CLEARSHADE™ IGU: ONE PRODUCT FOR DAYLIGHTING, SOLAR SHADING, USER COMFORT

Panelite’s ClearShade™ high performance exterior glazing optimizes both DAYLIGHTING and SOLAR HEAT CONTROL in a single product. The combined reduction of lighting and HVAC loads results in significant energy and cost savings. The complexity,  maintenance and cost of add-ons such as light-shelves and shading devices are eliminated. ClearShade™ glazing units can be completely tailored to the designer’s vision.

Optimized Daylighting

Panelite ClearShade Exterior Facade Curtain Wall Glazing | Cal State University, Fresno | Architect: AC Martin

Panelite ClearShade Exterior Facade Curtain Wall Glazing | Cal State University, Fresno | Architect: AC Martin

ClearShade™ redirects light rays to transmit up to 70% daylight and substantially diffuse glare, providing not only MORE LIGHT, but also BETTER LIGHT.
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LESS HEAT: Solar Heat Control

(1) Daylight is diffused and redirected (2) Solar heat is reflected (3) Views | Lakeview P.S. | Wendel Architects

ClearShade™ provides 75% improvement in solar heat gain control over standard IGUs, with Solar Heat Gain Coefficients as low as 0.07 at midday.
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Transparency + Views / User Comfort

David Allan Hubbard Library at Fuller Theological Seminary | Architect: William McDonough + Partners

David Allan Hubbard Library at Fuller Theological Seminary | Architect: William McDonough + Partners

ClearShade™ can be specified to provide more or less visual transparency as required by the program or building orientation, further improving user comfort and productivity.
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Energy-Efficiency: ClearShade™ Analysis

BSDF viewer with embedded angular selective performance data | ClearShade Glazing Selected by LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

BSDF viewer with embedded angular selective performance data | ClearShade Glazing Selected by LBNL

Panelite ClearShade™ is the only high performance honeycomb glazing technology tested by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and fully integrated with LNBL / US Department of Energy’s building envelope performance analysis software WINDOW 7.
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NYSERDA/ LRC Field Study

Parrish Art Museum, NY | Architect: Herzog De Meuron | ClearShade Roof Glazing, Skylights

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY | Architect: Herzog & de Meuron | Daylighting Engineers: ARUP

Under a grant from NYSERDA (NY State Energy and Research Development Authority), Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute conducted a field study of ClearShade skylights at the Parrish Art Museum. The analysis showed 82% energy savings.
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ClearShade™ Design Options

Lakeview Public School, MN | Architect: Wendel Architects | Installer: Heartland Glass | Exterior Facade, Curtain Wall Glazing

Lakeview Public School, MN | Architect: Wendel Architects | Installer: Heartland Glass

The ClearShade™ IGU honeycomb insert is available in a range of architectural colors and patterns and can also be customized. The makeup of the glazing units can be specified in a broad range of standard or custom colors, coatings, frits, and dimensions.
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ClearShade™ Exterior Glazing Units: