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Old 10-07-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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Are buildings with solid glass exteriors harder to heat and cool, or no because the glass can be tinted and double painted? If they are harder to heat and cool, why are so many buildings built like that today? Can you make a building look as if it has a glass glaze but actually have the inside walls not be walls of windows???

All I know is that almost all the green buildings I've seen in photos are glassy (and no they are not in all Northern Europe). Take for example the new Bank of America Tower[/url] in NY. It is glassy and was named the greenest skyscraper in the world. It is said to have glass that minimizes solar heat gain while maximizing daytime light. And look what this says: features and benefits (http://www.visionwall.com/Html%20Files/featuresbenefits.htm - broken link)
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