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Fire-Rated Safety Glass, LITEFLAM, Nabs the 2018 Reader's Choice Award!

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According to a Fire Estimate Summary published by USFA, non-residential structural fires were well over 96,000 between 2007-2016, leading to a dollar loss of over 2 billion.

SAN FRANCISCO - Dec. 18, 2018 - eTradeWire -- Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. has been awarded the Reader's Choice Award by USG magazine for its proprietary fire-rated safety glass, LITEFLAM.

LITEFLAM promises occupant safety against fire-related hazards. This is why it is the go-to fire-rated glass system for designers, architects, safety inspectors and engineers in North America. It is ideal for large, high traffic commercial buildings to prevent a potentially disastrous fire outbreak, and to give firefighters more time to respond when a fire does occur.

Fire-Rated Glass is Now a Building Safety Code Requirement

Business facilities, whether they are commercial, educational, medical or sports institutions, community centers or transportation hubs, have updated safety protocol to combat life-threatening hazards. Stringent federal fire safety codes are in place to prevent the outbreak of a fire, and minimize risks when fires occur. Commercial fires have rapid flashover rates, giving firefighters increasingly limited response windows.

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Fire-rated glass offers protection from radiant heat, smoke and flames. LITEFLAM acts as a barrier and prevents the fire from transferring from one level to the next, thus compartmentalizing the damage. This system is more effective than standard safety glass, in that it has undergone rigorous Fire Resistance Tests to endure high temperatures for long periods of time.

Witness LITEFLAM in Action!

This glass flooring system has been used in over 100 enterprises around the country, prominently in walkable skylights. The LITEFLAM XT 120 was installed on the roof of the Salesforce Transit Center - a multi-billion dollar bus terminal in downtown San Francisco. This makes it the world's largest walkable fire-rated skylight! Sturdy yet stylish, the system has many admirers in architects and commuters alike.

The McMurtry building, earmarked as the hub of arts and culture in Stanford, is designed with the LITEFLAM XT 60 skylight system. It aligns with the rest of the structural plan which focuses on harmonizing architecture and nature.

The Stern New York University is another structure that features the LITEFLAM XT 60 IGU walkable glass floor to enliven its corridors with natural lighting. "The skylight has surpassed everyone's expectations. When one enters the space, the impact and presence of the skylights is immediately apparent," remarks Matt Cornett, the university's project architect.

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Besides these projects, many other reputed buildings stand testament to LITEFLAM's ability to combine form and function. This makes it a popular modern architectural styling. Besides ushering in plenty of natural daylight, it also prevents radiant heat from moving between subterranean levels in the building.

A Legacy of Firsts

Introduced in 2006, LITEFLAM is the very first tested fire-rated glass system, and the first exterior fire-rated glass floor and skylight application. It is capable of withstanding immense loads, with a live loading capacity of 100 psf. If required, it can be designed to bear even greater strains, load capacity. This state-of-the art system was recognized for its ability to stay fire-rated from 1 to 2 hours - making it the only exterior glazed insulated glass assembly in North America that can do so.

About Greenlite Glass Systems Inc.

Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. offers Architects, Designers and Developers unique and exciting alternatives to traditional and non traditional glass applications as well as technical support throughout North America.

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Jeremy Nightingale

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