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Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

Learn more about glass and what you can do with it.

Design with glass

There’s almost no limit to what you can create with glass.

Build with glass

Glass is the ultimate building element, and can be tailored to each project.

Glass for your home

We’re helping glass inspire more homes than ever before.

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BNL-BNP Paribas

Due to the clever structural glazing, the aesthetics are visually appealing, reflecting the building’s surroundings on all sides.

cube berlin

Architects 3XN have created deliberate geometric transformations that create a prismatic pattern of triangular surface reliefs.

NOBU HOTEL

Nobu Hotel Warsaw embraces the city’s charisma to create a genuinely unique, stunning structure in this cultural hub.

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Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Sustainability

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

Quality control

We strive for quality in everything we do

Our company

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Help and contact

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Glass Analytics

Access our comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical tools

BIM objects

Download and use our standardized Guardian BIM content to create project specific BIM files

Seminars and online learning

For anyone who is interested in learning more about glass and its use

More Possibilites

Sustainable, Energy Efficient Buildings with BIPV Solutions

The use of solar power to achieve higher energy ratings and reach Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) levels for commercial buildings is a topic of increasing interest to architects, owners and developers of new builds and external envelope refurbishments. Current regulations in Europe are driving the demand for more innovative building solutions, particularly advanced energy saving and energy generation technologies. In January 2019, an EU Directive came into force that aims to drive the large-scale deployment of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB). The objective of this directive is to considerably lower the energy consumption of buildings while using to a significant extent renewable energy, including energy produced on-site or nearby.

 

 

A powerful strategic partnership

Guardian has partnered with ML System S.A., a leading, well established company with more than 13 years’ experience in BIPV applications, to offer a complete range of BIPV product solutions, both semi-transparent and opaque, that help satisfy NZEB regulations.

 

 

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How it works

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is the integration of solar cells into the building envelope. Photovoltaic materials are used to replace conventional building materials in parts of the building envelope such as the roof, skylights, facades, canopies and spandrel glass. By simultaneously serving as building envelope material and power generator, BIPV systems may help reduce electricity costs, the use of fossil fuels and emission of ozone-depleting gases, as well as increase the value of the building.

See what's possible with BIPV glass

Among the key benefits of BIPV is the contribution into transforming the building into a Nearly Zero Energy Building and helping to achieve the best green building certifications such as BREEAM and LEED. Guardian can help you find the right BIPV solutions for energy-generating façades, both in terms of power and aesthetics, together with the best solar control glass coatings from the Guardian SunGuard® range – all integrated in a way that makes them almost unnoticeable.

Why you should work with us

1. ML System has long expertise and a wide range of products for BIPV applications. Guardian together with ML System may offer an upfront advice, guidance and expertise on BIPV solutions (aesthetics, performance and integration to the building envelope) in addition to consultation about traditional façade areas.

2. Best performing BIPV glass (colour-neutral, reliable).

3. Fast response times and reactiveness to customer enquiries.

4. Tailored BIPV product solution to match your project requirement.

5. After sales support services available from ML System.

Download our BIPV information brochure