Low E Glass

Low Emissivity or “low-e” glazing has become a popular choice within the building industry over the last few years. This glass maximises a buildings’ insulation so that you stay cooler during summer and warmer in winter. At Nuline windows and doors we are strong advocates for environmentally sustainable options. This is why we recommend low-e glass to those looking to save money on heating and cooling, have lower energy requirements, all the while helping our planet.

Increasingly people are getting aware about the vital role windows can play in achieving the required energy rating of a house. Contrary to LoE-i89 or self-cleaning glass, a special low emissivity coating is applied to the internal glass (in a double-glazed unit) to maximise performance in our warmer climate. Shown on the right is the positioning of the low-e coating and the effect it has on the sunrays. The coating cuts unwanted incoming long wave radiant heat from entering the building. It also absorbs heat conducted indoors from heating units, therefore cutting energy costs.

You do not have to worry about losing out natural light from your home. Over the years, low-e coatings have been developed to minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted.

Get in touch now for further information on how low-e glass can help achieve the required energy performance for your home.