LEED certification is a great benefit to building and their ongoing costs. The energy saving techniques used offer benefits during construction and ongoingly. One of the places these benefits fail is in wireless services, but this is a double edged sword. E-Glass blocks cellular coverage and public safety signals from entering your building (that’s bad) and blocks Wi-Fi signals from leaving (that’s good) your building.
Below is a chart of E-Glass loss and you will see it is at least 33dBm of RF loss, that’s a 1,100% drop in your connectivity. Yes, an 11x loss of signal, regardless of which of the cellular services and frequencies you are connected to. Depending on the e-glass used you may experience losses in the 40-50dBm range.
So E-Glass is beautiful, but if you stand indoors on a winter day with the sun on your face, take note your face doesn’t feel the warmth of the sun’s rays. In that same way the RF signals we have come to depend on using everyday are being blocked. To fix the issue you have to repeat or re-broadcast those missing RF signals inside your building. That’s where VentusRF can help. Give us a call and we can discuss your exact issue(s) and provide you the right solution for you.