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Energy-efficient building with Reflective Glass

Post Time:Feb 05,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:85

Call it a classy makeover or a glassy makeover, the newly renovated Court of Justice in Montbeliard, France, is living proof of how glass can work wonders.  

The aesthetic appeal aside, the use of

Renovation in Glass for The Court of Justice, Montbeliard

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The building dates back to 1970, when it was originally constructed. It comprised offices and two courtrooms and was owned by the Ministry of Justice and Civil Liberties. The renovation plan was initiated in the year 2005, with the chief architect being  Lhommé Nectoux Architects. Design was entrusted to Enebat and the Glass Transformers were Glassolutions Techniverre (Duttlenheim) and Alp’Verre.

The renovation of the building had a peculiar problem though: The brief was to change the front in order to make it an energy-efficient building while retaining the occupants inside. The solution was to make a double glass front. New glass windows were fixed on the inside of the front, thereby allowing the inmates to remain indoors. Then the former

 

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The Saint-Gobain Glass products deployed across the building were SGG Cool-Lite, SGG Emalit and

The use of glass created some astounding results – lower costs, lower expenditure on heating & cooling and thermal comfort, effectively resulting in an energy-efficient building. Eventually, the solar factor which was the origin of the heat inside the building was divided by two and the light transmission remained the same.

The renovation took a good six years to complete, in 2011. For the total building surface of 5556 Sq.m, the total quantity of glass used was 2775 Sq.m with 1250 Sq.m of enameled glass, therefore contributing significantly to the energy-efficiency of the building.

With the Court of Justice, Saint-Gobain Glass solutions once again justifies the use of glass in creating sustainable architecture and  energy-efficient buildings!


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