As part of an integrated energy management system, the IGUs provide solar and thermal control to reduce heating and air-conditioning use while maximizing daylighting to limit the use of artificial lighting.
The CSL, which houses research and education programs at the conservatory, earned Net Zero Energy Building Certification from the International Future Living Institute’s LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE(TM) program in 2014, and it is pursuing full certification from the organization. The CSL also achieved LEED(R) certification at the Platinum level from the U.S. Green Building Council and a four-star rating from the SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE(TM) program.
The Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients are selected each year by the Alliance to Save Energy’s Dinner and Awards Committee, which includes 15 diverse industry representatives. The annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., has been a showcase for energy efficiency’s most industrious advocates and innovators since 1993.
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PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that three of its environmentally advanced low-emissivity (low-e) glasses were instrumental in helping the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, win the Innovative Star award in the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2014 Star of Energy Efficiency awards. The alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that promotes worldwide energy efficiency, presented the awards in Washington on Sept. 23. Constructed with SOLARBAN(R) 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass, STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass and SUNGATE(R) 500 passive, low-e glass, the facility was designed to achieve net-zero energy usage and to become one of the world’s first certified “living” buildings.
About Phipps Conservatory
Built by Henry W. Phipps in 1893 at the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial prowess, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has evolved from the nation’s first teaching conservatory to a distinguished eco-champion among America’s 500 public gardens. The facility’s mission is to inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and worldwide biodiversity through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. For more information, call 412-622-6914 or visit www.phipps.conservatory.org.
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