This produces a light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 2.37 that is among the best in the industry. Solarban 60 glass has VLT of 70 percent and a SHGC of 0.38, which yields an LSG ratio of 1.85.
In addition to energy-efficient glazing and a complex “green” roof system, Palomar Medical Center West incorporates high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that help the hospital consume 14 percent less energy than prescribed under California Title 24 energy standards. The facility also features low-flow plumbing fixtures, a system for recycling wastewater from air-conditioning cooling towers, and extensive use of recycled or renewable building products.
ENR California’s Best Projects competition recognizes top achievements in local construction and design as selected by a panel of judges. Honored projects were highlighted in the Dec. 3 issue of the magazine.
For more about Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 solar control, low-e glasses and PPG’s full line of architectural glass products recognized by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
Palomar Medical Center West in Escondido, Calif., the new $956 million hospital featuring SOLARBAN(R) 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), has been recognized as the health care facility of the year by ENR California, a McGraw-Hill publication. Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses are transparent, solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses, which provide extensive natural light to be transmitted through the ground-to-ceiling-panels featured on the hospital’s design. The glasses are coated to transmit high levels of daylight while blocking solar heat gain to limit the use of artificial lighting and air conditioning. For more about /em>Solarban 70XL and Solarban 60 solar control, low-e glasses and PPG’s entire collection of glass products recognized by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-IDEA (774-4332).
(Photography by David Cox, DPR Construction)
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