Vitro Architectural Glass

2929 Weslayan, luxury high-rise in Houston glazed with Solarban® R67 glass

Advanced solar control glass accentuates views, resident comfort

PITTSBURGH, December 7, 2016 — PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2016 – Located near Houston’s River Oak neighborhood and designed by RTKL Associates, Dallas, 2929 Weslayan is one of the first major buildings glazed with Solarban® R67 (Formerly Solarban® 67) solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

Engineered with a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating, Solarban® R67 glass reflects the true timbre and brightness of ambient light and color more accurately and authentically than any architectural glass of its kind.

In addition to endowing commercial buildings with crisp, clean and brilliantly clear exteriors, Solarban® R67 glass features a proprietary low-e coating that enables it to provide high levels of solar control performance not typically associated with transparent glass.

United with vibrant Optiblue® glass on the new 40-story luxury apartment tower, Solarban® R67 glass blocks nearly 70 percent of the sun’s heat energy in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) while transmitting almost 40 percent of the available sunlight.

As a result, Solarban® R67 glass helps increase the comfort of building residents while lowering air-conditioning demand and providing clear, unobstructed city views.

For more information about Solarban® R67 glass, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

Optiblue® and Solarban® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.

About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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