Acuity® low-iron glass named a top 2019 product by BD+C
Acuity® low-iron glass by Vitro Architectural Glass was selected as an Editor’s Pick of Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine’s 101 Top Products of 2019.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2020 – Acuity® low-iron glass by Vitro Architectural Glass was selected as an Editor’s Pick of Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine’s 101 Top Products of 2019.
Acuity® glass, which is 60% less green than ordinary clear glass, is an affordable low-iron solution specifically engineered for vision glazings. To satisfy the current megatrend for more transparent facades, architects, designers and building owners want exceptionally clear, neutral glazings that can deliver crisper outdoor views—or render color from spandrel units with greater fidelity―than conventional clear glass can at a slight cost premium over clear glass, making it an affordable option for an entire building façade.
Acuity® glass can be specified with Solarban® 60, Solarban® 72, Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 and Solarban® 67 solar control low-emissivity coatings for vision glazings or to enhance the energy performance of commercial buildings. Solarban® Acuity® glasses are available in 6-, 8- and 10- millimeter thicknesses, and Acuity® is also available in 6-millimeter thickness for monolithic spandrel glass applications where true-color rendition is necessary.
When paired in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit with Solarban® glasses, Acuity® glass can achieve visible light transmittance (VLT) of up to 73 percent and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) ranging from 0.23 to 0.41.
To learn more about Acuity® glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call (855) VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
Acuity®, Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.