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How Glass Makes Your Home Energy Efficient

August 3, 2017
Glass Makes Your Home Energy Efficient

Modern architecture is adopting eco-friendly techniques to ensure a healthy living environment. Today home designs include planning of home orientation, landscaping, façade design and usage of energy efficient glass windows and doors. This makes your home the first place that will contribute towards reducing carbon footprints for a safer environment.

Let’s have a look at how you can make use of glass in a constructive design manner to create an energy efficient space:

Reduces Heat Ingress

Heat Reflective or Solar control glass greatly reduces the sun’s heat from coming into a room. this reduction of amount of heat that comes from sunlight helps to decreases the air conditioning load; thus bringing down energy consumption.

Places with extreme climatic conditions experience drastic temperature differences and passive cooling/heating is the only way to ensure efficient energy consumption and reduced electricity bills. This is where these energy efficient glasses come into play.

Boost Natural Light

There is a never-ending debate over white or yellow lights for home interiors. Amidst all this, it is certain that natural light is the best possible way to light up your home. Apart from having thermal properties, glass is an excellent source of letting in natural sun light. If designed properly one can incorporate solar control glass for passive lighting at home along with avoiding harmful UV rays of the sun. Not only will this boost productivity and good health but also reduce electricity consumption.

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Why green buildings have become the need of the hour

June 2, 2017

The environmental impact during construction of spaces like buildings can be quite massive. In most cases, they account for extensive debris, disturbance of the soil and topography of the area, as well as severe energy consumption along with toxic waste. Green buildings, however, are revolutionizing this concept by emerging as eco-friendly, energy saving and low waste generating solutions.

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AIS Ecosense Exceed – Green Radiance

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A green building has been defined as one which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.

The increasing concerns over global warming and environmental pollution have mandated the need for eco-friendly practices from everyone. In architecture, the emergence of sustainable materials like glass and uPVC have been a massive boom in allowing for green buildings. Not only do these structures offer enhanced comfort with superior aesthetics but go a long way in reducing one’s carbon footprint.

A green building is an architectural space that is created from natural and sustainable materials as well as formed using a process that does not significantly damage the environment around it. Glass plays a unique and important role in building design and the environment and can affect design, appearance, thermal performance and occupant comfort. The selection of the right glass is a crucial component of the design process. With modern glass customised to offer numerous benefits from insulation, safety, security and even privacy in a durable manner, this solution has become the prime choice for architects everywhere.

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Ecosense Enhance — Spring, Snow, Aura

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One of the main types of glass transforming interior comfort and environment safety is energy efficient glass. This modern glass solution works wonders to reflect the heat waves and optimise the amount of daylight permeating the interiors in a bid for comfortable interiors naturally. The use of this type of glass across the facade of the building can help maintain a cooler temperature naturally while making full use of the natural brightness of the sun.

A green building made of glass looks impressive and modern while also doing wonders for the environment. This glass solution reduces the dependence on various artificial temperature and lighting gadgets drastically reducing the drain on the Earth’s natural resources. In addition, over time it can also lead to significant saving on energy bills. Further, a constantly run air conditioner or blower also releases harmful CO2 emissions in the environment further adding to the toxic levels. There are several popular energy efficient glass solutions for architects to choose from based on the location and type of building. These include:

Ecosense: A great solar control low E glass solution, Econsense allows interiors to take advantage of the bright sunlight without worrying about the heat. Available in natural shades this glass solution keeps your indoors bright and cheerful while keeping away the heat and infrared rays. This high performance glass is available in a number of variants to suit your needs such as

  • Ecosense Enhance (Solar control)
  • Ecosense Exceed (Solar control glass Low-E)
  • Ecosense Essence (Low – E)
  • Ecosense Edge (Solar control glass & thermal insulation – Low E)
  • Ecosense Excel (Solar Control Double Low-E range)

Opal: A leading heat reflective glass, this solution uses cutting-edge technology resulting in a durable and long-lasting shield. It is available in a wide range of shades, size and thickness, customisable for every customer’s need.

Sunshield:  The harsh glare of the sun during summers can be quite uncomfortable. The sunshield glass solution works perfectly to optimise light and curb heat transfer as its superior protective coating is available in different shades that allow optimum daylight in without the sharp glare or harmful UV radiation.

Supersilver: A perfect glass solution with heat-reflective glazing solution, supersilver is a must for anyone looking to protect their interiors from the heat of the sun while enjoying its bright light. In addition, this type of glass can also be used in combination with other glasses for providing solar, thermal and acoustic insulation.

These glass solutions are also extremely durable and resilient avoiding the need for constant repair work. Further, they can last for decades without any concerns avoiding the need for environmental damage with constant manufacturing and repair solutions. Along with solar control, glass solutions can also be customised to offer acoustic insulation, aesthetic decor, privacy on demand, burglar-proof security and interior safety benefits making it a complete solution in itself.

With climatic change reaching new heights every year, green buildings and sustainable architecture have become a responsibility for everyone. Adopting high performance glass with frames like uPVC enables individuals to enjoy luxurious comfort and stylish interiors while also protecting the environments.

 

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Add Style and Glamour to your interiors with AIS Décor

June 2, 2017

This innovative solution by AIS combines the elegance of glass with the brilliance of colour for the perfect décor product for your interiors. Adding an element of style and freshness to your interiors, lacquered glass is a highly durable and material adaptable to any space. Created by fusing a special high-quality paint to one side of the glass, this opaque coloured solution can be customised to fit any shape and size required.

Modern interiors, be it in a residence or commercial setting, can add a lot of style and charm to their space with colour. AIS Décor offer lacquered glass solutions in ten striking shades including – Venetian Red, Black Pearl, Sterling Silver, Snow White, Sparkling Beige, Sparkling Snow White, Chrome Yellow, Turquoise Green, Stone Grey and Hazel Brown. These solutions can be customised for a variety of sizes and thickness based on the purpose and space of the installation.

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AIS Décor Lacquered glass – Sparkling Snow White and Black Pearl

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One of the main attraction points for AIS Décor glass is its toughness and durability. This glass solution offers safety and resilience with style making it an ideal style solution for any space. Further, the high-quality paint used here guarantees a smooth and uniform finish while also lasting for years without any problems.

As this lacquered glass is also resistant to heat and humidity, it works wonderfully in tough conditions like the bathroom or kitchen where other materials are prone to damage. Not only does this reduce the burden of constant repair but also keeps the interiors looking vibrant and appealing. In addition, it is extremely easy to clean and maintain ensuring your interiors look bright and fresh for a long time.

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AIS Décor Lacquered Glass – Black Pearl

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The AIS Décor solutions can be used in multiple ways such as:

Bathrooms: A partition of lacquered glass creates a stunning effect while also awarding residents some privacy. Further, this glass can be used on bathroom counters, cabinets doors and even as tiles along the bathroom cubicles.

Kitchens: The heat and humidity constantly found in a kitchen can damage even some of the sturdiest materials. However, the toughness of lacquered glass makes it a perfect fit for this place and can be fitted on the door, kitchen shelves and even table tops for a classy and stylistic finish.

Living rooms: A touch of colour in your living room can make your space more appealing and inviting for guests. A bar counter top of lacquered glass or even doors made for this colourful solution can stylise your space like no other.

Other than these demanding spaces, AIS Décor can be adapted to several furniture and design solutions such as table tops, cabinet doors, partitions and even across the walls in the lobby area to mark a colourful entry.

A primary reason for modern glass gaining popularity is its eco-friendly nature. As glass is completely natural and recyclable while offering numerous functional and aesthetic benefits, it has become the leading construction material for architects and interior designers everywhere. Similarly, the paints used in AIS Décor are free from harmful toxins making it perfect for the environment. In addition, the manufacturing process involved in creating this stylish glass complies with the strictest regulations ensuring that is completely eco-friendly.

 

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Experience the World of Innovative Glass with AIS World of Glass Mobile App

May 17, 2017

Glass is a stunning material which can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any place. With modern innovations, however, this exquisite material is no longer restricted to décor pieces and interior applications but can replace any traditional construction material.

Whether one is looking to conserve energy with naturally comfortable interiors, revel in peaceful interiors, minimize the harsh glare and optimize daylight, or relax and be comfortable with complete privacy and security – AIS has a solution for you. In addition, with unique customizable options, one no longer needs to be a mirror image of everyone but can stand out with their personal style statement.

However, for most people before investing in something new, a personal experience of the solutions is a must. Taking this concern into account, AIS has launched its very own mobile app – World of Glass, which allows consumers to experience these innovative solutions while also remaining informed on the latest products and trends.

Taking customer engagement to the next level

In true AIS fashion though, this app isn’t just an information centre for glass products but a revolutionary way for consumers to experience the benefits of these solutions. For ease of access the various glass solutions are segregated into key categories based on their benefits such as acoustic, privacy, safety, aesthetic and energy efficiency solutions.

With global warming and climatic change becoming a global concern, natural materials that offer sustainable solutions are becoming vital for every establishment. Modern and innovative glass solutions offer superior comfort while being extremely sensitive to the needs of the environment. Along with glass, AIS also offers stylistic and sustainable frames for various doors and window solutions. These include two primary materials – wood and uPVC which can further be customized and stylized to reflect the individual’s style and unique personality.

Going beyond the ordinary

Maintaining its innovative and pioneering spirit, AIS doesn’t just offer solutions for the everyday life but also certain specialized solutions that can be experienced in detail on the app. Modern glass can now be used for innovative solutions that go beyond the doors and windows. Experience a bright and stylistic glass staircase that can elevate the décor while also adding brightness and premier aesthetics to any space. When complemented with an artistic glass railing this specialized solution offers a modern vibe and style to space like no other. In addition, AIS has also been a pioneer in exquisite modern glass solutions like glass floorings, glass balconies, and several others.

Another notable innovative exploration of modern glass experienced in this app is an infinity swimming pool. Experience the feeling of floating in a pool without any limits or edges as you reach for the horizon. Modern glass, when used in this edgeless solution, can elevate the design and concept of this pool to a new height. Apart from these, there are several other solutions that individuals can experience and customize based on their needs. With state-of-the-art technology and superior manufacturing processes, AIS ensures that each solution is sturdy and resilient as per individualistic needs.

For those that still need convincing, AIS has created a special experience zone which allows individuals to personally experience the benefits of the glass solutions in two key categories – privacy and security. No longer is glass a fragile and transparent material but offers exquisite finishes and possess great strength to rival any traditional construction material.

With AIS solutions, one can be rest assured about the quality of the products and installation process. A dedicated and professional team is available to answer all your queries and even customise a glass solution based on your preference. For any information, connect with the AIS team through the app and join the glass revolution today.

The AIS app is available on both Android and iOS platforms and can be found at the following links:

Download the app from Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ais.trumpet&hl=en

Download the app from App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ais-world-of-glass/id1233648855?ls=1&mt=8

 

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Ais Honours Women Architects On International Women’s Day With Special Personalized Mementos

April 10, 2017

8th March marked International Women’s Day around the world. It’s incredibly overwhelming to observe the whole world come together as one to celebrate women and their amazing spirit. Women have been constantly creating their own identities in the world with strength and dignity. Despite the obstacles, challenges, societal beliefs, and pressures, women have time and again proved that they are not to be underestimated. Women with grace, responsibility, and power dare to forge their own path and make an impact in the world.

On this remarkable day, AIS took a pan-India approach to salute women for their phenomenal work. The AIS team celebrated this special day in a special way, celebrating with various architectural agencies across the country. AIS honoured exceptional women architects of some conventional architectural firms with personalized mementos for their groundbreaking achievements in the same field. The mementos were one of a kind as it featured stunning portraits of the women on glass! These rich grey toned glass portrait mementos were gifted to women architects of outstanding caliber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ar. Krupa Zubin of ZZ Architects and Ar. Hemanti Sutaria from Prashant Sutaria Architects, delivered their vote of thanks to AIS for its constant support and encouragement to women architects.

Green Angle’s Ar. Meenal Sutaria and Alumayer’s Ms. Sonali Bedre, appreciates and salutes the role of womanhood in architecture.

Ar. Swati Pandit and Ar. Nikita Mehta from Hafeez Contractor mention about following their dreams and aspirations, appreciating gender equality in the corporate world and wishing every women all the success and happiness.

Lastly, Ar. Brinda Somaya of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, spoke about the sense of equality and support women all over the country have been receiving in various fields.

These talented women architects along with many others like Ar. Tejaswini Pandit and Pearl Contractor were the ones felicitated personalized mementos from AIS for their dedication and contribution in the field of architecture.  It was a moment of immense pride for the awardees, and their stunned, happy faces lit up this special day!

There was a lot of excitement among the people over the mementos as everyone wanted to have a glimpse of it and hold it. The appreciative smiles on everyone’s faces spoke more than mere words and put a wide, bright smile on our faces too. Smiling is contagious too, didn’t you know?

The day was further spent with great fun, games, and cakes at various architectural offices. AIS kicked off the celebrations at the offices with a cake cutting ceremony which featured innovatively designed cakes celebrating the essence of a woman. A toast was raised to women through engaging activities and fun games.One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed

One of the innovative concepts was providing the staff with AIS Decor Lacquered Glass of different shades. Every shade had a matching personality trait assigned to it. For example, Venetian Red for a woman of confidence, Black Pearl for a woman with power, Snow White for the independent spirited woman and so on. Each woman had to dedicate a shade to another woman in the same office. This game involved a lot of fun and love as women attributed colours to one another, and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with women emerging all smiles on seeing the coloured glass matching their personality.

Another game with a twist that was played was ‘Glassnary’ – a variant of Pictionary but with glass. Glass words were used as hints for the teams to give the right answer. Example, water repellent glass, heat reflective glass etc. This was an extremely engaging game that saw active participation by the women. Needless to say, everyone had a whale of a time!

The day saw ZZ Architects raise a toast to womanhood with a huge cake followed by fun games and activities that kept everyone completely entertained.

At Anil Sharma & Associates, a gorgeous cake in the shape of a woman signifying the spirit of a woman was first cut, followed by the innovative games of Shades of a Woman and Glassnary which was enjoyed by one and all.

Pink theme dominated the celebrations at Design Plus Associates and Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. with rosy pink bouquets and lovely pink themed cakes that were presented to the women staff of the offices. The women at both offices were full of cheers and made merry on this day!

The women had a fabulous time playing Shades of a Woman at ARK Designs Pvt. Ltd. There was a spirit of bonhomie and warmth here that added great moments to this special day.

A sinfully delicious chocolate cake heralded the celebrations at Alumayer, Sankalpan and Architect Reza Kabul’s office. The games of Glassnary and Shades of Woman kept everyone involved and delighted right till the end.

Hiten Sethi Architects and Faquih and Associates saw the women emphasize the qualities of confidence, power, independence and vibrancy through the Shades of a Woman activity. The supportive and friendly atmosphere here was tangible and beautiful to experience!

We also witnessed firms in Bangalore like Mantri Builders and Education Design Architects, celebrate women’s day with immense glee and joy.

Everyone wanted to continue the fun and celebrations but like everything else, all good things come to an end, for the time being at least. AIS is committed to celebrating and honouring the spirit of women every day. Women’s Day was an opportunity to reach out to ordinary women who are extraordinary beyond measure. The personalized glass memento gifted to the women emphasize a woman’s extraordinary strength and dignity through all the roles she plays.

 

Woman empower one another, cheers to womanhood!

 

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Modernise and upgrade your current structure with AIS Retro-fitting solutions

March 16, 2017

Innovative glass solutions that offer energy efficiency and sound insulation are a primary choice for many individuals. In addition, the widespread focus on sustainable architecture has led to modern materials like glass playing a major role in current construction. However, a lot of buildings that currently exist were made before these innovative solutions came into play. Replacing and re-building the entire structure to incorporate these solutions may not be feasible for everyone.

However, with AIS Renew, architects can now upgrade their construction to receive all these benefits without replacement. This unique retro-fitting solution is attached on top of the existing buildings to transform them into insulation solutions. This method does not disrupt the daily functioning. Instead, it can transform even the most basic structure, into a modern and energy efficient space.

These glass solutions comprise of a built-in Low-E interlayer, thus keeping the interiors cooler. In addition, it prevents the harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation from entering in thereby protecting your health and your interiors. The window solution also acts as an acoustic insulator, thereby providing noiseless and peaceful interiors. By ensuring a perfect fit without any gaps or spaces, retro-fitting solutions keep all the unwanted elements like dust, dirt, heat and sound away from your interiors.

This makes the glass reflect the sun’s heat away from the building and keep the interiors cool. This helps in reducing the usage of air-conditioning, therefore conserving electricity. This can also lead to immense savings on the electricity bills over time. In the winter months, this innovative glass solution can prevent loss of indoor warmth, thus keeping your interiors cosy naturally. It also reduces the constant need for blowers and heaters further adding to your savings.

The major benefit received with this solution is ease of installation. A re-vamp or renovation can be quite messy and expensive while also causing delays in your schedule. However, this unique solution bypasses all these concerns with its innovative concept. Not only is retro-fitting your building cost-effective, but quick as well. With a short duration of 30-60 minutes required per window, even high-rise buildings with multiple windows can opt for this solution.

Additionally, once installed, you no longer have to bother with constant repair or maintenance work. This durable solution is easy to clean and extremely low on maintenance making it a perfect fit. Not just residential buildings – but all commercial establishments can benefit from this solution. Be it an office, hospital, hotel, mall or bank, AIS Renew can transform your current building into an energy efficient and insulated structure.

With global warming on the rise, sustainable architecture is becoming a must for everyone. The new and unique retro-fitting solutions by AIS allow all buildings to incorporate this in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Innovation in the world of glass

March 6, 2017

Revamp your interiors with innovative glass solutions

Modern innovations in architecture and design have changed the entire functionality of glass as a building material. Earlier considered to be quite plain and fragile, architectural glass has come a long way in becoming one of the premier materials preferred by architects and designers alike. This modern solution can offer numerous advantages while being extremely sturdy and durable. Read on for some of the leading innovations that have revamped this material.

Privacy – Every space has once section or the other that is completely personal and requires privacy from outsiders. Modern glass solutions help you achieve this in a stylish and trendy manner.

Frosted glass: A cloudy and opaque glass solution, frosted glass is perfect in places that require complete privacy. Retaining the open and light properties of glass, this solution is visually appealing and can be fitted in homes, offices and even hotels.

Smart glass: A revolutionary invention, smart glass solutions like the swytchglas offer inhabitants privacy as and when they want. This transparent glass solution turns completely opaque at the click of a button giving the person instant privacy. These are perfect for bedroom windows or office cabins and hospitals as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insulation – Noise, pollution, heat – all of these factors are fine when one is outside, but can be distressing when found indoors as well. Traditional glass was no barrier for the barrage of noise in the city or the harsh summer months, but that’s not the case with modern glass.

Acoustic windows: Glass windows fitted with an acoustic interlayer can make your interiors noiseless again. A calm and peaceful home is essential for mental peace. Additionally, in commercial spaces like offices, hotels, malls and even hospitals, sound can be disruptive for work, making sound proof glass an ideal fit.

Energy efficient glass: Harsh summer months can make the interiors feel like a sauna. However, innovative solar control glass like ecosense and sunshield can protect the interiors from heat and intense glares. These glasses have a heat reflective glazing, which can be natural or tinted, for optimum lighting and heat control.

Safety and Security – The durability of this earlier fragile solution is what has been most surprising for everyone. Now, different processes and techniques have enabled glass manufacturer to toughen glass up to several times its regular strength.

Toughened glass: This modern innovation requires exposing a sheet of annealed glass to an intense heat in a furnace which makes it 4 to 5 times stronger. Additionally, the change in its chemical properties is also reflected when it breaks. Taking into account safety of indivisharp shards that could injure somebody.

Laminated glass: Advances in glass have also led it to acts as a personal security force for your space. In places where security is a concern, people can opt for laminated glass solutions. This glass is created by fusing two glass sheets with a plastic interlayer. In case of damage, the glass pieces stay stuck to the interlayer and do not disburse, thus not providing any entry point for thieves.

Widespread advances in glass solutions have made it customisable and adaptable for almost every requirement. A leading glass supplier in your city can help you with additional information and product selection to suit your needs.

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AIS VUE Stole the Spotlight at ACETech with Trendy and Innovative uPVC Solutions

January 9, 2017

‘The Economic Times Presents Acetech2016’ is a premier trade fair in Asia for architecture, building materials, innovation and design, and is eagerly awaited by architectural veterans and the general public every year. The event was held from 15th to 18th December at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Returning this year, AIS – India’s leading integrated glass company, showcased some of its exemplary innovations that added both style and charm to a décor while bringing in multiple elements of functionality. However, it was the new-age uPVC frames that garnered the most attention at the AIS VUE stall, a vertical by AIS.

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How to make your space environment friendly with glass and uPVC frames?

December 28, 2016
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Introduction:

Our world is changing, things are taking a turn for the worse when it comes to the environment. So, what can one do in such a grave situation? Well, it turns out YOU, just another homeowner, can do a lot. All you need is a “Green Makeover” for your abode and you can do your bit in protecting the environment.

Thanks to the advancement in technology, there has been a major progress in manufacturing eco-friendly solutions. Such solutions not only help you enhance the look and feel of your residence but also make you the proud owner of an “eco-friendly home”. Continue Reading…