ApplicationsWindows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
CharacteristicsColor-neutral appearance glass coating, reduces glare without creating an obtrusive reflected color, can be applied to a variety of high-performance tinted glasses, manufactured using the sputter-coating process, available for heat-strengthened and tempered applications
CertificationCradle to Cradle, Material Health Certificate, may be used as credentialing for LEED®
Vitro's Solarban® R100 glass is a neutral-reflective low-e glass that provides significant improvements in solar performance compared to competing products in the same architectural glass category. Because Solarban® R100 glass uniquely balances reflectivity and color-neutrality, it can function as a privacy glass as well as in harmony with spandrels and other building materials.
Sustainable design, green building, safeguarding the environment and the long-term management of energy costs are vital considerations for today’s building designers. Vitro Solarban® R100 glass is another tool architects and building owners can use to reach their design objectives. This coating on clear glass and tinted substrates provides LEED® credit opportunities according to the following criteria:
|LEED/Green Design Category ||Feature ||Benefit |
|Optimize Energy Performance ||Excellent SHGC, U-value and Tvis performance ||Enhance energy performance of building |
|Daylight & Views ||Good VLT ||Connectivity to natural lighting and the outdoors |
|Innovation in Design||Cradle to Cradle CertificationTM||Selection of environmentally focused product evaluation|
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 |