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Title: Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives

Abstract

Insulating glass (IG) units typically consist of multiple glass panes that are sealed and held together structurally along their perimeters. This report describes a study of edge seals in IG units. First, we summarize the components, requirements, and desired properties of edge construction in IG units, based on a survey of the available literature. Second, we review commercially available window edge seals and describe their properties, to provide an easily accessible reference for research and commercial purposes. Finally, based on the literature survey and review of current commercial edge seal systems, we identify research opportunities for future edge seal improvements and solutions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1172057
Report Number(s):
LBNL-6122E
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy and Buildings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Bergh, Sofie Van Den, Hart, Robert, Jelle, Bjrn Petter, and Gustavsen, Arild. Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Bergh, Sofie Van Den, Hart, Robert, Jelle, Bjrn Petter, & Gustavsen, Arild. Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives. United States.
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Bergh, Sofie Van Den, Hart, Robert, Jelle, Bjrn Petter, and Gustavsen, Arild. Thu . "Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172057.
@article{osti_1172057,
title = {Window Spacers and Edge Seals in Insulating Glass Units: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Perspectives},
author = {SINTEF Building and Infrastructure and Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Bergh, Sofie Van Den and Hart, Robert and Jelle, Bjrn Petter and Gustavsen, Arild},
abstractNote = {Insulating glass (IG) units typically consist of multiple glass panes that are sealed and held together structurally along their perimeters. This report describes a study of edge seals in IG units. First, we summarize the components, requirements, and desired properties of edge construction in IG units, based on a survey of the available literature. Second, we review commercially available window edge seals and describe their properties, to provide an easily accessible reference for research and commercial purposes. Finally, based on the literature survey and review of current commercial edge seal systems, we identify research opportunities for future edge seal improvements and solutions.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1172057}, journal = {Energy and Buildings},
number = 58,
volume = 2013,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
}