When VUE-30 is applied to a ¼” (6mm) clear substrate, the performance provides a solar heat gain coefficient of .18 and a visible light transmittance of 31%. The result is a superior light to solar gain ratio of 1.72. The Department of Energy’s Federal Technology Alert publication of the Federal Energy Management Program views an LSG of 1.25 or greater to be Green Glazing/Spectrally Selective Glazing.
VUE-30 also balances natural light provision and solar performance with reducing potential internal and external glare. Its levels of interior – 20% – and exterior – 19% – reflectivity are especially low given the 1.72 light-to-solar gain ratio.
“We’re proud to introduce a product that allows architects and designers to meet and exceed ever-tightening energy codes, without sacrificing their artistic visions,” says Kevin Anez, Director of Marketing and Product Management at Viracon. “VUE-30 reflects our commitment to addressing the very latest needs in the industry.”
VUE-30 offers designers great aesthetic flexibility. Available on any Viracon glass substrate, it can also be combined with silk-screen patterns or digital printing, allowing for virtually limitless visual possibilities.