Guardian to Showcase Glass Innovation at Greenbuild “GreenZone”

Soon-to-be-released SunGuard SNX 52/23 featured in modular pediatric unit. Guardian Industries is bringing the latest in SunGuard high performance, low-E glass to the 2013 GreenZone at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Nov. 20-22.

This year’s GreenZone is a state-of-the-art, green certified pediatric patient unit presented by Building Design + Construction magazine.Guardian SunGuard SNX 52/23 is a key component in the sustainable, energy efficient modular facility, located in the atrium outside the exhibit hall E entrance, Broad Street side, on the second floor.

The newest edition to the Guardian SunGuard portfolio of high performance, low-E glazings, SunGuard SNX 52/23, available in Q1 2014, was developed to meet the most stringent energy codes by delivering a solar heat gain coefficient of less than 0.25 without sacrificing appearance.

"The selection of glass is critical to both the success of the pediatric center's energy goals and the comfort of the patients,” explained Chris Dolan, director, Commercial Glass Marketing, Guardian Industries. “Guardian SunGuard SNX 52/23 meets the performance criteria with an unbeatable combination of high light transmission, low solar heat gain and low reflectivity.”


The "Pedia-Pod" is a kid-friendly ambulatory care center designed and constructed to create a comfortable, cheerful environment for children. It showcases a range of finishes, design principles, practices and products that could make it worthy of a LEED Gold application.

Numerous studies have shown that natural light positivetly impacts patient health and healing.* SunGuard SNX 52/23 gives architects and designers a new and improved building option to allow abundant natural light and reduce energy costs, and has a neutral blue tint compared to similar glazings.


SunGuard products provide innovative, leading solutions for appearance, economics and energy efficiency, and are available through an international network of Guardian certified Select Fabricators.


Guardian Select Fabricator Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions fabricated the finished insulated glass units using SNX 5223 glass and Guardian Glazier Connection Member Zephyr Aluminum installed the glass into frames in the pediatric structure at GreenZone.


For more information on Guardian SunGuard, in addition to all the valuable resources and tools Guardian provides, please visit Guardian Industries Greenbuild Booth 1137 or


About Guardian Industries Corp.:


Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit


*For more, see The Benefits of Glass: A Literature Review on the Qualitative Benefits of Glass on Building Occupants from Guardian.

SunGuard is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.



Amy Hennes 


600450 Guardian to Showcase Glass Innovation at Greenbuild “GreenZone”

See more news about:

Others also read

The Wejherowo Philharmonic Hall is a modern, eye-catching building – its boat-like shape denoting the Baltic Sea and the region’s strong Kashubian embroidery traditions.
Display Will Also Offer Unique Look at Guardian VIG To Illustrate Performance
Double-laminated IGUs were chosen to create the facade, whilst the glass the designers opted for is Guardian SunGuard® SNX 50/23 HT, helping to protect the building from rapid temperature changes.
The glass chosen for the stunning-looking facade is Guardian SunGuard® Solar Light Blue 52, which reduces glare from the sun and helps to reduce the demands on the building’s air conditioning.
Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutralTM (SN) 51/28 coated solar control glass was chosen for the beautiful glazed façade, some of which is curved.
AIG expands high performance fabrication capabilities for commercial building envelopes.

Add new comment