Here is another article from Thomas Hens on designing of glass buildings keeping in mind their impact on environment.
In our last issue, we discussed a number key factors to be taken into account when choosing facade glass. This issue will focus primarily on the environment and demonstrate that designers of glass buildings are also thinking about our planet.
We will be looking at three environmentally friendly construction methods:
Insulating buildings: cutting C02 emissions by reducing energy loss via glass.
Generating energy: cutting energy consumption by using glass as a construction component as well as to generate electricity.
Using sustainable materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques.