The H1 Window changes in New Zealand have been a topic of discussion for the past few years, especially in the construction and building industry. With the new regulations coming into effect, builders and architects have been looking for ways to ensure their buildings comply with the new standards. The changes are aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating a more sustainable future for New Zealanders.
The H1 Window changes specify the minimum performance requirements for glazing in the building envelope. The requirements cover the U-value (the rate of heat transfer through the window), the solar heat gain coefficient (the amount of solar radiation transmitted through the window), and the visible light transmittance (the amount of visible light transmitted through the window). The changes also include provisions for airtightness and water penetration resistance, ensuring that windows will provide good thermal and acoustic performance, as well as weather protection.
To comply with the H1 window changes, builders and architects have been searching for glazing solutions that meet the new standards. The good news is that there are many companies offering glazing solutions that comply with the H1 Window changes, and one of the companies leading the way is Viridian.
Viridian is a leading manufacturer of glass and glazing solutions in New Zealand, and they are offering two innovative products that will help builders and architects comply with the H1 Window changes. These products are LightBridge1.1 and Performatech.
LightBridge1.1 is a Low-E (low emissivity) glass product that provides excellent thermal insulation, while still allowing plenty of natural light to enter the building. This product meets the H1 Window requirements for U-value, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible light transmittance, making it an ideal solution for builders and architects who are looking for a super clear high-performance glazing solution.
Performatech is a multi-functional glass product that provides excellent thermal insulation, as well as enhanced solar control and clarity. Performatech meets the H1 Window requirements for U-value, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible light transmittance, making it a versatile and practical solution for builders and architects who are looking for a product that can meet a range of performance requirements.
The H1 Window changes in New Zealand are a major step forward in the quest for a more sustainable future. With companies like Viridian Glass offering innovative products like LightBridge1.1 and Performatech, builders and architects now have access to glazing solutions that meet the new standards, and provide excellent thermal, acoustic, and UV protection. The H1 Window changes may be a challenge, but they are also an opportunity for builders and architects to create buildings that are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and comfortable for the people who live and work in them.
For training on the H1 Window Changes, visit Viridian's website for free digital presentations, to book a presentation with the Viridian team or to view resources and FAQs on the H1 changes.