Date: 8 February 2013
SunGuard EC, SunGuard IS 20 and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 were all honored in 2012 for performance and innovation.
- SunGuard EC recently received a Product Innovation Award for 2012, and Guardian earned a prestigious Industry Leadership PIA from Architectural Products magazine.
- SunGuard IS 20 is Glass Magazine’s Most Energy Efficient Glass Product of 2012. The award recognizes Guardian’s commercial coating designed specifically for the interior glass surface.
- Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 was the glazing of choice for two of Sustainable Architecture & Building magazine’s Canadian Green Building Award honorees.
SunGuard EC utilizes View electrochromic technology to transition from clear to tinted on demand. The product enables changes in visible light transmittance and solar heat gain to significantly reduce heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy usage in commercial buildings.
SunGuard IS 20 combines high light transmission with significantly enhanced U-factor performance. The product enhances the performance of double-glaze insulating glass units to nearly the level of triple glaze, and can increase the performance of triple-glaze IGUs.
The architects of Canadian Green Building Awardees Karis Place in Vancouver and the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Kelowna, British Columbia were likely thinking expansive light transmission with solar heat control when they specified SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 high performance glass for these award-winning projects.
Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects pursued LEED gold certification for Karis Place, which offers housing for the area’s homeless. A significant part of that design, SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 low-E coated glass was fabricated by Guardian Select Fabricator Vitrum Industries and installed by Starline Architectural Windows.
The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College was created by CEI Architecture. The Centre is designed to the standards of the Living Building Challenge and LEED platinum certification. The glass was fabricated by Guardian Select Fabricator Garibaldi Glass and installed by Flynn Canada Ltd.
“We are seeing a greater emphasis on LEED and the ability of commercial projects to not only save, but create energy,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of commercial glass marketing. “Guardian is committed to delivering advanced glass solutions that give architects and building owners a competitive edge.”