Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG) Benefits and Advantages in a Sustainable World

Sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass
By Andrew A. Hunt

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how the components of vacuum insulating glass (VIG) are different from a typical architectural insulating glass unit and what the benefits are.
  2. Describe the enhanced performance of VIGs and how they can contribute to lowering building energy costs, reducing noise and creating a sustainable built environment.
  3. Reference specific code requirements that VIGs can meet and how they are positioned to meet future codes and regulations.
  4. Recognize how VIGs can positively contribute to the reduction of operational carbon.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
ICC
0.1 ICC CEU
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Learn how vacuum insulating class (VIG) units are different from typical architectural insulating glass units (IGUs) and how VIG technologies can meet a vast range of needs, ranging from energy savings and occupant comfort to acoustic improvement. This course also examines the energy performance of VIG units compared to traditional product options and reviews specific code requirements that VIG products can meet and exceed.

Vacuum Insulated Glass

Photo courtesy of Vitro Architectural Glass

 

Vitro Architectural Glass Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), North America’s largest glass producer, is dedicated to glass innovation and fueled by the same people, plants and products that made PPG Glass one of the industry’s most respected and reliable commercial glass manufacturers.

 

Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2022

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