LiteZone® can enhance the comfort and increase the energy efficiency of your renovated space.
With the very high insulating values available for LiteZone® insulating glass, you can have expansive areas of glass for panoramic views outdoors and abundant natural light in your home or office, without the comfort problems, high heating and cooling costs, or risk of condensation, that are common with conventional insulating glass.
Whether you are upgrading the windows in an existing space or constructing an addition to your home, use LiteZone® to enhance your comfort and increase the energy efficiency of your renovated space.
Many older office buildings have been constructed using very energy inefficient window or curtain wall systems. These buildings have relied on large and costly mechanical heating and cooling systems to maintain comfort levels. In a large number of these older buildings both the mechanical systems and the window or curtain wall systems are at or near their end of life.
Using LiteZone® to upgrade the window or curtain wall system in these buildings will dramatically improve comfort levels and reduce building energy costs. In addition, any worn out under window perimeter heating system can be removed, and the extra floor space reclaimed for more useful purposes. By optimizing your project to use LiteZone®, the cost reductions in mechanical system upgrades can result in an overall much more economic building renovation project.
Many old curtain wall systems that need upgrading are designed in a way that a much thicker and more energy efficient LiteZone® unit can be used to replace the old IGUs. This is done by leaving the existing structural back section of the curtain wall in place, and using an adapter to extend the thermal break in order to accommodate thicker LiteZone® glass units. During this process all the gaskets and seals are also renewed. Insulation can also be added to the spandrel areas of the wall. The end result is an outdated and energy inefficient curtain wall system can very economically be renewed and made highly energy efficient.
Also see Curtain Wall Upgrades for details on how to install thicker, higher performing LiteZone® glass units in an existing curtain wall using 1" IGUs without modifications to the glass pocket.