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GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

SageGlass selected for world’s largest smart glass project

SageGlass was chosen by Bagmane Group, one of India’s largest build-to-suit real estate developers, to create the largest smart glass installation in the world. SageGlass will provide 200,000 square feet of SageGlass Harmony® electrochromic glass, controls, and software for Rio Business Park, a 1.6 million square foot office development in Bangalore, India.

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SOLARBAN 70 glass supports net-zero energy design of Newport Beach’s Environmental Nature Center

The Environmental Nature Center and Preschool (ENC) , a LEED® Platinum Net Zero building designed by LPA, Inc., Irvine, California, is currently pursuing Living Building Challenge (LBC) petal certification. It incorporates operable and clerestory windows fabricated with Solarban® 70 Atlantica® glass to help meet stringent daylighting, energy and occupant comfort requirements.

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LA Garage at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon

As the place in which the transition from driver to pedestrian occurs, the 409,000-square-foot LA Garage at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, is a nexus of activity for people arriving on campus. The design by SRG Partnership breaks up the typical parking structure mass, providing opportunities for daylight and creating a “wow” space in between: a public covered courtyard carved into the center of the building that encourages chance encounters, casual gatherings and collaboration.

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Historic motorcycle factory converted into new, affordable housing features high-performance windows

The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle project offers low-income residents affordable rental housing without compromising aesthetics, performance or comfort. Vacant for decades, the 55,000-square-foot, five-story, brick building’s tall, arched windows had been boarded up for years. Today, these 4-by-8-foot openings feature Diamond Windows & Doors’ high-performance, double-hung windows with Technoform’s warm-edge insulating glass spacers.

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March 9 FGIA webinar to highlight study of impact of cavity reduction on triple glazed IG units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tues., March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units.

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View Smart Windows transform St. John’s Terminal in New York City

View announced that View Smart Windows are being installed at St. John’s Terminal, the 12-story, 1.3-million-square-foot commercial office under development by Oxford Properties Group. Designed by the sustainable architecture firm COOKFOX and with more than 400 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling smart windows from View, St. John’s Terminal will offer occupants unobstructed, west-facing views of the Hudson River and the widest sunset in New York City.

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Vitro Architectural Glass launches SOLARBAN R77 glass

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has launched Solarban® R77 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass, which unites a crisp, neutrally reflective silver-blue aesthetic with building-code-friendly solar performance. Nathan McKenna, director, marketing and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass said Solarban R77 glass fulfills demand for a product that captures the visual character of the sky and ambient environment while enabling specifiers to meet increasingly stringent building code mandates.

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