In commercial buildings, architects have long specified the thermal, structural, and aesthetic properties of glazing. With residential windows, designers and builders have also become involved in specifying glazing, as advanced glazings have become available since the 1980s that reduce heat loss and regulate solar heat gain. It is even becoming common practice with high-performance buildings to specify different glazings for different orientations--choosing glazings that block most of the solar heat gain for east and west windows while choosing glazings transmit more solar gain on the south for passive solar heating. Key properties to consider when specifying glazing include the following.

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