Panelite’s ClearShade high performance exterior glazing allows architects, engineers and building owners to meet daylighting, energy efficiency, user comfort and aesthetic goals in a single product. Most critical for energy efficiency and return on investment, ClearShade™ technology optimizes both DAYLIGHTING and SOLAR HEAT CONTROL, while most glazing solutions favor one of these goals at the expense of the other.
ONE PRODUCT TO ADDRESS DAYLIGHTING, SOLAR HEAT CONTROL, AND USER COMFORT GOALS
TRANSPARENCY + VIEWS
Lines of sight are physically directed through the tubular, cellular structure of ClearShade honeycomb, and a variety of factors can be manipulated to achieve design goals of visibility and privacy, transparency, color and texture.
Directional transparency means that the degree of transparency of the ClearShade unit varies dynamically, through movement, as the angle of the viewer’s line of sight changes and as the viewer’s distance to the unit changes.
While most building envelope solutions favor daylighting or solar heat control at the expense of the other, ClearShade addresses both, with a 75% improvement in solar heat gain control over standard IGUs, with Solar Heat Gain Coefficients as low as 0.07 at midday to reduce HVAC requirements and improve energy efficiency.
ClearShade glazing units can be completely tailored to the designer’s vision. The honeycomb insert is available in a range of architectural colors and patterns and can also be customized. The makeup of the insulating glass unit can be specified in a broad range of standard or custom colors, coatings, frits, and dimensions.