Vitro Architectural Glass

Affordable Low‑E, Low‑Iron Glass

The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining the color fidelity of new Acuity® low‑iron glass with the performance you expect from the Solarban® family of glasses, you can design an ambitious façade—and actually realize it, on budget and on time. Acuity® glass is available with the full range of Solarban® solar control, low‑e coatings.

Less Green. For Less Green.

Vitro market research indicates the installed cost of a glass and metal curtainwall averages $90 per square foot nationally. Upgrading a standard low‑e coated clear insulating glass unit (IGU) to Solarban® Acuity® glass unit typically will increase the total installed curtainwall cost by only $1-2 per square foot.

Developed based on 30 years of Starphire® glass manufacturing know-how, using proprietary low‑iron materials and processes, Acuity® glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass. For the ultimate in transparent low‑iron glass, Starphire® glass is 87 percent less green and also can be coated with Solarban® low‑e coatings.

Acuity® low‑iron glass is specially engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® low‑e coatings and for all lites in an insulated unit or laminated configuration. Because Acuity® glass is designed for use in an IGU, it offers superior performance and optimal aesthetics for a wide range of façade projects. For configurations that require exposed edges, such as interior applications, Vitro recommends Starphire Ultra-Clear® low-iron glass for its signature azure blue edge and sparkling clarity.

All configurations include uncoated Acuity® glass as the interior lite. Available coatings include:


In addition to office buildings, institutions, hotels and schools, Solarban® Acuity® glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. Solarban® Acuity® glass is also ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.

Fabrication & Availability

Acuity® glass is available in 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm thicknesses. Solarban® Acuity® glass is stocked at all Vitro facilities for immediate shipment with the same lead time as all Solarban® glass products. All Solarban® solar control low‑e glasses are available through the Vitro Certified® Network.

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Aesthetics & Performance


  • Looks
  • Exceptionally clear; 60% less green than conventional clear glass
  • Reflectivity
  • Low

Performance Data Comparisons

Featured Configurations VLT SHGC
Solarban 60 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 60 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

73 0.41
Solarban 67 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® R67 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

56 0.30
Solarban® R77 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity™

Solarban® R77 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

49 0.25
Solarban 72 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 72 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

67 0.28
Solarban 90 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 90 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

53 0.23
Solarban R100 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® R100 (2) Acuity® + Acuity®

43 0.23

Colors are reproductions and are for descriptive purposes only.

Advanced Applications

VacuMax™ VIG Solarvolt™ BIPV Glass System Oversized Glass (130″ x 204″) & Titan (130″ x 240″)

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Inspiration & Evaluation

SAFE 04 600X313

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Solarban® 72 Acuity® Glass

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