Facades account for almost 50% of the thermal loads in buildings in the tropics. Excellent optical and thermal properties are necessary, and given the trend for fully glazed buildings, windows and fully-glazed curtain wall systems are of particular importance.
Our current services for industry and opportunities for collaborative research include:
Glazing system luminous and solar characterisatics calculated and reported include:
of fenestration system thermal transmittance (U-value) and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC or G-value)
The calorimeter at SERIS is designed in compliance with the International standard ASTM C1363 (Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus) and NFRC 102 (Test Procedure for Measuring the Steady-State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems) of the US National Fenestration Rating Council.
of fenestration system thermal transmittance (U-value), solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC or G-value) and visible light transmittance (VLT)
For further information, please contact:
Dr Thomas REINDL
Acting Head, High Performance Facades Group