Texas hospital is first major building to feature SOLARBAN R100 glass by PPG

Date: 2 October 2013
Source: www.ppgideascapes.com
Curved façade incorporates SOLARBAN R100 glass over OPTIBLUE glass substrate   Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital in Tyler, Texas, designed by WHR Architects, Inc., Dallas, is one of the first major buildings to be constructed with neutral-reflective SOLARBAN(R) R100 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

The entry opens to a light-flooded, double-height lobby with Solarban 60 glass on ultra-clear STARPHIRE(R) glass. The curved façade above the ground floors incorporates Solarban R100 glass on OPTIBLUE(R) glass to create a vibrant blue tint that conveys abundant natural light while greatly diminishing solar heat gain.


Photo by Aker Imaging

In a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, Solarban R100 Optiblue glass has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 30 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.20. The resulting light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.50 is exceptional for a dark blue-tinted glass. In the lobby and concourse, Solarban 60 Starphire glass in a 1-inch IGU yields VLT of 74 percent, a SHGC of 0.41 and an exceptional LSG ratio of 1.80.

For more information about Solarban R100 glass, Starphire ultra-clear glass and Optiblue tinted glass, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).


Robert J. Struble

PPG Flat Glass




Optiblue, Solarban and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Date: 2 October 2013
Source: www.ppgideascapes.com

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