Technoform Glass Insulation NA Inc. develops innovative solutions to increase energy efficiency in the building façade. The company designs and manufactures window system components, such as TGI-Spacer, which are used to improve energy efficiency in the building envelope. TGI-Spacer is used in dual and triple pane insulated glass units of commercial, architectural and residential window applications, including curtain wall and structurally glazed units.
ARCOM MasterSpec, a product of the American Institute of Architects, continues to be the most trusted and widely used specification system in the construction industry. The ARCOM writing staff reviews each manufacturer and product in detail prior to listing them in order to ensure each meet the quality criteria A/E/C’s (architects, engineers, consultants) expect with MasterSpec. Technoform Glass Insulation NA Inc.’s higher performing warm edge air spacer, TGI-Spacer, is now included in this prestigious guide. The TGI-Spacer is a unique hybrid spacer system incorporating a high-performance proprietary polypropylene and low conductivity stainless steel to provide minimal heat transfer, excellent site-line temperatures and condensation resistance. The inorganic stainless steel surface allows for excellent sealant adhesion that mitigates the loss of gas leakage and prevents moisture from penetrating the insulating glass unit. The decision to include TGI-Spacer in MasterSpec reflects a change in building codes relative to energy efficiency. TGI-Spacer offers versatility for distinct commercial and residential window applications.
Technoform and ARCOM believe this new agreement will benefit design professionals as they select and specify products. “We’re seeing an increasing demand for higher performing products within the fenestration industry, specifically focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability within buildings. Our inclusion in MasterSpec confirms both our commitment and support to the increasing energy-efficient standards,” comments Laura Woods, product manager at Technoform Glass Insulation NA Inc.
TGI-Spacer was recently used in the Deloitte Tower in Montreal, Canada, which features 285,000 square meters of glass. TGI-Spacer was used in the structural silicone glazed units, as well as the spandrel glass application. TGI-Spacer was also installed in Seattle’s Bullitt Centre, named The World’s Greenest Commercial Building by World Architectural News. Technoform Glass Insulation’s TGI-Spacer is a globally recognized hybrid warm edge rigid spacer.