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GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

SOLARBAN 60, OPTIGRAY glasses set tone for “future-forward” living at 3Eleven

Tracking 3Eleven for LEED® Certification, the architect factored the environmental performance of Solarban 60 glass into the energy budget calculations to optimize energy performance credits. Despite its clear appearance, Solarban 60 glass blocks 62 percent of total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of visible light to pass through—an ideal mix of energy savings and visibility.

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Consolidated Glass Holdings appoints Tracy Rogers as technical services director

In his new role, Tracy Rogers will work directly with the Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. (CGH) architectural division—including J.E. Berkowitz, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and Solar Seal—as well as support the CGH procurement, manufacturing, and sales teams. Rogers also will provide technical assistance, design guidance, and field support to customers and design professionals.

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Legacy Plaza unites seven nonprofits in a three-building complex featuring renovated exteriors with Tubelite’s energy-efficient systems

The property originally was constructed in 1975, prior to the advent of commercial window systems with high-performance, low-e, insulated glazing and thermally broken framing members. Along with its non-thermally broken frames and existing 0.25-inch clear, monolithic glass with a reflective bronze film, time and weather had caused the caulking and seals to deteriorate.

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Mohawk receives Canada’s first zero carbon dual certification

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has become the first building in Canada to receive Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard certification in both the Design and Performance categories from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The high-performance building envelope, consisting of triple-pane glazing and insulated pre-cast sandwich panels, maximizes heating, cooling and natural light.

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Miller Hull Partnership-designed Del Mar Civic Center celebrates community and sustainability

Miller Hull Partnership’s award-winning Del Mar Civic Center includes a 3,000-square-foot Town Hall, a 9,000-square-foot City Hall, a 13,000-square-foot Town Commons, and parking. The area’s mild climate means that the complex essentially functions off-the-grid (the complex was designed for net zero operations); passive ventilation provides cooling (windows are programmed to open when appropriate), site water is captured for reuse, and a rooftop solar array and battery system account for approximately 75% of all electrical use.

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HyVee Arena’s modern sports complex repurposes historic building, with high-performance, custom-color finishes and thermal improvement

As a single source solution to Tubelite Inc., Linetec provided both the high-performance architectural coatings in the historically approved color and the thermal improvement services for HyVee Arena’s new entrance, storefront and interior aluminum framing systems. Viracon’s glass further enhanced the aesthetic and the glazing systems’ high solar, thermal and optical performance.

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Kinestral Technologies’ Halio smart-tinting glass provides daylight for seniors at Belgium’s Avondzon residential care center

Kinestral Technologies, Inc. and Halio International, S.A. announced yesterday at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that Avondzon, a 160-bed residential care center in Belgium, has installed Halio® smart-tinting glass.  Developed and manufactured by Kinestral, Halio was used for 132 skylights to create a “glass roof” that would deliver maximum daylight without sacrificing the comfort of residents and staff. Research has shown that seniors need three to five times more light than younger people because a lack of light stimuli can disrupt their biological clocks.

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Leeza SOHO opens with the world’s tallest atrium

Straddling an underground subway service tunnel, Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Leeza SOHO tower divides its volume into two halves enclosed by a single facade shell. The emerging space between these two halves extends the full height of the tower, creating the world’s tallest atrium at 194.15 m which rotates through the building as the tower rises to realign the upper floors with Lize road to the north.

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