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Interior Sliding Glass Doors Make a Clear Contribution to LEED

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There is nothing like glass to give a clean, crisp, contemporary visual experience to a building and to raise its sustainability quotient. Increasingly, interior glass doors are part of the picture, as they create a distinctly modern look while allowing visibility and natural daylight to flow through the space, promoting a sense of openness and connection with the surroundings. New generationframeless and sliding glass doors are particularly popular in Europe and are now gaining traction in the U.S. Architects are finding that in offices, hotels, and other commercial settings these glass sliding door options offer a host of benefits not only in achieving good design consistent with today#s flexible work and life styles, but in meeting advanced green building goals. This article will discuss the latest in interior sliding glass door technology in terms of its contribution to the U.S. Green Building Society#s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings and the other advantages it offers both users and owners of commercial properties.

Objectives

1. Discuss the latest technology in interior sliding glass doors and partitions and their relation to green building.

2. Comparetempered and laminated glass in terms of safety and sustainable design.

3. Identify where interior glass doors contribute to LEEDpoints.

4. Explain how interior glass can increase human productivity and well being while reducing energy consumption.

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