Application Note

Material Characterization Analyzers for Building Glass Measurements

Spectrometers to measure properties of building glass


Building or Architectural glass products control the amount of light and heat entering a building, offering safety and security, insulation against noise, providing privacy, comfort and decoration. Building glass products can play a vital role in improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in buildings which account for as much as 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries. Choosing the right materials used for buildings can significantly help improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.

This application note discusses how PerkinElmer’s UV/Vis/NIR and Fourier-Transform Infra-Red (FT-IR) spectrometers along with a range of accessories and software are specially tailored for measurement of optical solar and thermal properties of building glass, without the need for cutting into small pieces.