ApplicationsWindows, double-skin façades and curtain walls
CharacteristicsPassive solar control coating, manufactured with a magnetron sputtered vaccum deposition (MSVD), exceptionally clear surface, can be easily laminated, tempered or heatstrengthened or combined with nearly any of Vitro’s wide range of tinted glasses
CertificationCradle to Cradle, Material Health Certificate, may be used as credentialing for LEED®
Sungate® 400 is a passive low-e glass from Vitro Architectural Glass designed specifically for use in heating-dominated climates. Manufactured with an MSVD “soft coat,” Sungate® 400 glass aids commercial buildings in retaining solar and furnace heat to help reduce winter heating costs.
|Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) ||Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ||Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ||Exterior Reflectance ||Interior Reflectance |
Sustainable design, green building, safeguarding the environment and the long-term management of energy costs are vital considerations for today’s building designers. Sungate® 400 glass is one more tool Vitro Glass offers architects and building owners to reach their design objectives. It supports can provide LEED® credit opportunities according to the following criteria:
| LEED/Green Design Category || Feature || Benefit |
|Optimize Energy Performance ||SHGC designed for passive solar applications, U-value and Tvis performance||Enhance energy performance of building|
|Daylight & Views ||Exceptional visible light transmittance (VLT)||Connectivity to natural lighting and the outdoors|
|Innovation in Design ||Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM||Selection of environmentally focused products|
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.