Solarban® 70XL Solar Control Low-E Glass
Solarban ® 70XL glass is a solar control, low-e glass that brilliantly combines the clear appearance of transparent, color-neutral glass with an unprecedented combination of solar control and visible light transmittance.
With the introduction of Solarban 70XL Magnetic Sputter Vacuum Deposition (MSVD) coated glass, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has expanded the universe of design possibilities in two important ways. First, the product allows architects to incorporate vast areas of vision glass into a buildings design without a requisite expansion of its cooling capabilities. Second, architects can now specify a clear aesthetic while achieving solar control performance that was previously attainable only through the use of tinted glass and a solar control, low-e coating in an insulating glass unit.
When coupled with conventional clear glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit, Solarban 70XL glass surpasses the performance of any other solar control low-e glass on the market today:
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): 0.27
- Visible Light Transmittance (VLT): 64%
- Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ratio: 2.37
For architects who desire a tinted glass aesthetic and enhanced solar control, Solarban 70XL glass can be combined in an insulating glass unit with any tinted glass from Vitro, including the five tints from the Oceans of Color ® collection of nautically inspired tinted glasses or any nature-inspired Earth & Sky performance tint.
Lower Upfront Equipment Costs.
Long-Term Energy Savings.
While architects will appreciate Solarban 70XL sputtercoated glass for its aesthetics, their clients and building owners will value the energy-related cost savings. According to a study by an independent energy and environmental research firm, Solarban 70XL glass has the potential to reduce annual energy costs by 5 percent or more in comparison with leading solar control, low-e coated glasses.
The greatest benefit of specifying this glass may be realized before the building is occupied. Thanks to the unequalled solar control characteristics of Solarban 70XL glass, architects can specify smaller HVAC systems, potentially reducing associated upfront capital investment by as much as $124,000, according to the study.
As a result, architects and building owners who specify Solarban 70XL glass instead of other solar control, low-e coated glass products may have their investment repaid in a matter of months.
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