The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #232
What does the "e" stand for in "low-e glass"? How does this type of glass work?
Low-e (low-emissivity) glass is coated with microscopically thin metal or metal oxide layers that block ultraviolet and infrared solar energy while allowing visible light to pass through.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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High glass at Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France.
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