PPG Glass used in Four of AIA's Top Ten Green
July 14, 2009
The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Committee on the Environment
(COTE) has named its top ten green building projects for 2009 and
four of them feature architectural glass made by PPG Industries.
- The Chartwell School in Seaside, Calif., features Solarban
60 solar control, low-E glass. North-facing windows and clerestories,
along with skylights, help maximize daylighting, diminishing the
need for lighting.
- The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, Ill.,
has a curtainwall fabricated with Solarban 60 Solargray
glass and punched windows with Solarban 60 glass.
The synagogue, which earned LEED platinum certification, is designed
to place 95 percent of its occupied space on the building's perimeter
to maximize daylighting, views and natural ventiliation.
- The Terry Thomas, an office building in Seattle, has four glass
facades fabricated with Solarban 70XL glass. The six-story
building, which houses the architectural firm that designed it,
incorporates shallow floor plates and an abundance of windows
and low office partitions to foster the penetration of natural
- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Tex.,
uses double-insulating Sungate 500 low-E glass to flood
more than 75 percent of its interior space with natural light.
The facility serves as an interpretive center for the site's native
eco-systems and as a hub for research and study.
|The Chartwell School
|| The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
||The Terry Thomas
|| Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature
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