Year-round comfort and energy savings
Finding the right glass is simple
Your glazing plays a crucial role in the way your home feels and functions so we've made finding the right glass as simple as it should be. We've created a cutting-edge low emissivity glass called Solux-E.
Solux-E reduces the amount of heat that passes through the glass while still letting natural light though, improving the thermal efficiency of a home. It offers year-round comfort and a warmer, drier and healthier home. Solux-E with The AGP System is the all-in-one option to help you get the most out of your glazing.
What is Solux-E?
Solux-E is a low emissivity (Low-E) coating on the glass, which is virtually invisible. It is incorporated into The AGP System, improving the level of insulation in the home. Solux-E is applied to the inside surface of the exterior glass pane, protecting it from the elements. Solux-E coating reflects the heat back to the inside, reducing winter heat loss through the glass. The reverse happens during summer helping to limit overheating.
We developed this state-of-the-art product using the latest global technology, optimised for New Zealand conditions.
Blocking excessive heat
Solux-E lets the sun’s visible light pass through but reflects the ‘sun's heat’ back out by 34% better* than standard double-glazing. With less heat entering the home, there’s less need for air-conditioning to keep your home cool.
Solux-E reflects the warm air in the home back into your house rather than escaping through the glass. This reduces winter heat loss by 59%* when compared to standard double glazing.
Solux-E helps protect furnishings in your home from fading by reducing the amount of damaging light that enters through the glass 19% better* than standard double glazing.
*Based on 4mm Solux-E / 16mm ATS / 4mm compared to 4mm / 16mm Air / 4mm.
What are the benefits?
Solux-E works to minimise heat flow allowing you to stay warmer through winter and cooler in summer. You'll have less warm air escaping in the winter and less heat entering through the glass in summer without the need to use tinted glass. Solux-E helps to retain heat in the home up to 35% better* than other comparable Low-E products available in New Zealand, and 59% better** than standard double glazing, achieving a more stable home temperature and year-round comfort.
*Solux-E in a unit comprising of 4mm Solux-E/16mm ATS with argon gas/4mm clear float has a U-value (CoG) of 1.1 (EN 673)
** Solux-E in a unit compared to standard double glazing as described on the comparison data chat
Smaller energy bills
A more constant temperature means less energy is used to heat and cool the home, providing energy savings year-round. Reduced energy consumption puts less demand on New Zealand’s power grid, reducing the environmental footprint of your home.
Solux-E minimises the amount of damaging light coming through the glass up to 15% better*** than other comparable Low-E products in New Zealand and 19% better** than clear double glazing, reducing fading in soft furnishings and fabrics.
** Solux-E in a unit compared to standard double glazing as described on the comparison data chart
*** Tdw-ISO damage weighted UV transmission is 0.60 for a Solux-E unit comprising of 4mm Solux-E/16mm ATS with argon gas/4mm clear float.
Solux-E provides excellent light transfer and clarity, keeping the view crystal clear and the rooms in the home light and bright.
Solux-E outperforms comparable existing options and creates a more thermally efficient home, resulting in ongoing savings.
Solux-E reduces the likelihood of condensation forming on the glass inside the home, reducing the risk of mould growth, and increasing the overall health and wellbeing of you and your family. This can be further improved with a thermally broken frame.
How does Solux-E compare?
4mm clear / 16mm air / 4mm clear
The AGP System
4mm clear / 16mm ATS with argon gas / 4mm clear
Upgrade to Solux-E™
4mm Solux-E #2 / 16mm ATS with argon gas / 4mm clear
Compared to single glazed 3mm clear glass. Data is indicative of performance and is not a guarantee of in-service performance.