Glazing’s relationship to building and HVAC efficiency/carbon reduction has been a hot topic in the glazing industry—it has remained a central topic for the National Glazing Association’s (NGA) annual conference and other façade-focused industry events over the last few years. 

Architects and designers today are navigating new challenges as they approach the aggressive push for net-zero developments in new energy codes and standards, some of which mandate double and triple-glazed systems on the facades. 

Several questions face them— will the framing system support heavy glazing? Should they opt for smaller glazing areas to meet performance requirements or are there other options? How can they balance the need to meet stringent energy codes with designs that support occupants?

For architects, engineers, designers, facility managers and building owners interested in learning how to meet today’s more stringent performance standards without compromising appearance and daylight, we sat down to chat with curtain wall manager at Technical Glass Products, Chuck Knickerbocker. 

Listen in as Chuck discusses curtain wall considerations to meet performance requirements, how to achieve sleek profiles to maximize daylighting, and much more.