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Energy Saving: Seves Glassblock exclusive technology for a sustainable and green architecture

Energy Saving is the exclusive technology patented by Seves Glassblock that allows you to design entire glass walls with a high degree of thermal insulation, for greener projects of great aesthetic value.

You can design architectural facades aimed at energy saving and sustainability, while keeping all the characteristics of the glass block.

An innovative and intelligent solution which offers architects and designers the possibility of creating entire walls for energy containment during the winter season and to prevent heat from entering during summer.

The Energy Saving glassblocks guarantee a great degree of thermal insulation as to be an excellent investment not only for obvious economic reasons, but also for the environment because a lower energy consumption leads to lower emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.

Energy Saving technology is available upon request as “Plus” option for the Basic and Design product Lines of Seves Glassblock.
Style, efficiency and comfort are the greatest advantages of requesting the ES option, for sustainable projects without limits for the creativity.

Today, thanks to the company concrete commitment to innovation and sustainability and the search for new solutions, the new ES 0.9 glass block has been launched. A turnkey solution, which is part of the Technology line, designed for particularly ambitious projects that require high technical performances.

ES 0.9 represents a major technological advancement. Its use will guarantee an even more efficient use of resources. With this technology Seves Glassblock reaches a level of thermal insulation never achieved before.

ES 0.9 Key Benefits:

  • 20% improvement in the overall thermal transmittance value compared to the existing Energy Saving values.
  • New 13 cm thickness which guarantees greater stability and adaptability for external walls.
  • Greater resistance to mechanical stress or breakages than a normal insulating glass block
  • It stays within the thermal transmittance values for all climatic zones (from a to f for national standards on transparent and windowed surfaces)
  • Compliance with the requirements of the current legislation on facilitated redevelopment interventions on existing and also on new buildings.

Thermal transmittance is measured through the U value.
This value tells us how much energy passes through the building element we have constructed.
A very low U value indicates that the construction element has an excellent insulating capacity and this information is useful for the design of high performance external facades.

Standard glass block:
U=3,0 W/m²K

Energy Saving glass block:
U=1,4 W/m²K (Basic) – U=1,5 W/m²K (Design)

The total U value is lowered by about 50% with a considerable saving in terms of energy consumption.

Energy Saving PLUS:
U=1,1W/m²K (Basic) – U=1,2W/m²K (Design)

The total U value is lowered by almost two thirds compared to a traditional glassblock.

ES 0.9:
U=0,9 W/m²K.

This value corresponds to less than one third of the thermal transmittance value of a standard glass block (U = 3.0 W / m²K).

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