Solarban® 60 Solar Control Low-E Glass
Solarban® 60 solar control, low-e glass by PPG was engineered to control solar heat gain, which is essential to minimizing cooling costs.In a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban 60 glass offers an exterior appearance similar to clear, uncoated glass.
With a very good Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.38,Solarban 60 glass blocks 67 percent of the total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of the visible light to pass through.This combination produces an excellent Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ratio of 1.85, along with exceptional insulating performance, as evidenced by its 0.29 winter nighttime U-value.
Solarban 60 glass can be coated on Starphire® glass and paired with Starphire glass to produce an IGU with exceptional clarity and solar control characteristics. For even more color and performance options, it can be coated on the second (#2) surface of most Oceans of Color ® and Earth & Sky performance tints, or combined in an IGU with any PPG tinted glass, Solarcool® reflective glass or Vistacool subtly reflective, color-enhanced glass (see performance data on back page).
Solarban 60 Glass and Sustainable Design
An energy modeling study conducted by an independent energy design and consulting firm showed that architects and building owners can potentially save millions of dollars during a buildings lifetime by specifying Solarban 60 glass instead of less advanced architectural glazings.
For instance, the study showed that, by substituting Solarban 60 glass in place of dual-pane tinted glass, the owners of a typical glass-walled, eight-story office building in Boston could lower their initial HVAC equipment costs by nearly $350,000 while realizing annual energy savings of more than $80,000. Corresponding carbon emissions from the same building were also reduced by more than 300 tons per year, which eclipses the total carbon emissions generated by 31,000 gallons of gasoline.
In addition to making products that support sustainable design,PPG has pioneered innovative technologies that reduce energy consumption during the glass-making process. PPG promotes environmentally responsible manufacturing by recovering and reusing virtually all of its glass manufacturing byproducts and by shipping its materials on reusable steel racks. PPG also facilitates regional sourcing through its nationwide network of certified glass fabricators and laminators.
Solarban® 60 Coating on Starphire® Ultra-Clear Glass
Clearer than Clear
Used in a one-inch insulating glass unit with a Starphire glass inboard lite Solarban 60 Starphire glass is visibly clearer and has a higher light transmittance than a conventional clear/clear low-e coated insulating unit.Solarban 60 Starphire glass can also be used in laminated glass applications and is ideal for safety, security and noise-reducing glazings. The unique clarity of Solarban 60 Starphire glass, when laminated with multiple layers of Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, can dramatically reduce the greenish visual effect common with laminated clear glass.
Thanks to recent manufacturing advances, Solarban 60 Starphire is affordable, too. PPG manufacturing cost advances have moved Starphire out of its niche as a premium-priced specialty product and made it pricecompetitive with other frequently specified architectural glasses. With its energy-saving characteristics and competitive pricing, Solarban 60 Starphire glass hasbecome an affordable and practical choice for virtually any standard architectural glass application, from streetlevel storefronts to soaring office building facades.
Fabrication and Availability
Solarban 60 Starphire glass can be laminated,tempered or heat strengthened and is readily available as a standard product. Like other high-performance PPG architectural glasses, Solarban 60 Starphire is available through more than 60 locations of the PPG Certified Fabricator Network.PPG Certified Fabricators can meet tight construction deadlines and accelerate the delivery of replacement glass before, during and after construction.
True Color Clarity and Solar Control in One Brilliant,Affordable Package
What happens when you combine two of the most popular architectural glass products? The answer is Solarban 60 Starphire, a new standard product from PPG that offers the unequalled transparency of Starphire glass together with the proven solar control of the Solarban 60 solar control low-e coating in one competitively priced package.
Superior Energy Performance
Solarban 60 Starphire glass allows ultra-clear glass to be used for vision glass, skylights, atriums, storefronts and entryways without sacrificing energy performance. This new product, used in an insulating glass unit, provides high visible light transmittance (74%) while offering superior solar control (0.40 SHGC).
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)
Vitro Glass Technology Center
400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Tel: (855) 887-6457
Fax: (412) 826-2299
Web site: http://www.vitroglazings.com