As one of two mixed-use glass towers adjacent to United Nations Plaza, the 39-story building is a prime example of reflective glass being used to block solar heat transmission into buildings and thereby lower their energy and air-conditioning use.
The Javits Center, located 2 miles away on Manhattan’s West Side, features several transparent multistory facades fabricated with Solarban glass. The 1.6-million-square-foot complex, considered state-of-the-art at the time of its opening in 1986, was designed by James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
Since Solarban glass was launched in 1964, the brand name has come to signify industry leadership in environmentally advanced architectural glass. Today, the Solarban brand name encompasses a broad range of high-performance solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses – including many formulated with PPG’s proprietary triple-silver coating technology – with the ability to transmit daylight, block solar heat and thereby reduce heating, cooling and lighting demands to help architects design and construct more sustainable buildings.
For more information about the 50th anniversary of Solarban glass and its impact on architectural design, energy efficiency and skylines around the country, visit www.SolarbanGlassLegacy.com.
Contact: Robert J. Struble PPG Flat Glass 412-820-8138 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ppgideascapes.com
Solarban is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.