

PRESERVING HISTORY: THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
America has a rich history of pushing the limits of science and technology. Our pursuit of flying encompasses this unwavering spirit and The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is tasked with preserving 175 different aircraft that document its evolution. When designing a building that will protect the likes of the B-17, B-29, B-52, M-21, the inaugural Air Force One, the Concorde, F-14 and F/A-18, you need an expansive space that protects items from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Architects of the largest air and space museum in the world chose Heat Mirror Technology for its unbeatable resilience to UV, providing 99.7% protection from the damaging light.

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF DESIGN: SOBEK GLASS HOUSE
In 2000, Architect Werner Sobek completed a four-story housing structure in Stuttgart, Germany. While the structure was built of completely recyclable materials producing zero emissions and is self-sufficient in terms of heating energy requirements, the most astonishing fact
is that all the exterior walls were made of glass. Sobek’s design tested the long-touted claim of Heat Mirror Technology that windows could insulate as well as walls. While this house may not offer the privacy you want, it boasts energy efficiency that any homeowner would enjoy.

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Vandergrift, PA 15690

724-845-5300

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