We pay attention to thinking and acting “green” these days more than ever before. This is especially evident when building a new home or remodeling. One reason is rising energy costs and another reason is our responsibility to protect our environment. Windows are one of those decisions that affect energy usage the most.
Up until recently, we may have thought twice before selecting Glass Block and, consequently, lost out on the beauty, security, and privacy Glass Block provides. But, that is now no longer the case, since Pittsburgh Corning’s recent announcement of the immediate availability of their new LightWise Low E Energy Efficient Glass Block vinyl window.
LightWise® still installs like a traditional window as we describe in our previous post Installing the New LightWise from Pittsburgh Corning. However, the new LightWise® Low E window is now ENERGY STAR approved in all regions of the country including the eastern region such as New York and New Jersey. With a U-value of 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.25, LightWise® Low E Energy Efficient Windows are on par with traditional flat glass windows.
LightWise® Low E vinyl windows are the most energy efficient glass block windows on the market today. The patented design uses SOLARBAN® 70 to reduce the flow of radiant energy through the block. And since it meets ENERGY STAR requirements, you can be assured that your interior will be more comfortable and will require less energy to heat and cool your home.
Now, you can protect the environment as well as your wallet without compromising on the beauty, safety and privacy of Glass Block.
For more detail information on the installation and design considerations of LightWise®, contact Eastern Glass Block, a specialist in Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block. Eastern Glass Block is a nationwide distributor of the new Lightwise Low E Glass Block window.