GreenWeek Volume 24, November 22 - Page 6

Product news ProductNews Round-up of all the latest green gadgets and innovation to hit the market Saint-Gobain Glass Home ef?ciency Yamaha Motiv.e F1 designer unveils urban concept car A new electric car concept called Motiv.e, developed by Yamaha and Gordon Murray Design, has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show this week. The compact two-seater is designed to meet the growing demand for smaller, more ef?cient cars. Inspired by Yamaha’s experience in building motorbikes, the new car is intended to become the next 6 GreenWeek Nov 22, 2013 generation of personal mobility. Yamaha Motor Company chose Gordon Murray Design to cooperate in the design and development of the Motiv.e , using the ?rm’s revolutionary iStream manufacturing technology. Both with Formula One backgrounds, the pair made use of composite technology developed for motorsport to deliver a lightweight, safe EV. New Glazing Options from Saint-Gobain Glass (SGG) will allow UK homeowners to purchase window glass speci?cally designed to create the perfect living environment for their property. The new window Glazing Options, which are available through most PLANITHERM window installers, offer many additional bene?ts to the energy-saving potential already provided by modern double glazing, from added warmth during the winter through to UV protection, extra security and increased acoustic comfort. What’s more, homeowners can achieve enhanced energy ef?ciencies, warmth and comfort through a number of the options, including a triple glazing choice. The bene?ts have been made possible through a number of unique glazing coatings which are applied to the window glass during the manufacturing process. There are six Glazing Options available – Standard, Comfort, Energy, Security, Platinum and Ultimate – each offering a step-up in bene?ts and meaning homeowners can choose the perfect solution for their property and lifestyle.