PPG IdeaScapes
PPG IdeaScapes
The House by Stark and yoo
Dallas, Texas
The House, a condominium tower with interiors designed by the renowned Philippe Starck, capitalizes on the stylish blue-gray tint of Solarban z50 glass to provide clear views of the shimmering Dallas skyline. With visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.31, Solarban z50 glass generates a 1.64 light to solar gain (LSG) ratio that is up to 30 percent better than similarly tinted architectural glasses. Energy modeling studies show that when Solarban z50 glass is specified instead of tinted dual-pane glass in a window-walled, eight-story building, it cuts annual heating and cooling-related energy costs by 10 percent and saves more than $300,000 in initial HVAC equipment costs.

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