How Environmentally Friendly Are Frameless Glass Partitions?
Both homeowners and businesses are engaged in a widespread push to create spaces that are more environmentally conscious. If you are looking for ways to make your home or commercial space more energy efficient, frameless glass partitions are the answer.
There are several unique ways that glass will reduce your energy usage.
Glass creates brighter and more open spaces, so you’ll rely less on artificial lighting. In a commercial space, this could result in significant cost savings. Glass used for internal partitions will allow for window light to disperse throughout the building. During daylight hours, you could dim or completely turn off your internal lighting.
In addition to reducing energy usage, staff will feel more comfortable. Employees in naturally lit office spaces can see significant drops in eyestrain, blurred vision, and headaches. All these conditions can reduce productivity.
Similar benefits can be seen in the home. Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Even if you prefer to spend your weekends relaxing with family in the living room, choosing glass partitions for the home could bring more natural light inside. You’ll enjoy some of the benefits of going outside, without having to leave the comfort of your home.
In addition to improving your immediate environment, glass partitions for offices and homes could even benefit our fragile ecosystems. Glass is a sustainable material that can be reused and recycled. The energy it takes to produce custom frameless glass partitions is offset by the durability and lifetime of the products.
According to the European Glass Alliance, all sectors carry out significant glass recycling efforts, which results in a low amount of solid waste. Even when glass partitions are no longer needed, they can be repurposed as new products, and there’s less energy required to recycle glass when compared to making it from raw materials.
Let’s also keep in mind that glass is non-toxic and inherently stable. Unlike some building materials which can release toxic compounds as they disintegrate over time, frameless glass partitions will be as healthful in 25 or even 50 years as they are today.
Glass won’t easily chip or scratch, so your home or commercial space will keep on looking its best for years to come.
All of this combines to make for one of the ‘greenest’ materials that can be used for construction or interior decorating.