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  • HENRY MADDEN LIBRARY, CSUF | A.C. MARTIN PARTNERS | FRESNO CA | PHOTO: KEITH SEAMAN CAMERAD
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CLEARSHADE IGU OVERVIEW

One product to address daylighting, solar heat control, and user comfort goals.

Panelite’s ClearShade high performance exterior glazing allows architects, engineers and building owners to meet daylighting, energy efficiency, user comfort and aesthetic goals in a single product. Most critical for energy efficiency and return on investment, ClearShade™ technology optimizes both DAYLIGHTING and SOLAR HEAT CONTROL, while most glazing solutions favor one of these goals at the expense of the other. 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.

1 MORE LIGHT, BETTER LIGHT: Optimized Daylighting

ClearShade™ redirects light rays to transmit up to 70% daylight and substantially diffuse glare, reducing the energy required for electrical lighting and improving user comfort.

2 LESS HEAT: Solar Heat Control

While most building envelope solutions favor daylighting or solar heat control at the expense of the other, ClearShade addresses both, with a 75% improvement in solar heat gain control over standard IGUs, with Solar Heat Gain Coefficients as low as 0.07 at midday to reduce HVAC requirements and improve energy efficiency.

3 Transparency + Views / User Comfort

ClearShade™ can be specified to provide more or less visual transparency as required by the program or building orientation. The geometry and molecular makeup of the proprietary ClearShade insert diffuse daylight to reduce glare,  further improving user experience, comfort and productivity.

4 Performance Analysis/Certification

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. Contact a Panelite representative for design development assistance, project-specific energy analysis, including the option of custom BSDF files, or performance certifications. We look forward to helping you achieve your design, daylighting and sustainability goals.

5 Design Options

ClearShade glazing units can be completely tailored to the designer’s vision. The honeycomb insert is available in a range of architectural colors and patterns and can also be customized.  The makeup of the insulating glass unit can be specified in a broad range of standard or custom colors, coatings, frits, and dimensions.

Learn more about ClearShade™ IGU Technology, Product Options...

  • Optimized Daylighting

  • Solar Heat Control

  • Transparency + Views

  • Energy + Daylighting Analysis

  • Parrish Art Museum | NYSERDA / LRC Field Study: 82% Savings in Lighting Energy

  • Product Options