Guardian SunGuard® Glass Wins Architectural Products Magazine Award

Project Application Focuses on Guardian Science and Technology Center Addition   Architectural Products Magazine is casting a spotlight on Guardian SunGuard® SNX 51/23 glass by awarding the company a 2015 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for its Science and Technology Center (STC) addition.

The judges honored Guardian in the award program’s project application category.The STC’s 27,000-square-foot addition features a high performance curtain wall designed to achieve net zero energy results using building integrated and rooftop photovoltaic panels and Guardian’s newest commercial glass products for North America, SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass and SunGuard Spandrel HT glass.“The glass on the new addition, with its single high performance coating, SunGuard SNX 51/23, outperforms the STC’s original facade, which features two coatings,” says Chris Dolan, Director of Marketing, North America. “This illustrates how far glazing technology has come in 15 years.We’re honored that the PIA judges recognized our vision to use the STC to create value for our customers through industry-leading products and applications.”

Triple silver Guardian SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass contributes 51 percent visible light transmission and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23 to that performance. It also offers low reflectivity and a neutral blue appearance.

The glass was fabricated by independent Guardian Select® fabricator Thompson I.G., and independent Guardian Glazier Connection™ member Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems designed and installed the façade system, which includes a full-size working model of Bagatelos Net Zero Envelope™. As a result, Guardian is able to track the addition’s energy performance.

“This year’s PIA winners prove once again that commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” says Jim Crockett, editorial director of Architectural Products.

Architectural Products is a leading publication for the architectural and design community. The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products. Judged by a group of 35 independent industry professionals, the program represents a mechanism to impartially review product and present to readers items their peers found innovative and worth investigating. The award winners appear in the November issue.

The Guardian SunGuard glass product line for commercial applications offers excellent solar control and a wide variety of colors and performance levels. SunGuard glass products provide innovative, leading solutions for appearance, economics and energy efficiency, and are available through an international network of independent Guardian Select fabricators. For more information, visit

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Through its research and development centers (Science & Technology Center for glass and Advanced Development Center for automotive), Guardian is at the forefront of innovation. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Visit

600450 Guardian SunGuard® Glass Wins Architectural Products Magazine Award
Date: 2 December 2015

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