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Green construction causes greater demand in flat glass usage

Flat glass has experienced a significant rise in demand in recent years for consumption in various projects from buildings through to automobiles, however this has been predicted to increase even further due to the notable rise in planned sustainable developments worldwide.

Due to rapidly growing infrastructure developments the flat glass market is expected to exceed $130 billion in annual revenues globally in the next 5 years.

Flat glass is becoming an increasingly more popular product within green developments, primarily in commercial and residential properties as its both aesthetically pleasing and furthermore enhances the overall energy efficiency of the building.

Why is the use of flat glass helping to create a low carbon economy via sustainable developments?

  • Flat glass cuts down on cost such as electric bills due to its natural light and ability to admit solar heat.
  • Approximately 90% of sunlight can be transmitted into rooms through glass panelling in windows and doors
  • Glass on the exterior of commercial buildings can help control air conditioning costs. Low emissive coatings help store warmth and solar control coatings restrict heat entering the building.

With the rise in sustainability focused commercial and residential developments it is certainly expected that flat glass will experience an upsurge in consumption globally.

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Tara Teymoori

Consultant

Tara specialises in placing architecture staff on a permanent basis in the South of the UK. Whilst working at X4 Construction she has met and placed with a wide range of practices ranging from start up right through to globally...

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