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.