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Solarban® 90 Acuity® Glass Gleams at Parkland Moody Outpatient Center

PITTSBURGH, August 22, 2023 – Large expanses of Solarban® 90 Acuity® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass don the 484,000-square-foot Parkland Moody Outpatient Center in Dallas, Texas.

The Parkland Moody Outpatient Center achieves peak energy performance and daylighting thanks to Solarban® 90 Acuity® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. (Photography: Tom Harris)

Completed in 2021, the LEED® Gold-certified structure houses numerous specialty clinics providing inpatient and outpatient services for more than 800 patients daily.

For optimal energy efficiency and natural lighting for the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center, HKS Architects specified Solarban® 90 Acuity® glass, which provides exceptional transparency, color neutrality, solar control, and visible light transmittance (VLT). Partners of this project included fabricator, NWI (now Hartung Glass), and glazier, IWR North America.

When it comes to selecting the ideal glazing solution for energy efficiency in cooling dominated regions like Texas, Solarban® 90 glass stands out as a top contender. Designed with innovation and effectiveness in mind, Solarban® 90 glass’ four layers of silver low emissivity (low-e) coating offer unparalleled benefits that make it a wise choice for meeting energy code requirements and ensuring comfort within buildings.

Photography: Tom Harris

Solarban® 90 glass combines exceptional solar control performance with neutral aesthetics and conveys an appearance like clear glass in color and reflectance, whether viewed from the interior or exterior of a building. When coupled with Acuity® low-iron glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 90 glass offers a VLT of 53% and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23.

Specially engineered for vision glazings, Acuity® glass can function as a substrate for Solarban® low-e coatings or as a highly clear glass lite in insulating or laminated glass units. In addition to hospitals, medical centers, office buildings, higher education institutions, hotels and schools, Acuity® glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. It also is ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.

In July 2023, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center a 2023 Healthcare Design Award winner. The Healthcare Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research.

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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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