• GARMIN HEADQUARTERS | GOULD EVANS ARCHITECTS | OLATHE, KS | PHOTO: PANELITE
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  • JETBLUE TERMINAL 5, JFK, NY | GENSLER | QUEENS NY | PHOTO: NIC LEHOUX
  • HENRY MADDEN LIBRARY, CSUF | A.C. MARTIN PARTNERS | FRESNO CA | PHOTO: KEITH SEAMAN CAMERAD
  • The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA | HOK |Paul Warchol Photography

CLEARSHADE APPLICATIONS

ClearShade™ Insulating Glass Units (IGU) allow architects, engineers and building owners to meet daylighting, solar heat control, energy efficiency, user comfort and aesthetic goals in a single product. ClearShadeTM units can be tailored to the designer’s vision and are suited for curtain walls, infill windows, clerestories, skylights, roof glazing, privacy panels, LED features, etc.

 

ClearShade™ glazing units redirect and diffuse natural daylight rather than blocking it.

  • Providing up to 70% light transmission and diffuse, high-quality daylight penetrating through the space, ClearShade™ eliminates the need for artificial lighting during the day.
  • By blocking solar heat and optimizing daylight in one product, ClearShadeTM eliminates the need for add-ons such as shading devices or light-shelves.
  • Building owners to save cost in three ways: by conserving cooling energy, by conserving lighting energy, and by eliminating the cost and maintenance of add-on elements.
  • ClearShade™ IGU can reduce Solar Heat Gain by 75%.
  • ClearShade™ contributes to LEED credits, including Daylighting and Views, Energy and Atmosphere.

 

Panelite ClearShade™ is specified in the following building types:

  • Educational buildings: schools, universities, library buildings
  • Commercial: office buildings, corporate headquarters, retail space
  • Airports and other transit hubs
  • Convention centers, performance art centers, sports arenas, museums
  • Residential buildings with privacy/view requirements
  • Hospitality

 

Design options:

  • With many options for customizing the color and cell sizes of the honeycomb inserts, designers have the flexibility to create dynamic views as well as privacy.
  • The makeup of the insulating glass unit can be specified in a range of standard or custom colors, coatings, frits, and dimensions. Minimum orders may apply.

 

While ClearShade™‘s energy-saving and daylighting performance makes it ideally suited for exterior applications, designers also specify it for interior applications where natural light, privacy/ dynamic views, and durability are key criteria.