The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Sustainability of glass in construction

Sustainability of glass in construction
Sustainability of glass in construction
This chapter discusses the potential applications of glass to deliver dynamic design solutions that enable buildings to be more energy efficient by making use of the most of daylight and solar gain whilst protecting the environment and conserving energy. The article also provides an overview of recent advances in modern glass products, and their potential applications in building envelops that can engineer reductions in the operational carbon. Glass is a brittle material, and its structural behaviour poses greater challenges when designing load-bearing structural members in buildings envelops. An overview of existing design guidelines of structural glass together with the need for detailed finite element analyses in accurate designs are briefly presented. The sustainability of glass as a construction material, including methods of recycle and reuse, is discussed. An outline of possible future developments in the use of glass in buildings is also presented.
79-104
Woodhead Publishing
Achintha, Mithila
8163c322-de6d-4791-bc31-ba054cc0e07d
Khatib, Jamal
Achintha, Mithila
8163c322-de6d-4791-bc31-ba054cc0e07d
Khatib, Jamal

Achintha, Mithila (2016) Sustainability of glass in construction. In, Khatib, Jamal (ed.) Sustainability of Construction Materials, 2nd Edition. Cambridge, GB. Woodhead Publishing, pp. 79-104. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100370-1.00005-6).

Record type: Book Section

Abstract

This chapter discusses the potential applications of glass to deliver dynamic design solutions that enable buildings to be more energy efficient by making use of the most of daylight and solar gain whilst protecting the environment and conserving energy. The article also provides an overview of recent advances in modern glass products, and their potential applications in building envelops that can engineer reductions in the operational carbon. Glass is a brittle material, and its structural behaviour poses greater challenges when designing load-bearing structural members in buildings envelops. An overview of existing design guidelines of structural glass together with the need for detailed finite element analyses in accurate designs are briefly presented. The sustainability of glass as a construction material, including methods of recycle and reuse, is discussed. An outline of possible future developments in the use of glass in buildings is also presented.

PDF
Glass chapter final.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only
Request a copy

More information

Published date: 26 August 2016
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 399640
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/399640
PURE UUID: 663b1c0b-f42c-488a-b9df-5d7e33ce048e
ORCID for Mithila Achintha: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1732-3514

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 22 Aug 2016 13:45
Last modified: 13 Jun 2019 00:32

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×