Glass Analytics

A leader in tools for the glass industry

Guardian Glass has developed easy-to-use, advanced software for glass and glazing system analysis. Glass Analytics online tools offer a comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical reports that demonstrate the advantages of high-performance glass in building facades.


  • Performance Calculator
  • Glass Visualizer
  • Sustainability Calculator
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Generator
  • Building Energy Calculator


Consider your options

The SunGuard® Performance Calculator simplifies creation of glass make-ups through a simple point-and-click, web-based interface. Use the calculator to model the thermal and optical properties for glass make-ups ranging from monolithic uncoated glass to highly complex combinations of float glass substrates, coatings and interlayers. Then easily create client-ready reports comparing glass options.



Seeing is believing

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 suits you, and watch how various sky conditions affect the appearance of the glass.



May the best glass win

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 for 63 different cities across North America to simulate a variety of climate zones.



Connect your glass with the rest of your project

The Guardian BIM Generator provides thermal and optical performances of the project specific IG makeups. Visibility settings control the level of detailing depending on the scale of view. Parameters control the dimensions of the spacer systems and glass bite of the unit. Fabrication needs for heat treatment or lamination can be specified, allowing for detailed glazing schedule and material takeoffs.



Gage environmental performance

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 makeups can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.


Continuing education at your office

It is quick and easy to schedule an AIA/CES seminar at your office with your Guardian team. Simply contact your architectural design manager to let us know what your specific learning needs are.