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Heating Glass for Thermal Comfort & Condensation Control

High Performance IQ Radiant Glass Windows for Cold Environments

Radiant Heating Glass for Extreme Cold Alaska
IQRG for Extreme Cold

Fenestration for housing and hospitality in extremely cold weather requires extremely strong, thick windows to ensure safety and energy efficiency. In mountainous areas, such windows also need protection from high wind loads and seismic activity. Standard double or triple glazed units with passive insulating gases like krypton or argon improve insulation, reducing energy consumption.

Low emissive glass with a metal oxide coating on the inner side helps contain heat inside the house, but these systems cannot reverse the heat flow from a warm room to an extremely cold exterior. Factors such as air leakage percentage, sunlight exposure, insulation value, and window design will affect and improve window performance.

In general, the insulating value of windows, walls, and other assemblies is better than the values of the glazing units, which are generally quantified by U-values. The insulating value of walls, roofs, insulation, and other building materials is generally quantified by R-values. This is just convention, and either quantity conveys the same information. Both values are the obverse of each other. A lower U-value of glass is better, and higher R-values of walls are also preferable.

IQ Radiant Heating Glass takes the glass U-value to zero. Doing so breaks the natural cold flow of heat from a warm room to a cold exterior. The glass produces natural radiant heat that warms occupants and surfaces without the necessity of heating the air.

IQ Radiant Glass® when installed in high-performance Jansen Steel VISS and Schueco Aluminum Systems creates ultra-high-performance solutions while eliminating interior condensation and external ice or snow build-up.

We welcome the opportunity to work with other manufacturers that have an interest in improving the performance of their windows, doors and facade systems. The active performance of the glazing system can be integrated into smart HVAC systems for optimal automation and energy conservation. Each opening becomes a smart heating zone that will perform based on the learned usage of the individual zone.

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