SunGuard EC Dynamic Glazing

Credit: Guardian Industries Corp.

What makes this product green?

  • Reduces heating and cooling loads
  • Improves light quality


SunGuard EC Dynamic GlazingWhen referring to windows or doors, the transparent or translucent layer that transmits light. High-performance glazing may include multiple layers of glass or plastic, low-e coatings, and low-conductivity gas fill., marketed by Guardian and developed by View, Inc. (formerly Soladigm Technology), is an electronically tintable coating that blocks solar heat gainIncrease in the amount of heat in a space, including heat transferred from outside (in the form of solar radiation) and heat generated within by people, lights, mechanical systems, and other sources. See heat loss. while providing glare control and preserving views. SunGuard EC is applied to the #2 surface of the IGU (the inner surface of the outer pane of glass), and optional argonInert (chemically stable) gas, which, because of its low thermal conductivity, is often used as gas fill between the panes of energy-efficient windows. -filled IGUs and low-e coatings are available. Depending on the tint level and the configuration of SunGuard EC, VT ranges from 2%–62%, U-factorMeasure of the heat conducted through a given product or material—the number of British thermal units (Btus) of heat that move through a square foot of the material in one hour for every 1 degree Fahrenheit difference in temperature across the material (Btu/ft2°F hr). U-factor is the inverse of R-value. ranges from 0.24–0.29, and SHGCSolar heat gain coefficient. The fraction of solar gain admitted through a window, expressed as a number between 0 and 1. ranges from 0.07–0.47. Average power consumption of the electronic tinting is 0.03 W/ft2, with peak power consumption of 0.1 W/ft2, and zero power drawn while the system is off.

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Manufacturer Information

Guardian Industries Corp.
World Headquarters
2300 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-340-1800
Fax: 248-340-9988

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