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Category: Low-emissivity glass

University of Texas at Arlington’s new Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building

Large expanses of Solarban® 90 solar control, low-e glass by Vitro Architectural Glass showcase interdisciplinary research in action at the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building in northern Texas. Ideal for warm, sunny climates in places like Texas, Solarban® 90 glass offers a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 when paired with conventional clear glass in a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU).

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SOLARBAN 67 OPTIGRAY glass helps new Rolex Tower harmonize with nature

For over a century, Rolex watches have been recognized as classic timepieces that feature high-quality design and precision timekeeping. When it came time for the historic company to expand to a new office tower in downtown Dallas, it was only fitting that the new space reflected its values. Rolex Tower accomplished its ambitious design goals with an eye-catching façade that features Solarban® 67 Optigray® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Guardian Glass introduces Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® Essential 50/25 HT coated glass

Guardian Glass North America announces Guardian SunGuard® SNE 50/25 HT, a high performance, low-E coated glass that gives architects a subtle, blue-gray color and mid-reflectivity aesthetic. Architect focus groups helped Guardian Glass deliver a product with a visible light transmission of 48 percent and low solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25 with a crisp, neutral, subtle blue reflected color in the mid-exterior reflective range.

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SOLARBAN 67 Glass aids “wayfaring” at North Carolina transit center

Built to be the home to the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) in North Carolina, the city wanted a well-lit, open look that would blend well with nearby structures, while offering clear views into and outside the building. To achieve those objectives, Gantt Huberman Architects designed a glass façade featuring Solarban® 67 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Guardian Glass launches new coater in Czestochowa, Poland

Guardian Glass started full production on a technologically advanced new glass coater, July 6, at its second facility in Czestochowa, Poland. The company says the state-of-the-art coater uses advanced technology for turning standard float glass into high performance, value-added glass. It will enable the plant to expand production of low-emissivity (low-E), solar control glass products for residential (Guardian ClimaGuard®) and commercial (Guardian SunGuard®) applications.

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SOLARBAN R100/Bronze glass helps Charlotte’s Capitol Towers earn LEED Gold

Inspired by classical pavilion architecture, using Doric Order and monumental half-round column design, Capitol Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a newly iconic office building combining old-world Roman influence with high-performance glazing and modern energy efficiency. The ornate façade, designed by LS3P in Charlotte, showcases concrete pillars and a prominent glass facade, glazed with Solarban® R100 on Bronze glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Salt Lake City’s net-zero-energy Fire Station No. 14 earns LEED Gold

In April 2020, Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 earned LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy-efficient, environmentally responsible design and construction. When it opened in 2018, it was one of the first net-zero-energy (NZE) fire stations in the country, meaning it generates more energy than it consumes. Helping achieve the building’s performance goals, Tubelite Inc.’s triple-glazed thermal curtainwall, multi-pane storefront and interior framing systems were installed by Mollerup Glass Co.

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ME Dubai hotel at the Opus

Spanning 84,300 square meters (907,400 square feet), the Zaha Hadid-designed Opus was conceived as two separate towers that coalesce into a singular whole—taking the form of a cube. The cube’s double-glazed insulating façades incorporate a UV coating and a mirrored frit pattern to reduce solar gain. Applied around the entire building, this dotted frit patterning emphasizes the clarity of the building’s orthogonal form, while at the same time, dissolving its volume through the continuous play of light varying between ever-changing reflections and transparency.

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