In response to the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) Energy Conservation, ODL, Inc.(ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has expanded its low emissivity (Low-E) coating decorative doorglass offerings.
The updated code, which became effective in June 2015, will tighten the state’s energy efficiency regulations. In terms of fenestration, it requires builders to incorporate insulated glass with Low-E coating in new builds and renovations. Low-E coating contributes to energy savings with its ability to keep cold air out in the winter months and warm air out in the hotter summer months. It also helps to reduce the ingress of unwanted UV rays, which cause fading to wall coverings and fabric surfaces indoors.
ODL’s latest decorative doorglass products come with a hardcoat Low-E coating, which meet the Solar Heat Gain Coefficients limits outlined in the updated Florida Building Code. “We are constantly working to stay on top of industry regulations, as well as the needs of our customers,” said Roger Finch, senior channel manager, ODL USA. “We pride ourselves on providing professionals with readily available materials that meet the most stringent building codes in the U.S.”
In addition to decorative doorglass, ODL offers Low-E options with Perspectives Textured Doorglass, Spotlights®Doorglass and Clear Doorglass, as well as with Enclosed Blinds.
ODL decorative doorglass meets rigorous quality standards for air resistance, water resistance and door slamming. The products are certified by the Insulating Glass Certification Council(IGCC), which evaluates glass performance, durability and longevity. Additionally, the doorglass must survive ODL’s in-house test of 125,000 slam cycles before it’s introduced to the market.
For more information on ODL’s Low-E Doorglass, visit www.odl.comor call 800.253.3900.