Date: 23 August 2023
Completed in 2021, the LEED® Gold-certified structure houses numerous specialty clinics providing inpatient and outpatient services for more than 800 patients daily.
For optimal energy efficiency and natural lighting for the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center, HKS Architects specified Solarban® 90 Acuity™ glass, which provides exceptional transparency, color neutrality, solar control, and visible light transmittance (VLT). Partners of this project included fabricator, NWI (now Hartung Glass), and glazier, IWR North America.
When it comes to selecting the ideal glazing solution for energy efficiency in cooling dominated regions like Texas, Solarban® 90 glass stands out as a top contender. Designed with innovation and effectiveness in mind, Solarban® 90 glass’ four layers of silver low emissivity (low-e) coating offer unparalleled benefits that make it a wise choice for meeting energy code requirements and ensuring comfort within buildings.
Solarban® 90 glass combines exceptional solar control performance with neutral aesthetics and conveys an appearance like clear glass in color and reflectance, whether viewed from the interior or exterior of a building. When coupled with Acuity™ low-iron glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 90 glass offers a VLT of 53% and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23.
Specially engineered for vision glazings, Acuity™ glass can function as a substrate for Solarban® low-e coatings or as a highly clear glass lite in insulating or laminated glass units. In addition to hospitals, medical centers, office buildings, higher education institutions, hotels and schools, Acuity™ glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. It also is ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.
In July 2023, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center a 2023 Healthcare Design Award winner. The Healthcare Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research.
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