SageGlass brings a minor contribution to “Quality views” criterion thanks to its impact on construction, operating and maintenance costs.
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
Thanks to its ability to control the amount of entering light and heat without requiring any blinds or shades, SageGlass® enables the use of more glass to help achieve a direct line of sight to the outdoors from occupied spaces. This green building element allows building occupants to enjoy quality views.
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