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Why glass matters in sustainable design: Viridian's assertive response to David Coley's article

from Architecture & Design

Australia's largest provider of glass has responded to an academic article written by British university professor David Coley which questioned the role glass plays in sustainable building design. "Climate change means we can't keep living (and working) in glass houses" by Coley of the University of Bath posits that a true commitment to sustainable design from architects would involve the reduction of glazing on buildings because glass is a poor insulator and highly glazed buildings require a unsustainable level of mechanical heating or cooling. more

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