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Texas home featuring Solarban® 60 glass by Vitro Glass wins two design awards

LEED® Platinum Winnwood Residence cited by Texas Society of Architects, AIA

PITTSBURGH, December 14, 2017 — Solarban® 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is featured in Winnwood Residence, a LEED Platinum-certified, energy-positive private home in Dallas that received two prestigious architectural awards this year.

Designed by 5G Studio Collaborative, the 4,600-square-foot, single-story home received the 2017 Texas Society of Architects Annual Design Award, one of only 11 winners chosen from more than 310 submissions. The awards program recognizes outstanding architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in the state to promote public interest in design excellence, while focusing attention on the quality of the built environment.

Located in a dense residential neighborhood, yet leveraging its wooded surroundings, Winnwood Residence also won a 2017 Built Design Honor Award. Presented by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for innovation, thoughtfulness and unique response to context and community, the award is the AIA’s highest recognition for excellence in built projects by Dallas architects.

Advanced Solarban® 60 glass is part of an integrated energy and water management system that includes geothermal mechanical systems, a landscape irrigation design that uses 72 percent less water for irrigation than conventional designs of the same size, a rainwater cistern, passive solar orientation to limit direct solar gain, and a solar photovoltaic roof. Winnwood Residence is LEED Platinum-certified, which is the highest designation by the U.S. Green Building Council, and a Net Positive Energy home, which means the residence produces more energy than it consumes.

With center-of-glass visible light transmittance (VLT) of 70 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.39 when used with clear glass in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 60 glass is one of the industry’s highest-performing solar control, low-e glasses. Due to its transparency and clarity, Solarban® 60 was specified as part of the building envelope design, which incorporates façade orientation, glazing placement, exterior shading and tree locations to minimize direct solar heat gain and maximize daylighting and views.

To learn more about Solarban® 60 and other Vitro Architectural Glass products, visit or call (877) VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

Solarban®, Starphire Ultra-Clear® and Sungate® 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

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