Guardian Industries has developed easy-to-use, advanced software for glass and
glazing system analysis. These online tools offer a comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical reports that demonstrate the advantages of high performance glass in building facades. Read more about the tools below, or register and start using Glass Analytics now!
NEW: Evaluate with the Sustainability Calculator
Architects and designers can now efficiently evaluate environmental performance attributes of Guardian glass products with the new Guardian Sustainability Calculator. This easy-to-use digital program helps users see how Guardian glazing make-ups can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.
Customize with Performance Calculator
SunGuard’s Performance Calculator simplifies creation of glass make-ups through a simple point-and-click, web-based interface. You can use the calculator to model the thermal and optical properties for a glass make-up ranging from monolithic uncoated glass to highly complex combinations of float glass substrates, coatings and interlayers. Easily create client-ready reports comparing glass options.
Visualize with Guardian's Glass Visualizer
The Guardian Glass Visualizer dynamically generates photo-realistic images of both exterior and interior glazing views. It allows the user to evaluate the aesthetic properties of virtually any glass make-up. Just choose the glass you want to visualize, select the building and perspective that suites you, and watch how various sky conditions affect the appearance of the glass.
Analyze using the Building Energy Calculator
The Building Energy Calculator uses the make-ups created in the Performance Calculator to compare energy cost, consumption and financial payback information based on hourly simulations of glazing options, building parameters and project location. The Building Energy Calculator can be used as a schematic design tool to compare annual energy costs for a variety of exterior envelope scenarios.
Design using Guardian's BIM Generator
The Guardian BIM Generator provides thermal and optical performances of the project specific custom IG makeups. It is highly detailed content with visibility settings to control the level of detailing depending on the scale of the view.
The content is created for Revit 2013 to take advantage of the material analytics within Revit for energy simulations.
Parameters give the ability to control the dimensions of the spacer systems as well as control the glass bite of the unit. Any fabrication needs for heat treatment or lamination can be specified which allows for a much more detailed glazing schedule and material takeoffs. » Learn more about Guardian's BIM Generator.
Download the Guardian Glass Analytics flyer.