The simple addition of double glazing to buildings helps to solve a range of building design problems, from poor energy efficiency to poor sound insulation and more. Many commercial and residential buildings like hospitals, shopping centres, apartment buildings, homes and offices have higher heating and cool costs than necessary. In many cases this is due to heat transfer through single glazed windows.
Often, expensive curtains or blinds are installed in an attempt to reduce this thermal transfer. While these do block sunlight from entering the room, they do not restrict the transfer of heat, so do not significantly improve a room’s insulation.
This problem may be easily solved by double glazing. This involves creating a layer of inert gas, like argon, between two panes of glass.