Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Architecture

Environmentally Responsible Architecture

Vectra’s printed glass meets environmentally responsible architecture goals

  • Provides eco-friendly functionality such as energy efficiency and solar control
  • Safe for handling – Comprised of non-toxic, free of heavy metal, and recyclable materials
  • Simplifies urban renewal and preservation projects (avoiding demolition and rebuilding)
  • Perfectly replicates existing panels, preventing extensive refurbishment
  • Can reduce bird collisions

LEED & BREEAM Certification

Vectra printed glass assists in qualification for LEED and BREEAM certification

Vectra’s printed glass assists in qualification for LEED and BREEAM certification by contributing to a building’s overall energy saving, achieved by influencing key parameters evaluated by these organizations.

  • Reduce solar heat gain
  • Control light transmission
  • Limit external reflection

With glass printed by Vectra’s innovative technology platform, complete design freedom is maintained while enjoying extreme control over ink thickness, percentage of glass coverage, and color.

Test your designs’ impact on a building’s solar heat gain and light transmission with Vectra’s team by measuring the energy saving performance of your design before printing.


The Digital Fritted Glass Difference

Fritted glass architecture is becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. As we’ve covered, it’s durable, flexible, and completely accommodating to a wide range of design and functional needs.

Frit pattern glass is also extremely effective in terms of energy-savings. In particular, fritted glass facades for buildings (or on a smaller scale, fritted glass windows), can reduce solar heat gain, while maintaining an attractive exterior design. Plus, energy efficiency for fritted glass architecture can be calculated ahead of construction.

Frit pattern glass panels can also be created with the exact level of transparency desired, using lines or dots (or any other pattern really). This is especially useful for providing privacy for the people inside, helping control the level of natural light throughout the day, and of course, reducing glare.

For an added environmentally friendly touch, fritted glass windows or a fritted glass façade can be printed with a special digital print pattern that is proven to significantly reduce bird collisions