PPG glass helps utility operations center earn LEED certification

Date: 10 December 2012
Source: PPG Industries
SOLARBAN z50 glass helps Tennessee Piedmont Natural Gas facility save on energy Photo courtesy of C design, Inc.

"Arial">PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2012 – The Piedmont Natural Gas Operations Center in Nashville, Tenn., earned LEED(R) Gold certification last year, due in part to a comprehensive energy-management system that incorporates SOLARBAN(R) z50 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

When combined with clear glass in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), steel blue-gray-tinted Solarban z50 glass provides visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.31 that is as much as 23 percent better than competitive glasses with a similar aesthetic. Solarban z50 glass is part of an energy-management system at the center that includes an advanced LED (light-emitting diode) lighting system and exterior building shades controlled by the sun’s orientation.

For more information on Solarban z50 glass and other CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) glasses by PPG, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-IDEA (774-4332).

Contact:

Robert J. Struble

PPG Flat Glass

412-820-8138

rstruble@ppg.com

www.ppgideascapes.com

Solarban is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

LEED – an acronym for the phrase “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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Date: 10 December 2012
Source: PPG Industries

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