The Science of Heat Mirror
Heat Mirror® technology, which was invented by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suspends one or more lightweight films inside the airspace of an insulating glass unit to create multiple “super-insulating” chambers. The films utilize nanoscale coatings of metal to reflect heat back to its source. The technology can be combined with a wide range of glass types and gas fills that allow consumers and architects to choose the right level of insulation, visible light and solar control for their specific needs.
All this provides outstanding winter insulation and superior solar control that results in year-round energy savings and enhanced comfort you can feel. Depending on the number of films and the type of inert gases added within, Alpenglass™ with Heat Mirror® can achieve R-values ranging from 6 to 20, which can insulate as well as typical walls.
Enjoy your entire home—the entire year.
To make sure you get the exact window performance for your project, Alpenglass™ with Heat Mirror® provides a wide range of visible light, solar control, and thermal insulation to meet almost any performance requirement.