Vitro Architectural Glass debuts online guide to LEED® certification
Portal helps architects find LEED credits opportunities using Vitro Glass products
PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2017 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched an online guide to help architects understand how their projects can earn LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits when they use products by Vitro Glass.
Located at vitroglazings.com, the guide presents an overview of the LEED rating system and features a series of navigational icons, each corresponding to a different LEED category with detailed information about how to pursue individual LEED credits using Vitro Glass. In the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category, for instance, the guide explains how Vitro Glass products such as Solarban® and Sungate® low-emissivity (low-e) glasses may be used to apply for LEED credit for performance criteria such as thermal comfort, daylight, quality views and acoustical performance.
There also are recommendations for achieving LEED credit in five additional categories, including Integrative Process (IP), Sustainable Sites (SS), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR) and Innovation (IA).
Glenn T. Miner, director of construction, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the guide is clear and concise. “Navigational icons, short blocks of text and links to descriptions and data sheets for recommended products enable architects and specifiers to research the data they need quickly,” he explained. “There also is valuable information about our Cradle to Cradle Certified™ glass products, a Material Ingredients List, a Recycled Content Letter and other documentation that verifies the sustainability of our products.”
Visitors to vitroglazings.com also can access the Vitro Glass CONSTRUCT tool, which enables users to construct configurations for up to nine different multi-pane insulating glass units (IGUs) to compare visible light transmittance (VLT), solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio and other sustainability-related measures of glass performance.
To access the Vitro Glass guide to the LEED rating system, visit www.vitroglazings.com, or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457) to speak with a Vitro Glass sustainability consultant.
Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
LEED®—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a trademark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
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.
Robert J. Struble
Vitro Architectural Glass