• Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

    Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

    Architects and designers are increasingly urged to consider the energy footprint a building leaves behind for both environmental and financial reasons.

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  • Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

    Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

    When specifying glass to achieve a desired aesthetic, design professionals know that clear glass isn’t completely clear—it has a distinct green hue when under light.

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  • What Contractors Want

    What Contractors Want

    What do general contractors want most from their glazing contractors? How do they view the importance of glass manufacturer certification programs?

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Three Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

 

The Ever-Shifting Code

Despite being immovable, buildings must be incredibly versatile because the standards that influence their design are ever-changing. Continually, architects and designers are urged to consider the energy footprint a building leaves behind for both environmental and financial reasons.

Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

 

The Common Uses of Clear Glass

Clear glass is extremely common, and is popular in a variety of architectural design applications. From applications ranging from vision glass to spandrel glass, clear glass is often specified due to its versatility and ability to serve as a substrate for low-emissivity (low-E) coatings. In addition to its compatibility with solar control or passive low-E coatings, clear glass is also relatively inexpensive, and is frequently selected for its neutral color.

What Contractors Want

 

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Did you ever wonder what general contractors want most from their glazing contractors, or want to know about their positive and negative experiences with fabricated glass suppliers, or how they view the importance of glass manufacturer certification programs?

Together, We See Further

 

The Same Reputation. A New Identity.

Two years ago, Vitro acquired PPG Flat Glass. Today, as one of the world’s largest global glass producers, the key to our success lies in the strength of our partnerships.

Our Carlisle Plant: More Powerful Than Ever

 

It’s said that strength comes from adversity. If that’s the case, then Vitro’s float glass plant in Carlisle may be more powerful than ever.

Jumbo Glass: Bigger is Just the Beginning

 

Building design is constantly changing. Today, strict energy codes and ambitious designs are urging architects to evolve their designs, and manufacturers must provide solutions for these emerging challenges. 

Why We're Giving a Pittsburgh Treasure New Wings

 

Great design is frequently inspired by nature, which is why Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is dedicated to its preservation.

What’s in Your Spec? A Checklist for Glazing Contractors

 

Awareness, Diligence Key to Spotting Errors and Deviations in Glass Specifications

by Steve Marino

The FYI on EPDs: Why Environmental Product Declarations Matter

 

Within the past decade, green building certification programs and sustainable design practices have become decidedly mainstream. Today’s architects and their clients demand not only greater transparency but also easily accessible resources to help them design more sustainable buildings and meet sustainable design benchmarks such as those outlined by the LEED® v4 rating system.