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Top Glass Speaker: But How Does It Look?

Principles of colour, reflectivity and transmittance in architectural glas

March 30, 2023  By Heather Sakai

Time to get back to basics with a discussion of the esthetics of glass and how facade designers can achieve the look and visual performance they want with today’s glazing technology. But this isn’t your dad’s glass colour discussion – innovations like large format glazing, advanced low-E coatings and PVB lamination translate to cost efficiency, energy savings, safety and noise reduction, making things possible we wouldn’t have contemplated before. Class is in session with Guardian’s architectural design manager for the Toronto area, Heather Sakai. Heather will go over the science around glass visual performance and offer some inspiring studies of great looks achieved.

Presenter: Heather Sakai, Guardian Glass

About the speaker
Heather Sakai is the Ontario territory sales manager and architectural design manager for Guardian Glass. In her current roles she works directly with a network of Guardian SunGuard certified fabricators providing sales and technical support. She also works directly with design professionals to assist with project review and provide guidance on glass and glazing selections for commercial project work to ensure building envelope enclosures meet all esthetic and performance requirements. She has worked with Guardian Glass for seven years and is passionate about all things glass. •

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