Product Review

Saving Energy in Supermarkets with Vacuum-Insulated Glass

Vacuum-insulated glass offers outstanding performance with an airless space just ¼ mm thick. It’s finally coming to windows but already here for cooler doors.

A vacuum is a near-perfect insulator, making vacuum-insulated glass (VIG) a tantalizing option, and a commercially available R-10 replacement for single-pane windows is finally within reach. In the meantime, Guardian Glass already has a substantial market for this miracle glass—in supermarket display cases.

Anthony’s Vista Elite series of display case doors are a VIG option within the company’s “optimized merchandising” Vista line. This line consists of all-glass doors to maximize visibility into the cooler. Although neither Guardian nor Anthony advertise this fact, BuildingGreen learned that the Vista Elite line uses Guardian’s VIG units.

Published November 5, 2018