SEG Presentation at SimBuild 2016: Frit for Glare Control?
On August 12, 2016 Graham Linn gave a presentation at the ASHRAE-IBPSA Energy Modeling Conference (SimBuild 2016) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Graham’s presentation “Frit for Glare Control?” shared some interesting lessons learned in the design of a Middle School Library space. SEG helped the design team find an effective and cost competitive design to minimize glare in a beautiful two story library space. (pictures below)
The following abstract summarizes the presentation:
“Fritted glass is often used to control the penetration of direct light into a space and thereby reduce glare. This design choice is frequently made without analysis of the actual performance of the glass frit. With modern building simulation tools (LBNL’s WINDOW 6 and EnergyPlus), building professionals can now model the effect of glass fritting on glare reduction in a space. The aforementioned tools were used to test several window/frit combinations and glare control alternatives. Results of this study suggest that while fritting provides aesthetic value it is not the most effective approach to glare reduction.”