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3 Smart Ways To Incorporate Lacquered Glass In Your Home

Also known as back painted glass, lacquered glass is made by simply coating the back of the float glass using highly durable lacquer that is baked afterwards at a constant temperature in a furnace. As a result, the lacquer gets perfectly bonded to the surface of the smooth glass. Opaquely coloured in appearance, lacquered glass is a booming trend in the present time.  Incorporating all the features of float glass, lacquered glass has a wide range of applications. Be it renovating your kitchen or making your bathroom look more colourful yet sophisticated, lacquered glass is the perfect glass option for your varied requirements.
Here are 3 smart ways to incorporate lacquered glass in your home. Have a look –

  1. Wall Panels – When it comes to designing your house, lacquered glass is the perfect solution. Painting the walls is a repetitive process that costs more in the long run as well. Creating wall panels with coloured lacquered glass not only eliminates the need to paint but adds a creative look to the wall as well. Since they are durable, there are very little chances of breaking.

 

  1. Kitchen Cabinets – Adding lacquered glass to your kitchen cabinets will change the entire look of your kitchen. Versatile and easygoing, cabinets made using lacquered glass are definitely more practical than their traditional counterparts. A lot of house owners are usually worried that using glass in their kitchen cabinets would reveal all the contents of their kitchen and may appear cluttered. The best way to tackle this problem is to use coloured lacquered glass as it will not reveal the contents of your kitchen without compromising on the aesthetics. Moreover, you can use tuffen glass for the same purpose as well.

  1. FurnitureIf you are done with your boring furniture and want to give it a makeover, lacquered glass is just perfect for you. With superb finish and modern look, tabletops and other furniture made using lacquered glass are not only durable but also highly resistant to moisture, adding to its longevity.

Made using special manufacturing process, lacquered glass is also an environment-friendly alternative. Giving a new and fresh look to the interiors of your house, it exhibits brilliant properties like scratch resistance and colour adhesion. Furthermore, always buy this product from premium glass suppliers like AIS Glass who offer other types of glass like energy efficient glass, frosted glass etc. as well to ensure the quality.
 

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Here’s the Simplest Way of Determining the Energy Efficiency of Your Building

Times are changing, and so is the environment consciousness level of people. Today, when it comes to architecture and interior design, the facet of energy efficiency is taking a front seat. Home and office owners are beginning to imagine and create functional, future-proof and environment-proof spaces that do not have a high dependency on artificial energy. And, in their mission to reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings, glass plays a huge role since doors, windows and facades are the primary barriers separating the external environment from the internal environment.

Now, the first step towards making your building energy efficient lies in determining its present efficiency. Only then will you be able to select the right glass glazing in accordance with the results of your building’s energy efficiency determination. So, how does a layman do it?
You might imagine that calculating something such as energy efficiency is beyond your expertise and well within the grasp of only a professional architect, engineer, builder, or an interior designer. Yet, there’s an easier, quicker and extremely reliable way out – carrying out a virtual simulation of your building in the palm of your hands.
Being one of the most innovative glass manufacturers and glass suppliers in the country, AIS also offers an interesting portfolio of architectural mobile applications helpful to the layman. One of them is the AIS Glass Simulator – an app that lets you analyse your building for energy efficiency based on a wide range of parameters. Moreover, the app also recommends the best-suited high-performance glass products from AIS’ extensive portfolio depending upon the analysis of your building.
Easy, right?
With such an innovative application on your phone, you can take an informed decision about choosing the right glass glazing for your home or new project by carrying out a quick simulation anywhere, anytime. All you need to do is input a few details about your building, such as location, shape, orientation, wind-load, etc. On the basis of these parameters, the app will scrutinize your building to create an energy performance profile while also suggesting the most apt glass solution to turn your building energy efficient.
Add to that the extensive Product Catalog with different glass types manufactured by AIS and their details, along with a Project Showcase which features many buildings and projects from all over the country which have different AIS glazing installed, and you have the complete package on your fingertips.
Here are all the benefits of the app in brief:
• Easily analyse your building’s energy performance
• Get an intelligent analysis report
• Save time, energy and money spent on finding the right glazing
• Discover the entire high performance energy efficient glass range by AIS – AIS Ecosense
• Visualize how your chosen glass solution will look in real life
Easy-to-use, informative and helpful! Who knew energy simulation of a building could be this fun?

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Optimal Building Design & Glazing: A Case Study

It is the 21st century, and energy conservation and sustainability in architecture is surely gathering momentum. With one eye fixed ever so intently on the environment and the rising global temperatures, architects are turning to innovation and technology to turn the tables on myopic building design and combat energy inefficiency in our living and working spaces. This is where glass is proving to be their trusted accomplice.
So, when a prominent learning institute in Mumbai approached Asahi India Glass Ltd., the most comprehensive integrated glass company in India, to achieve high performance energy efficiency, we carried out a comprehensive and painstaking glazing and building design analysis to provide a satisfactory solution. Let’s find out how:
Problem
A learning institute in Mumbai wanted to optimize its building design without spending big on glazing solutions. This meant reducing the heat gain inside the building without compromising natural lighting.
Solution

Normally, we have observed that when it comes to glazing solutions providing high performance energy efficiency, architectural glass variants with a lower Solar Factor and lower U-Value are favoured. But to achieve the ideal balance between the building design and glazing feasibility, we had to come up with an optimum solution that offers best return on investment.
Therefore, first we conducted a study to understand the building design. Due to the architecture of the institute, the building’s direct and indirect heat gain had fallen down considerably. This can be explained by Fig. 1:

  • 4 Classrooms located on the north side received diffused light and no direct heat
  • 4 South-facing classrooms were provided with a shading device to prevent direct heat and glare
  • 4 Buffer zones, created by placing the service areas along the east façade and corridors along the west façade, prevented heat ingress in the offices
  • 4 Walls had good insulation properties to prevent long-wave radiations from entering into the building
  • 4 North light provided natural light to a portion of the building

These observations allowed us to fine tune our glazing solution. Ultimately, due to the optimal building design, we could choose a solution which did not have the best specifications (and therefore higher cost) but was a perfect match for the design.

In order to do so, a detailed building energy analysis and simulation was conducted with a huge portfolio of AIS products. Their performance parameters are compared in the table above. Then, we compared the energy saving percentage against cost payback period.
This study is depicted in the Fig 2. As one can see, Spring SGU (Solar Control product from the AIS Ecosense range) which has Solar Factor (SF) = 64%, Visual Light Transmission (VLT) = 65%, and U-Value = 5.4 w/ m2 k performed best out of all the glasses with 17% energy savings and 2 months’ payback period, when compared to base case Clear DGU (double glaze unit).

Results
Thus, by understanding the relationship between building design and glazing type, we could suggest the client a glazing glass with an optimum Solar Factor and U-Value and higher VLT – thus enabling the institute to save on money and recover investment far quicker than imagined.

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Optimal Building Design & Glazing: A Case Study

It is the 21st century, and energy conservation and sustainability in architecture is surely gathering momentum. With one eye fixed ever so intently on the environment and the rising global temperatures, architects are turning to innovation and technology to turn the tables on myopic building design and combat energy inefficiency in our living and working spaces. This is where glass is proving to be their trusted accomplice.

So, when a prominent learning institute in Mumbai approached Asahi India Glass Ltd., the most comprehensive integrated glass company in India, to achieve high performance energy efficiency, we carried out a comprehensive and painstaking glazing and building design analysis to provide a satisfactory solution. Let’s find out how:

Problem

A learning institute in Mumbai wanted to optimize its building design without spending big on glazing solutions. This meant reducing the heat gain inside the building without compromising natural lighting.

Solution

Normally, we have observed that when it comes to glazing solutions providing high performance energy efficiency, architectural glass variants with a lower Solar Factor and lower U-Value are favoured. But to achieve the ideal balance between the building design and glazing feasibility, we had to come up with an optimum solution that offers best return on investment.

Therefore, first we conducted a study to understand the building design. Due to the architecture of the institute, the building’s direct and indirect heat gain had fallen down considerably. This can be explained by Fig. 1:

  • 4 Classrooms located on the north side received diffused light and no direct heat
  • 4 South-facing classrooms were provided with a shading device to prevent direct heat and glare
  • 4 Buffer zones, created by placing the service areas along the east façade and corridors along the west façade, prevented heat ingress in the offices
  • 4 Walls had good insulation properties to prevent long-wave radiations from entering into the building
  • 4 North light provided natural light to a portion of the building

These observations allowed us to fine tune our glazing solution. Ultimately, due to the optimal building design, we could choose a solution which did not have the best specifications (and therefore higher cost) but was a perfect match for the design.

In order to do so, a detailed building energy analysis and simulation was conducted with a huge portfolio of AIS products. Their performance parameters are compared in the table above. Then, we compared the energy saving percentage against cost payback period.

This study is depicted in the Fig 2. As one can see, Spring SGU (Solar Control product from the AIS Ecosense range) which has Solar Factor (SF) = 64%, Visual Light Transmission (VLT) = 65%, and U-Value = 5.4 w/ m2 k performed best out of all the glasses with 17% energy savings and 2 months’ payback period, when compared to base case Clear DGU (double glaze unit).

Results

Thus, by understanding the relationship between building design and glazing type, we could suggest the client a glazing glass with an optimum Solar Factor and U-Value and higher VLT – thus enabling the institute to save on money and recover investment far quicker than imagined.

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Building an Energy-Efficient Tech Park in Bangalore: A Case Study


Bangalore is the IT capital of India without the shadow of a doubt, home to numerous industrial complexes, technological parks and corporate hubs. But what goes on behind the scenes of constructing an IT complex that conforms to ECBC rules of energy efficiency without compromising cost effectiveness or building quality?
As the leading glass manufacturing companies in India, AIS was approached by a leading developer of state-of-the-art Technology Parks for global IT, software and technology enterprises to help build the above-mentioned complex. At the end of the day, AIS helped the client build a world class, energy-efficient building with cutting edge glass solutions.
Here’s the story at a glance.

Problem
As a commercial building, the complex was curvilinear with the longer facades are facing East and West, while the other directions were blocked by service areas and toilets. A solar control glass was proposed to be used in the building with a VLT of 17%, SF of 23% and a good U-Value of 3.7.
However, light transmission was poor. So was the colour of the glass proposed initially.
Solution
In order to figure out the right glass for the complex, AIS carried out a Climactic Analysis for the city of Bangalore (which is located in the Moderate Zone), along with a whole building simulation using 4 different glass variants for a year involving Shadow Analysis.
The studies revealed that since Bangalore rarely had weather extremes, U value of glass could be modified. Similarly, due to the unique geometry of the building, there were barely any differences in energy consumption due to artificial means in the case of the proposed glass and the glass variants used in simulation.
Consequently, AIS proposed the installation of the Blue shade of AIS Ecosense Enhance high performance glass with a better SF of 37, thus reducing capital costs, and a U-value of 5.7 which was an insignificant change.
Results

  1. Cost savings: AIS Ecosense Enhance matched the initially proposed glass in terms of energy efficiency but at a significantly lesser cost.
  2. Operational cost savings: Since AIS Ecosense Enhance’s VLT was better than the proposed glass’s VLT, the need for artificial lighting in the complex was reduced, thus resulting in decreased use of electricity.
  3. Better aesthetics: The Blue shade of AIS Ecosense Enhance brought a refreshing sense of décor to the complex and was widely appreciated by the client.
  4. ECBC compliance: AIS Ecosense Enhance met all the strict energy efficiency norms without any hassle.

This was a significant victory for AIS and also the world of glass – thus reconfirming the critical role glass can play in building green buildings of the future.

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Let There Be Light – Why Natural Lighting Still Matters

It’s said that there is no better lighting than sunlight. This has been known since medieval times, as is evident in the large windows of forts and castles of old. Today, entire buildings are made up of energy efficient glass in order to maximize natural lighting inside while also keeping the discomforting heat at bay.
Thus, even technology has become proficient enough to mimic the natural lighting through artificial means, as is the rage these days in many modern buildings, filtered natural sunlight remains ever so popular – all thanks to innovations in glass.

But why is natural lighting important?

  1. Better health

We have all studied in school how daylight is a vital source of Vitamin D. Given we spend more than 80% of our lives indoors, it is increasingly important to allow natural sunlight to reach us within our confines. Daylight improves recovery, sets the circadian rhythm and body clock, elevates the mood, and also improves attentiveness. Therefore, having large glass windows and facades is so important in homes and offices.

  1. Better comfort

So, while proliferation of adequate sunlight is crucial, for comfort, it is important to cut down on the thermal effects of this lighting. Thus, specialized heat reflective glass windows or retrofitted energy efficient glass in old windows help create a cool and comfortable environment for the occupants without cutting down on natural lighting. This way, glare can also be reduced for creating an undisturbed, serene ambience.

  1. Better environment

This is the era of green buildings, thanks to our society becoming more environment conscious. Energy efficient glass such as AIS Ecosense works towards reducing the building’s dependency on artificial lighting or cooling methods, thus invariably leading to reduced energy consumption. The more natural light inside the building, the greener it is.

  1. Better money savings

Taking heed of all the above points, it is easy to conclude that by allowing more natural lighting inside buildings through glass windows and facades, electricity bills can be brought down significantly. Merely tempered glass windows will not do in this case, as architects would tell you.
These far reaching benefits of natural lighting in our lives therefore point towards the rising popularity of green architecture. As homeowners and office-owners, we have the power to push our architects to construct, design or redesign our buildings in such a way that they maximize daylight and visibility while minimizing discomfort and energy consumption. In achieving so, glass windows and other applications like facades and skylights play an indispensible role.

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AIS World of Glass: The Perfect App for Selecting right glass solutions, Door & Window Glass for your space

When it comes to choosing the right glass for your residential or commercial space, careful planning and selection plays an important role. While best quality becomes the supreme determinant, different factors are taken into consideration depending upon where you want the glass to be installed. Providing stylish, aesthetic and strong glasses since long, we have been a leading glass solutions company. To let you choose quality glass at the ease of your fingertips, AIS World of Glass is the perfect app designed specifically to meet the needs of smart buildings with the latest technology.

Here are some of the best features offered by the app which makes Asahi India Glass Ltd. one of the best glass manufacturers in India:-
1. Glass Solutions: – The app presents detailed sections related to different types of glasses. There are five sections in total consisting of privacy, acoustic, safety, energy efficient and aesthetic solutions for you to choose from. These categorizations help ease the process of glass selection depending upon your requirement considerably.
2. Doors and Windows solutions: – The two substrates- uPVC and wooden – offer complete doors and window glass solutions. This ensures perfect blend of style and safety with superior amalgamation of form and function. All you need to do is install the app on your phone to have the customized doors and windows you always desired, in no time.
3. Specialized application: – Depending upon the type of application, AIS offers unique and advanced glass solutions. This means that you can choose a specific glass depending upon where you need to install them. For example- once you search for staircase glass, the variety of best class options will pop up for you to choose from. Same goes for canopies, sky lights, swimming pool and other places as well. These solutions are sure to add an aesthetic appeal to your interiors without compromising on quality.
4. Special experience zones: – Just imagine watching the glass switch from transparent to translucent at a single click right in front of you. Sounds interesting, right? Well, this is what the AIS World of Glass lets you do. You can have a first-hand experience in the privacy and security glass solutions option available in the experience zones to choose the best glass which suits your taste.
5. Connect with us: – The app also features a Connect with Us option where you can send in your requirements and get the best options available in no time depending upon your requirements.
6. Our Videos:
Explore our solution videos for better understanding of our product range through this section of the app.

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AIS World of Glass: The Perfect App for Selecting right glass solutions, Door & Window Glass for your space

When it comes to choosing the right glass for your residential or commercial space, careful planning and selection plays an important role. While best quality becomes the supreme determinant, different factors are taken into consideration depending upon where you want the glass to be installed. Providing stylish, aesthetic and strong glasses since long, we have been a leading glass solutions company. To let you choose quality glass at the ease of your fingertips, AIS World of Glass is the perfect app designed specifically to meet the needs of smart buildings with the latest technology.

Here are some of the best features offered by the app which makes Asahi India Glass Ltd. one of the best glass manufacturers in India:-

1. Glass Solutions: – The app presents detailed sections related to different types of glasses. There are five sections in total consisting of privacy, acoustic, safety, energy efficient and aesthetic solutions for you to choose from. These categorizations help ease the process of glass selection depending upon your requirement considerably.

2. Doors and Windows solutions: – The two substrates- uPVC and wooden – offer complete doors and window glass solutions. This ensures perfect blend of style and safety with superior amalgamation of form and function. All you need to do is install the app on your phone to have the customized doors and windows you always desired, in no time.

3. Specialized application: – Depending upon the type of application, AIS offers unique and advanced glass solutions. This means that you can choose a specific glass depending upon where you need to install them. For example- once you search for staircase glass, the variety of best class options will pop up for you to choose from. Same goes for canopies, sky lights, swimming pool and other places as well. These solutions are sure to add an aesthetic appeal to your interiors without compromising on quality.

4. Special experience zones: – Just imagine watching the glass switch from transparent to translucent at a single click right in front of you. Sounds interesting, right? Well, this is what the AIS World of Glass lets you do. You can have a first-hand experience in the privacy and security glass solutions option available in the experience zones to choose the best glass which suits your taste.

5. Connect with us: – The app also features a Connect with Us option where you can send in your requirements and get the best options available in no time depending upon your requirements.

6. Our Videos:

Explore our solution videos for better understanding of our product range through this section of the app.

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Best Glass Types for Constructing an Energy-Efficient Building

The term eco-friendly has become a common occurrence nowadays because of the concerns surrounding the environment and the rapid decline caused by global warming. A lot of counter measures are being taken because of the same cause, and real estate developers have also taken up the mantle to protect the environment and make their buildings less intrusive and with a smaller global footprint. One way they can achieve this is through using glass for window panels that can be environment friendly and energy efficient. Using different types of glass also guarantees a stylish and unique architecture for buildings, which makes it another advantage for builders looking for green solutions. Here are a few types of glasses that can be used for the same.
Ecosense
Ecosense, manufactured by AIS, is a great solar control energy efficient glass solution which lets the building use the sunlight to brighten up the interiors while eliminating the factor of heat. It is basically a high performance glass with a low-E coating which limits the emissivity of light passing through the glass. Ecosense absorbs or reflects away majority of the infrared rays responsible for the heat.
This helps in controlling the temperature inside the building and also makes it more comfortable for the occupants, while simultaneously reducing any glare. It is also available in different shades and colours which help the building have an exclusive and distinctive look that increases the style quotient while reducing the impact on environment.
SunShield
This type of glass not only keeps the heat factor away, but it also reduces the sharp glare of the sun at locations where they can become irritating. The SunShield is a essentially a heat reflecting glass which is equipped with advanced solar control technology.  The SunShield glass is layered with a superior protective coating that reflects back UV radiation. With different shades that are available for this glass, it also gives a variety of options for people to choose from. It is perfect for home and commercial applications.
Opal
The Opal solar control glass is another wonderful energy efficiency glass product from the house of AIS. This hard-coated glass has become a very popular choice when it comes to choosing a glass for window frames in under-construction buildings. Its thickness and durability can be compared to that of the modern windshield glass on vehicles as its cutting edge technology makes it long lasting. It also lets glass manufacturers make it in different shapes and sizes, which offers a range of customizations, suitable for any need.
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GLASS SOLUTIONS FOR COOLER COMMERCIAL SPACES


Inordinate heat and glare due to the sun can be the cause of significant discomfort in indoor environments. In a tropical country like India, the right type of glass facades can considerably reduce the amount of heat that enters buildings. Here are a few options that can be installed at your workplace to offer refuge from the sweltering heat-
Solar Control Glass
Solar control glass possesses a microscopically thin coating on one side that reflects heat from the sun. This type of glass also aids in reducing the uncomfortable glare that comes from direct sunlight. Solar Control glasses eliminate heat whilst adding an aesthetic appeal. This energy efficient glass is available in a wide range of dimensions, colours and patterns that make them a ‘value for money’ purchase.

Heat Reflective Glass

Places that see warm summer months and chilly winters make good use of heat reflective glass as these double glazed units can reflect and absorb heat. As they are durable, they will last you years. The glass facades also offer protection from the harmful UV rays. The unmatched benefits also extend to aesthetics. Available in a number of shades and sizes, you can be sure to find a suitable option for your space.

CVD Heat Reflective Glass

This type of heat reflective glass is coated with a glazing solution that makes use of Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). The CVD heat reflective glass is a cut above other spray coated glasses widely available in the market. This type of glass can be used as a tempered glass or, if used in combination with other glass, as a laminated or even a double-glazed unit.  The benefits this type of glass offers are endless. As they are easy to manufacture and install and are also available in a variety of colours and sizes, one is free to experiment with the diverse options available. Furthermore, this type of glass provides privacy to the people inside the building as they reflect light during the daytime. The UV protection and solar heat reduction ensures maximum comfort for the people residing in the structure.
These energy efficient glasses serve as a perfect solution for those looking to install new windows in their edifice as these glasses provide numerous benefits.

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All You Need To Know About AIS Ecosense Glass Range

Imagining a building or modern architectural structure without any glass is nearly impossible. Glass windows have been vital in creating light-filled interiors. Along with a sense of space, they also provide a great view, lots of daylight, and ventilation. Glass windows give shape to ideal interiors, creating a positive and energetic environment.
AIS Ecosense is a high-performance glass manufactured by India’s largest integrated glass manufacturer AIS. It strikes the perfect balance between indoors and outdoors, aesthetics and economics, function as well as finesse. It is designed primarily to suit the requirements of the Indian consumers who prefer maintaining cooler indoors due to the overall warm climate of the subcontinent.
It is widely used on exterior facades of the building to keep indoors brighter and cooler. The glass optimizes the inflow of daylight through the facade, creating naturally controlled indoor temperature and improving energy efficiency indoors.
AIS Ecosense nails the amalgamation between intelligent design, utility, and economy, encompassing every aspect considered by an architect before making the final choice of glass solutions for the project undertaken. Also offering practical features like thermal insulation, solar control, safety and security and acoustic insulation, this glass simply sets up higher standards of green architecture.
AIS Ecosense is a unique range of high performance glass in natural shades available in below range —

  1. The Ecosense Enhance Solar Control Glass
  2. The Ecosense Exceed Solar Control Low-E Glass
  3. The Ecosense Essence Low-E
  4. The Ecosense Edge Solar control Glass & Thermal Insulation – Low-E
  5. Ecosense Excel Solar Control Double Low-E

By addressing various needs of a façade and offering multiple solutions under one common brand, AIS Ecosense is the most energy efficient glass and an architect’s first choice towards eco-friendly designs.

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

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

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

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”.

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Benefits of Solar Control Glass range

Introduction:
With the change in weather, people across the globe are experiencing global warming. Due to the rise in the temperature of greenhouse gases, preventing this heat build-up can get challenging. In such times, considering products that are eco-friendly can help cut out the heat. Such products guarantee to make a difference to the environment and not to forget your personal space.
In case you are looking for such products, do opt for solar control glass. This particular glass range has the ability to reduce greenhouse gases, promote sustainability and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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How green buildings can help reduce electricity bills?

With the ever-changing environment around us, it’s important to be ecologically conscious and active. One way to contribute towards this is by building a green home. There is a vast difference in an emission-producing powerhouse and a greenhouse.
A greenhouse/building is far healthier to live in, provides improved indoor air quality, is more comfortable, yields high returns when it comes to energy savings, impacts positively on the environment, reduces the use of natural resources and definitely is cost-effective!
The concept
A green building/home, typically, is designed and constructed in a manner to enable resources to be used more efficiently. It is made with energy-efficient, cost-effective and sustainable materials.
One such material is glass! Usage of the right glass can reduce conservation of electricity in more ways than one.
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AIS, India’s leading integrated glass manufacturer provides a range of energy-efficient glass products that serve the needs of new-age green buildings and help you reduce your electricity bills. Some of the products that they offer are:-
AIS Sunshield:
If building a green home is your goal, then using a sustainable material like AIS Sunshield is an apt choice. It reduces the impact of construction on the environment. Its advanced solar control technology effectively reduces glare and heat. This high-performance product offers you a host of unmatched benefits that improve the energy-efficiency of your homes and commercial spaces, reduces your electricity bills and helps you live green.
AIS Ecosense:
Ecosense from AIS offers countless benefits that will help you build a green home. This glass is custom made to reflect the sun’s UV rays, thereby keeping the interiors cool. It allows in as much day-light as possible, considerably reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day, thereby reducing electricity bills. This glass is energy-efficient and at the same time also helps you increase the aesthetic value of your green structure.
 AIS Opal:
Insulation is the biggest factor that you need to consider while building a green home. As you know heating and cooling account for 50% of your home’s energy consumption.
In this hot weather, wouldn’t it be nice if your windows reflected back the sun’s heat automatically? And in the winters helped heat from escaping? This is possible with AIS Opal glass range. AIS Opal’s solar control properties improve insulation minimizing the possibility of air leaks contributing to lesser energy consumption. Its solar control characteristic also prevents heat from entering the building making it the best choice for your green home.
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Apart from using the materials listed above, you should also consider the location of your home/office, size, equipment, rainwater harvesting systems and eco-friendly lighting.
These materials and aspects will definitely reduce your electricity bills and contribute to a greener tomorrow.