ClimaTech High-Performance Insulated Glass


Alside Window Systems with ClimaTech® Insulated Glass

ClimaTech an Eco-Friendly Choice

Your solution for improved energy efficiency and peace of mind.

Alside’s exclusive ClimaTech high-performance insulated glass packages are a combination of three energy-efficient elements, each contributing to a superior insulating glass unit that may help to pay for itself through energy savings all year-round.

For a change in scenery ...
The best solution for capturing more light but keeping our the heat, cold and inclement weather is beautiful, energy-efficient Alside Windows. They combine the refinements of clean lines and tasteful architectural derails with the performance of modern materials and construction. They'll add to your home's beauty and show off your landscape while maintaining the comfort of family members and friends.

... but with a dedication to the environment.

In today's world we need to look beyond just the aesthetics of our new windows. We find our environment captured by an increased focus on energy and there is a way to help - by installing Alside Windows. Simply consider the ClimaTech® insulated glass package. This brochure helps to illustrate the importance of ENERGY STAR® qualified products, and what they mean to our environment.

What's so important about Alside Windows with the ClimaTech insulated glass package?
ClimaTech improves the efficiency of windows in virtually every climate. In the winter, it lees in solar heat and holds the warm air inside. In summer, it repels hear and glare while filtering out ultraviolet rays which can fade carpet, furniture, artwork and painted or stained wood.

Argon gas is a colorless, odorless, nonflammable, nontoxic, and above all, safe inert gas that is heavier than air. When the air between two window panes is replaced with argon gas, the energy efficiency of the window increases. Additionally, it acts as a sound barrier to help make your home quieter. By choosing Alside Windows with the ClimaTech insulated glass package, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs while at the same rime making your home more comfortable.


Labels are Everything

When purchasing new window products, homeowners should make special note of two things. The first is the windows performance ratings, and the second is if those ratings qualify the product for the ENERGY STAR program.

National Fenestration Rating Council. The National Fenestration Raring Council (NFRC) has developed a window energy raring system based on whole product performance. The NFRC Performance Label provides the only reliable way to determine window energy properties and to compare products.

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency developed an ENERGY STAR designation for produces meeting certain energy performance criteria -helping us all save money and protect the environment by choosing energy-efficient products and practices.

The ENERGY STAR program was established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy and to make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products char offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features and comfort. Produces can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications.


Why are purchasing decisions like this so important to our environment?

If all residential windows in the U.S. were replaced with ENERGY STAR qualified products, we would save $7 billion in energy costs over the next 15 years – enough to light every home in the New York City metropolitan area.1

Alside Windows with the ClimaTech insulated glass package are good for the environment because they help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool our homes. Most of our energy is produced by the burning of fossil fuels, which causes air pollution, smog and global warming.

Go Green

Exceptionally energy-smart and weathertight, Alside Windows not only reduce fuel consumption needed to heat and cool homes, they also boast a long service life and achieve optimal material use and minimal waste in production. Virtually all in-plant vinyl scrap is recycled into other useful products, further reducing the environmental impact of waste. Vinyl windows also are eco-friendly because vinyl resin is derived largely from common salt – a sustainable and abundant natural resource!2

• Are so durable that the vast majority of them installed over the past 25 years are still in use. At the end of their long, useful life – like all vinyl – they can be recycled.2
• Reduce electricity usage. A study conducted by Franklin Associates found that using vinyl over alternative framing options saves the U.S. nearly two trillion BTUs of energy per year – enough to meet the yearly electrical needs of 20,000 single-family homes.
• Vinyl can be reprocessed and recycled repeatedly. Scrap is routinely recycled into other vinyl products. In fact, 99% of the vinyl used by processors goes into a finished product.2
• More than eight million pounds of window profile waste is diverted from landfills annually thanks to successful buy-back programs initiated by window manufacturers like Alside.2

Offering You the Ultimate in Energy Savings.

Our of the many different styles of homes we see every day, each one of them will have different hearing and cooling requirements to enable the homeowner to achieve the utmost in year-round comfort. Just as the ENERGY STAR label depicts different hearing and cooling requirements for norchern and southern climates, a window also must prove to be versatile enough to be efficient in many different climate or seasonal situations.

That is why the ClimaTech insulated glass package relies on the many energy performance characteristics of Low-E glass. Shown below are three of the most critical performance requirements that should be considered when choosing an optionally enhanced glass unit for your new windows.


Improving a Window's Winter U-Factor Performance.

The U-Factor (also referred to as U-Value) is a number char represents the rare of hear flow through a glazing system. The lower the U-Factor, the greater a window's resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating value. This performance is critical to those homeowners who may experience increased hearing conditions not only during the winter months bur also in the fall and early spring.


A Solution for Solving the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Dilemma.

The solar hear gain coefficient (SHGC) is a number that represents the fraction of solar radiation admitted through a window, both transmitted and absorbed, and subsequently released inward. The lower a window's SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits, which leads to greater shading ability. Climates char rely heavily on air-conditioning will benefit from a window product that displays a low SHGC.


Reducing UV Energy While Maintaining the Visible Light.

Ultraviolet light (UV) are the invisible rays of the spectrum and are found in everyday sunlight. These rays of light are responsible for the fading of carpets, fabrics and even paint finishes. Visible light is simply the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that produces light that can be seen.

5 Source: www. efficientwindows .org. The thermal performance properties of specific glazings and frames can vary depending on product design and materials. The results presented here are averages. Consult specific manufacturers for NFRC rated U-Factors and SHGC for products of interest. 6 Performance based on whole window values of an UltraMaxx (0601) Double-Hung Window.



Preserving the environment while saving energy.


ClimaTech TG2 Insulated Glass

Advanced Energy Performance for Your Home.

When choosing the best windows for your home, it’s important to understand that windows are roughly 80% glass, so you’ll want to select a glass package that delivers superior thermal protection and year-round energy savings.

ClimaTech TG2 insulated glass provides a powerful shield against energy loss. This triple-paned unit features the PPG Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System, two surfaces of low-emissivity (Low-E) glass and two airspaces filled with argon gas. It not only blocks heat from escaping in the winter and keeps cool air in during the summer, it creates a more balanced, comfortable interior climate throughout your home. It promotes lower heating and cooling costs, while also helping to protect the planet by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.

When you consider the superb energy efficiency and eco-friendly benefits of this precision-engineered glass system, you’ll see why ClimaTech TG2 is an excellent selection for your home.

Advanced Thermal Efficiency.
Initially, insulated glass units were filled with air or dry nitrogen. It was later discovered that a dense, slow moving gas would minimize the convection currents within the space, thereby reducing conduction and the transfer of heat. These inert, colorless, odorless and safe gasses substantially improve the thermal performance of a window. As shown in this chart, using a grams-per-liter measurement, the ClimaTech TG2 insulated glass unit with two chambers of argon gas will insulate nearly 40% better than a unit filled with air.

Valuable U-Factor Performance in Winter.*
The U-Factor (also referred to as U-Value) is a number that represents the rate of heat flow through a glazing system. The lower the U-Factor, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow, and the better its insulating value. This performance is especially critical to keeping homes energy-efficient during cold winter months. As shown in the side-by-side comparison, the ClimaTech TG2 insulated glass unit built with two surfaces of multi-layer, low-emissivity (Low-E) glass will outperform the standard clear unit by 48%.

Increased Insulating R-Value.*
R-Value represents a material’s resistance to heat flow and its ability to insulate. It is the inverse of a U-Factor (R=1/U) and is expressed in terms of hr-sq ft-F/Btu. The higher the R-Value, the better the window’s insulation performance. Typically, window R-Values range from 0.9 to 3.0. As shown in this chart, an Alside 0501 window with the ClimaTech TG2 insulated glass package is nearly 92% more energy-efficient than a standard double-paned unit.

Protective Solar Heat Gain Performance.*
The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how well a window blocks heat from the sun. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1 – the lower the SHGC, the better the window is at preventing unwanted heat from penetrating your home. This protection is particularly important during the summer cooling season and in climates that rely heavily on air-conditioning. As shown in the comparison chart, the ClimaTech TG2 glass unit outperforms the standard clear insulated unit by 54%.

Alside offers a variety of ENERGY STAR® qualified products. Consult your window professional for the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

ClimaTech® TG2 ... an affordable solution for even better window performance.

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