This is a quarterly newsletter for architects,
designers and planners who build and renovate our schools. We
research construction trends, best practices and funding opportunities,
and summarize what we find at Safe Glass for Schools
In this issue
we look at innovations in fire-rated glazing that allow school designers
to use transparent glazing where building codes once allowed only the
use of opaque, conventional building materials. Designers are
finding exciting ways to use fire-rated glazing to help school districts
increase student performance, make schools safer, and meet LEED
Bring Light to Interior Spaces|
has become the building material of choice, not just because of
aesthetics, but also because light increases student performance,
reduces energy use and improves vision, openness, connectivity and
security in the learning environment. Read more....
Using Fire-Rated Glazing in Schools|
in fire-rated glazing have delivered new tools to designers working to
maximize the amount of daylight reaching deep inside a school
building. School architects and designers are taking full
advantage of glazing in schools nationwide.
Study: Salt Lake City
North Layton Junior High, Salt Lake City
Architects looked to SAFTI FIRST when it came time to renovate the
media center and build a new counseling center at North Layton Junior
High School. They used fire-rated glazing to meet code requirements and
Read more ...
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SAFTI FIRST Team
Students learn |
25% faster in
rooms with abundant light.
Daylight benefits students regardless of grade level.
Schools save 40-80% in energy costs
when patterned top-lighting is dimmed or turned off during the day.
By using fire-rated glazing in walls,
stairwells, light wells and corridors, natural and shared light can
reach deep into school interiors.
SAFTI FIRST's booth
at the AIA Expo 2010.
and meet our staff.