Every Thursday, in accordance with USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re throwing it back to low-E.

In the September/October 1984 issue of USGlass, Cardinal’s Jim Larsen wrote a story titled “Low Emissivity Glass in Commercial/Architectural Glazing.” The article gave an in-depth look at how the “new” (at the time) low-E coatings work, with detailed illustrations and charts.

Click the image to open the full story:

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Low-E glazing is now widely used throughout the country and is required in certain building codes for the same reasons noted in the 31-year-old article.

What do you think? What would you like to see in a future edition of Throwback Thursday? Leave your thoughts in the comment section, and we’ll see you next week.