At Cromwell we’re always looking to implement circular practices and reduce our carbon emissions. Materials such as concrete, steel and glass are the most carbon-intensive and also represent the biggest opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint. That’s what makes AGC Low-Carbon Glass a perfect fit for us and our strategy and that’s why we wanted it for Nervesa 21.
Increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards for buildings call for smart solutions that deliver innovation in terms of sustainability, technology and design.
Another important use of glass in the building was as decoration in the elevators, where we used three different colours of AGC Matelac. Matelac glass has a matt finish, but it's still glass in terms of maintenance, durability and appearance. It’s exactly what we were looking for.
For this specific case, we searched the market and came across AGC’s Coating on Demand service, which soon proved to be the best solution since it delivered the same aesthetics as the original. When the Coating on Demand mock-up was placed next to the original glazing from the 1960s, they were stunningly identical.
It only took three days! On day 1 we selected the desired tints via a rendering engine with a calibrated screen. On day 2 we looked at actual glass samples that were produced overnight. And the next morning we were able to review IGU’s of transparent and spandrel panels that had been mocked up for us. The knowledgeable staff and speedy turnaround at AGC were very impressive and effective.