I work with a leading glazing manufacturer within the UK.  Three years ago, with the Operations Director kindly offering me a site tour, I was staggered at how innovative their array of products are.

For some projects, I appreciated using a glazing system can increase a building's aesthetic qualities.  What I didn't fully appreciate, as the below highlights, was how using glazing as a curtain walling option can manage solar control.  Architects managing the Lakhta Center development are employing the latest innovations in heat reflective technologies and solar control.  Although colossal, the building will decrease energy loss through heating and air condition expenditure.  Quite staggering when I consider radiation from my conservatory from November to April!