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Movable Glass Wall Systems and LEED Certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. It is an internationally recognized ‘green’ building certification system that provides design professionals with a firm set of guidelines for environmental responsible building and sustainable development. Achieving LEED certification is the best way for you to demonstrate that your building project is truly “green.”

Engineer for Life Cycle Value

Movable Glass Walls Inc. has the ability to value-engineer your glass design by using a spectrum of various glass technology to accommodate the building. As you value-engineer your project, be sure to examine green investments in terms of how they will affect expenses over the entire life of the building. Before you decide to cut cost by eliminating quality, look first at its relationship to other features to see if keeping it will help you achieve money-saving synergies, as well as LEED credits.

Many energy-saving features allow for the resizing or elimination of other equipment, or reduce total capital costs by paying for themselves immediately or within a few months of operation. Prior to beginning, set your goals for “life cycle” value-engineering rather than “first cost” value-engineering.

The best green strategies achieve multiple objectives with a single solution. For example Movable Glass Wall systems reduce heating costs in winter while reducing the use of air conditioning in summer.

Ventilation

The installation of operable glass wall systems and efficient windows, will keep occupants comfortable and more satisfied by allowing them to control their access of fresh air.

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient design is one of the best opportunities you have for cutting costs and reducing your project’s harmful environmental effects.

Incorporation of daylight design elements such as sliding glass systems and high-performance windows increases the amount of natural light in your building. The experience of light will reduce your electricity bill, as well as help boost feelings of contentment, productivity and satisfaction.

Electricity Use

Site your building according to its heating and cooling needs. Adjusting a building’s orientation by just a few degrees can have a big impact on the size of your heating and cooling system and your energy bill.
Implement features such as low-e windows, increased insulation, reflective gel coating and tripe pane glazing, Low E2 coatings, Argon gas, Krypton gas, shading, etc. will reduce wasted heat/cooling, which will allow you to downsize your HVAC system.

Ventilation

Movable Glass Walls provide abundant natural ventilation. The ability to open a glass wall allows fresh air to gently enter through the home while the outside whether permits. When the climate changes to uncomfortable temperatures, whether too hot or too cold, the efficient system helps to lower HVAC demands.

Indoor Air Quality

Movable Glass Walls Inc. uses environmentally friendly materials. The system does not contain any toxic sealants nor require staining, refinishing or detergents for cleaning. The ventilation that sliding glass walls provide creates an opportunity to bring fresh air into the building, maximizing the air quality.

Fully Recyclable Materials

Movable Glass Walls Inc. uses fully recyclable aluminum.