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Solarban® 60 Solar Control Low-E Glass | Vitro®

  • Use

    Solar control
  • Applications

    Windows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
  • Characteristics

    Engineered to control solar heat gain, blocks 66% of the total solar energy, allows 70% of the visible light to pass through, 0.29 winter nighttime U-value, available in 11 glass types
  • Certification

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

More about this product

Solarban® 60 solar control glass by Vitro Architectural Glass was engineered to control solar heat gain, which is essential to minimizing cooling costs. In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 60 glass offers an exterior appearance similar to clear, uncoated glass. In addition, it can also be combined with an outboard lite of tinted or reflective-tinted glass to increase 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
70 0.39 1.79 11 12

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