Category: Glass

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches online hub for glass customers and glass industry professionals

Vitro Architectural Glass has launched, a website designed exclusively for glass customers and glass industry professionals. The new site provides direct access to technical documents, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and tools for energy modeling and thermal stress analysis, as well as the Vitro Glass CONSTRUCT tool, which enables users to construct virtual glass units, then compare their appearance and performance using data from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) International Glazing Database (IGDB).

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Solarban 90 glass by Vitro Glass used in “transformational” arts facility

Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is a defining feature on the Ent Center for the Arts, the first purpose-built performing and visual arts center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ (UCCS) 550-acre campus. Designed by Semple Brown Design of Denver to encourage and support working relationships with community cultural organizations and to provide direct public access to performances, exhibits and classes, the 92,000-square-foot facility consolidates the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, which had previously been spread across six campus venues.

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Goldray’s technographic interlayer film, Starphire glass by Vitro Architectural Glass combine to create stunning glass canopy

When development firm Vulcan Real Estate asked world-renowned artist Spencer Finch to design an architectural canopy to connect the two new office buildings at the center of Amazon’s expanded headquarters campus in Seattle, his first course of action was a walk in the woods. Such was born Finch’s “There Is Another Sky.” Situated four stories above an outdoor plaza, the decorative canopy features an abstract circular design pattern imprinted on technographic interlayer film by Goldray Glass and then laminated between two lites of Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Guardian Sustainability Calculator Wins Multiple Awards

A digital program, the Sustainability Calculator helps architects and designers review how glazing make-ups from Guardian Glass can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.

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SOLARBAN glass specified for Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Solarban® 70XL and Solarban 72 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass have been selected for the Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) complex in the heart of Singapore Changi International Airport. Jewel is envisaged to be a world-class lifestyle destination that will be a game-changer for Changi Airport, amidst intensifying competition on the global airport landscape. Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the structure will feature a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of steel and glass.

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J.E. Berkowitz fabricates glass for “ultra-green” office building in New Jersey

J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) announced the completion of 804 Carnegie Center West, the latest office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, New Jersey. JEB fabricated more than 46,000 square feet of glass for the facility, which was recently awarded LEED® certification at the Platinum level—the highest level of distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Utah’s Sandy Commerce offices feature mountain views framed by Tubelite’s systems

Attracting Utah’s discerning office tenants, Sandy Commerce boasts floor-to-ceiling glass with mountain views, thanks in part to the storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems provided by Tubelite Inc. These high-performance systems also contribute to the project’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals, earning LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Opaque finish acid-etched on low-iron glass by Vitro Architectural Glass lights up H&M flagship store in Toronto’s “Times Square North”

Multinational clothing retailer H&M wants people to “stop in their tracks” when they see the company’s first flagship store in Canada. To achieve that goal, Petroff Partnership Architects (PPA) specified Walker Textures® acid-etched Opaque on Starphire Ultra-Clear® low-iron glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. The result is a stunning visual of glass and illumination at the bustling intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto, also commonly known as “Times Square North.”

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Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight

Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight


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