See below how Design glass solutions by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 criteria: Quality Views.
To give building occupants a connection to the natural outdoor environment by providing quality views.
Option 1 “assess”: the Environmental Product Declaration (1 point)
A direct line of sight to the outdoors via vision glazing for 75% of all regularly occupied floor area.
View glazing in the contributing area must provide a clear image of the exterior, not obstructed by frits, fibers, patterned glazing, or added tints that distort color balance.
Additionally, 75% of all regularly occupied floor area must have at least two of the following four kinds of views:
- Multiple lines of sight to vision glazing in different directions at least 90 degrees apart;
- Views that include at least two of the following: (1) flora, fauna, or sky; (2) movement; and (3) objects at least 25 feet from the exterior of the glazing;
- Unobstructed views located within the distance of three times the head height of the vision glazing;
- Views with a view factor of 3 or greater, as defined in “Windows and Offices; A study of Office workers Performance & the indoor Environment.
Read the detailed requirement for Quality Views
With Saint-Gobain glass products, composed of sustainable materials, building occupants can visually connect with the outdoor environment while performing their everyday tasks. Glazing used for doors, walls, partitions and also as decoration lets the light enter and extends the connection with the outdoors if there are large windows or glass facades.
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A patterned glass which has a texture printed onto its surface. Available in a wide range of patterns and colors.
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