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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #232

    Question

    What does the "e" stand for in "low-e glass"? How does this type of glass work?

    Answer

    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.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2005, Dave Guadagni.

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    High glass at Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France.
    Photo by Johnson Architectural Images. Artifice, Inc.

     
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