Vitro Architectural Glass

Find affordable clarity in the Solarban® Acuity low-e glass series.

The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining Vitro's new Acuity low-iron glass, which is 60 percent less green than ordinary clear glass, with any Solarban® low-e coating, can provide the truly clear look you want with the outstanding energy and code performance you need.

Less Green. For Less Green.

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

Meanwhile, Acuity glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass.

Scientific Measure of Glass Color

An Engineered System

Leveraging 30 years of Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass manufacturing experience, Acuity low-iron glass is specifically engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® coatings and for all lites in an insulating glass unit or laminated configuration. This combination provides excellent transparency and clarity at an affordable upcharge from coated clear glass.

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.

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The 4-page Solarban® Acuity glass brochure reviews potential applications as well as cost, design and fabrication considerations for Solarban® Acuity glass.


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Sample Offerings

Vitro offers two unique Solarban® Acuity glass sample kits, now available, to assist with product evaluation.


Clarity Comparison Kit - Acuity Side by Side

Clarity Comparison Kit

See how the clarity of Solarban® Acuity glass compares to Solarban® clear glass.

This kit contains one 4" x 6" sample of Acuity low-iron glass with a Solarban® solar control low-e coating of your choice*, as well as one 4" x 6" sample of conventional clear glass with the same coating.

*If Solarban® 70 clear glass is selected, it will appear alongside Solarban® 72 Acuity™ glass. Solarban® 72 glass consists of the Solarban® 70 solar control low-e coating on a low-iron glass substrate, such as Acuity™ glass.


Coating Evaluation Kit - Acuity Pizza Box

Coating Evaluation Kit

Evaluate up to four (4) Solarban® low-e coatings on Acuity low-iron glass.

This kit contains your choice of up to four (4) different 4" x 6" samples of Solarban® solar control low-e coatings on Acuity low-iron glass.


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Order Sample Kits

Please complete the form below to order your Solarban® Acuity glass sample kit(s). Selected kit(s) will ship when available.

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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.

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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.