|INSTALLER||San Jaoquin Glass|
|PANELITE PRODUCT||ClearShade IGU / TC8|
Challenge / Intent
The architects’ challenge was to enclose the upper-story reading room of the new Henry Madden Library for privacy and a sense of focused calm while allowing views to the campus. Their aesthetic intent for the library was to reference two local elements: the tectonics and craft of basket weaving and the varied textures of the agricultural landscape.
To accomplish these privacy, vision and aesthetic goals they chose Panelite’s translucent ClearShade IGU. The glass panels read as a monolithic surface from the exterior while from the interior, the light quality, directional transparency and spectacular unfolding views create an ephemeral effect. In addition to providing 48% visible light transmission, the ClearShade product offers superior Solar Heat Gain performance due to the shading function of the honeycomb core, contributing to the building’s energy efficiency.
Panelite ClearShade IGU can reduce Solar Heat Gain by 75% while maintaining 48% Visible Light Transmission, reducing energy consumption and costs, and improving user comfort.
Panelite materials contribute to LEED credits, including Daylighting and Views, Regional Materials and Innovation and Design.