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 curtainwall and structurally glazed units. 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.
“2016 will see even stricter energy codes. Architects and specifiers will be able to meet these sustainability challenges head-on with TGI-Spacer. Technoform Glass Insulation’s inclusion in BSD Speclink-E is yet another tool to help our partners effectively and efficiently respond to challenging specifications,” comments Laura Woods, product manager at Technoform Glass Insulation.
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 hybrid warm edge rigid spacer bar.