Nowadays architects have to face increasingly difficulties, the new challenge is to plan buildings that are beautiful, modern, functional but, most of all, sustainable. A “greener” begins today by choosing the most suitable materials to meet people as well as environmental requirements.
The glass blocks are the solution to reduce the environmental impact and to combine, at the same time, the design and functionality needs of a project. Thanks to the natural transparency glass you can brighten up any interior space with sunlight, thus reducing electricity consumption during the day.
Glass blocks can naturally provide high thermal performances. For more sustainable applications, Seves has created the Energy Saving blocks, reducing the level of the block’s thermal transmittance to U = 1.5 W / m² K (from U = 2.8 W / m² K). This innovative technology prevents heat loss during the winter and keeps it outside during the summer, thus reducing the total energy consumption.
The use of those glass blocks allows those designers who are more aware of sustainability needs and, who do not want to renounce to a strong visual impact, to:
Add natural light and transparency;
Promote responsible use of energy and bill reduction;
Reduce heating costs;
Preserve the environment by ensuring higher levels of thermal insulation compared to standard walls having equal thickness.