AZURIA glass by PPG transmits light, helps conserve energy
Photo by Tom Kessler, courtesy of PPG
PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2012 – The Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco earned LEED(R) Gold certification last year in recognition of comprehensive sustainability practices such as aggressive recycling and energy conservation programs. Translucent blue AZURIA(R) glass by PPG provides one of the hotel’s signature design flourishes while it helps reduce energy use by bathing guest rooms, offices and meeting space in natural light and reducing reliance on artificial light. With visible light transmittance (VLT) of 61 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.39, Azuria glass deftly balances daylighting and solar control. For more information on Azuria glass and other spectrally selective tinted glasses by PPG, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-IDEA (774-4332).
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass
Azuria is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.