SOLARBRONZE® Tinted Glass
A staple in PPGs architectural glass offering since the 1960s, Performance Tinted Solargray® and Solarbronze® glasses allow architects to make a bold visual statement while maintaining energy efficiency and occupant comfort. These heat-absorbing, glare-reducing tinted glasses are engineered to showcase their individual color and performance characteristics. Architects also can apply one of PPGs reflective or low-emissivity coatings for additional aesthetic and performance solutions.
A cool light-gray color that enhances almost any building facade and the ability to control solar heat gain and glare have made Solargray glass a top choice for commercial structures. With a visible light transmittance of 40% for a 1" insulating glass unit with clear interior light, Solargray manages energy use with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.45.
Solargray glass also reduces ultraviolet energy transmittance, allowing only 20% of the UV energy to pass through the glass. Ultraviolet energy has long been associated with the accelerated fading of fabrics and other interior materials.
A popular choice for both commercial buildings and homes, Solarbronze glass has a warm bronze tint that adds a subtle richness to the exterior and a warm glow to interior décor. The bronze color especially complements brick and stone facades.
Like its counterpart, Solarbronze also reduces solar heat gain and glare, transmitting only 47% of visible light and just 21% of ultraviolet light with a SHGC of 0.51 in the 1" insulating glass unit with clear interior light.
Superior Energy-Saving Performance
For even greater solar control, enhance Solarbronze and Solargray by combining it in a 1" insulating glass unit with Sungate 500 low-e glass. To achieve spectrally selective glass*, as recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, Solargray and Solarbronze can be teamed with Solarban 60 or Solarban 70XL solar control, low-e glass to earn LSG ratings of 1.25 or more*.
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)
PPG Glass Business and Discovery Center
400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Tel: (855) 887-6457
Fax: (412) 826-2299
Web site: http://www.vitroglazings.com