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Solarban® 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass | Vitro®

  • Use

    Solar control
  • Applications

    Windows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
  • Characteristics

    Clear quad-silver-coated glass, advanced solar control low-e coating, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 2.22, reduces cooling costs
  • Certification

    Cradle to Cradle, Material Health Certificate, may be used as credentialing for LEED®

More about this product

Developed with the input of architects and in the tradition of the Solarban® family of low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass, Solarban® 90 glass combines solar control performance with the neutral aesthetic appeal of clear glass -in both color and reflectance- whether viewed from the interior or exterior of a building. The advanced solar control low-e coating manages the light spectrum to balance visible light transmittance and help manage glare.

Solarban® 90 glass also facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce cooling costs, while minimizing artificial lighting requirements and the need for external shading devices.As with other Solarban® low-e coated glasses, Solarban® 90 glass has the versatility to be paired with an array of performance-tinted glasses to provide a broad range of aesthetic and performance options.

Architects commonly specify Vitro Architectural Glass products to meet LEED® and other green building criteria. Solarban® and other Vitro glasses have been installed on hundreds of LEED-certified buildings, including The Tower at PNC Plaza, the world’s greenest office tower and three of the world’s 11 certified net-zero-energy, “living” buildings.

Vitro Glass has also been a pioneer in oxygen-fueled glass furnace technology, which cuts natural gas consumption by 15 percent compared to conventional air-fired glass furnaces, while reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 50 percent, operating one-third of the world’s oxygen-fueled glass furnaces.

The company promotes sustainability through post-consumer recycling of its products, by meeting global regulatory statutes and by developing wildlife-friendly products such as the industry’s first “bird-safe” low-emissivity (low-e) glass, and “turtle glass,” which helps turtle hatchlings survive in commercially developed coastal areas.


Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) Light to Solar Gain (LSG) Exterior Reflectance Interior Reflectance
51% 0.23 2.22 12% 19%

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