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Marine West Coast Climate
Material and its Properties
Glass blocks have a relatively low life cycle impact, being both recyclable and manufactured from unlimited natural resources. Moreover, being 100 percent glass, a glass block not emit any harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Glass blocks allow daylight which is a necessary element of interior spaces. They are fire resistant, resistant to surface condensation, they provide light, heat, thermal and shading performance (relative to other uses of glazing), and are hurricane and earthquake resistant. Translucent but sturdy material, unit size allows for a variety of uses and configurations in building design
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