Date: 20 December 2023
In its 13th year, the Product Innovation Awards (PIA) highlight innovative solutions that help architects create beautiful, unique, and high-performance projects. With judging and evaluation of products and systems by a distinguished panel of designers and architects skilled in product evaluation, the PIA program awards manufacturers based on form, functionality, or sustainability. There was a record-breaking number of submissions in 2023.
Vitro’s re-engineered VacuMax™ VIG is a highly versatile product whose slim construction and light weight allow it to be incorporated into virtually any traditional glazing system. VacuMax™ VIG significantly improves thermal insulation performance up to 3-5 times better than conventional insulating glass units at 1/3 of the overall thickness. It is also up to 20 times better insulating than single-pane glass. VacuMax™ VIG enables improvements in building energy performance and a reduction in operational carbon.
VacuMax™ VIG has an exceptionally long life compared to other VIG products and delivers superior resistance against thermal expansion or contraction caused by extreme indoor/outdoor temperature differences. VacuMax™ VIG units also deliver increased acoustic performance for dramatic noise dampening and reduced center of glass condensation at temperatures as low as -58 °F. Visit vacumaxvig.com to learn more.
The Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system doubles as a building component to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, delivering high performance, aesthetics and CO2-free power generation while replacing conventional building materials.
Available for classic glass façades, vision glazing, and opacified spandrel glass, the Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system can also be seamlessly integrated with railings, balconies, overhead glazing, and skylights. For more information about the Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system and its applications, visit vitrosolarvolt.com.
For more information about Vitro Architectural Glass products, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).