Imperial Tobacco HQ achieves BREEAM Excellent with Pilkington Suncool™

Imperial Tobacco’s new HQ has achieved a sustainability certification of Excellent from the world’s leading assessment method for sustainable buildings, BREEAM, with a helping hand from Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40.

The Bristol-based building utilises NSG Group’s latest developments in glazing technology.Produced to reduce solar heat gain, while also supplying a high degree of light transmission – and preventing heat loss in cold weather – Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 is the perfect solution for environmental design.

Pilkington Suncool™ is a high performing range of off-line coated solar control and low-emissivity products. With the growing use of glass in architecture, Pilkington Suncool™ can help to reduce capital outlay and running costs, as well as the associated carbon emissions of a building the whole year round. The wide range of products is not only energy-efficient, but is available in a clear or neutral appearance, as well as in two distinctive colours; blue and silver.

Mark Alker Stone, AWW Architects’ Project Director for Imperial Tobacco HQ said, “We wanted to design with sustainability as a key driver in the overall form and technical approach and also support ITL’s business approach of a motivating work environment for its staff. Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 solar control glass gave us the design freedom to do so. While designing a building with leading sustainability credentials, we were able to exploit the design aesthetics of glazing – and benefits of natural light.”

Pilkington Suncool™ is a range of superior solar control products with a wide range of visible light transmittance, reduced solar transmittance and excellent low-emissivity all in one superb product. The excellent solar control properties of Pilkington Suncool™ can greatly reduce the need for air conditioning within a building, whilst its insulation properties can reduce heat loss to 1.0 W/m2K in a standard Insulating Glass Unit (6-16-6). Now manufactured in the UK, so with less carbon footprint than before, Pilkington Suncool™ offers the ideal choice for providing maximum light transmission and thermal comfort for occupants all year round.

For more information on Pilkington Suncool™ please visit www.pilkington.co.uk/suncool

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