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.
Visualize the impact on the indoor environment with SageGlass throughout the year and compare with alternative solar control solutions.