Millennium Glass

Millennium Glass is the ultimate performance glass. It just might make all other low-e glass obsolete. Millennium Glass delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility. And it provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings. It—s also the one glass you can use to be compliant in every ENERGY STAR zone—in a double-pane window. Its low SHGC makes it compliant throughout the rest of the country as well. It—s the perfect glass wherever you live.

Beats the heat.
Keeps the view.

When the temperature soars, ordinary window glass just can’t handle the heat. And tinted glass spoils the view. Millennium Glass, however, has been specially formulated to reject the sun’s heat without affecting the view. It lets more light in and keeps more heat out. So your home stays cool and comfortable. Our patented Millennium coating provides the ultimate in performance of all our products

What’s more, Millennium Glass provides exceptional fading protection as well. It blocks 95% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays (a leading cause of fading), so it will help your furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings stay beautiful for years to come.

It’s the perfect cold remedy, too.

During cold weather, the insulating effect of your windows has a direct impact on how your rooms feel. Typically, 75% of the exposed surface of a window is glass, and the temperature of the room-side of the glass directly affects the air temperature in the room. The better insulated the window glass, the warmer your room will be.

In fact, the Efficient Windows Collaborative (www.efficientwindows.org) suggests that when glass surface temperatures fall below 52°F, there is a risk of thermal discomfort. To maintain the best comfort during the winter, select a glass product that produces surface temperatures that will stay above this point during the coldest outdoor conditions.

INSIDE GLASS AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES.



The superior insulating capability of Millennium Glass is a key factor in the construction of comfortable windows for cold climates. The dramatic comfort improvement from windows with warm glass surfaces also means the relative humidity of the indoor air can be controlled and maintained properly. Proper humidity levels (not too much, not too little) will improve comfort and promote a healthier living environment.

In fact, the Efficient Windows Collaborative (www.efficientwindows.org) suggests that when glass surface temperatures fall below 52°F, there is a risk of thermal discomfort. To maintain the best comfort during the winter, select a glass product that produces surface temperatures that will stay above this point during the coldest outdoor conditions.

GLASS PERFORMANCE




Solar Heat Gain Coefficient – (SHGC):
The amount of solar radiation that enters a building as heat. The lower the number, the better the glazing is at preventing solar gain.

Fading Transmission:
The portion of energy transmitted in a spectral region from 300 to 600 nanometers. This region includes all of the ultraviolet energy and part of the visible spectrum, and will give the best representation of relative fading rates. The lower the number, the better the glass is for reducing fading potential of carpets and interior furnishings.

U-Factor:
This represents the heat flow rate through a window expressed in BTU/hr·ft²·°F, using winter night weather conditions of 0°F outside and 70°F inside. The smaller the number, the better the window system is at reducing heat loss.

Millennium Glass – Your choice for all seasons.

Millennium Glass is the ultimate performance glass, with energy savings throughout the year, in every part of the country. All with exceptional visibility. It’s the perfect glass wherever you live.

Millennium Glass can be purchased in hurricane-resistant laminated glass, as well as in a variety of shapes and sizes.

To learn more about Millennium Glass products, ask your window manufacturer, contractor or architect.