Education and Resources


Vitro Glass Sample Kits

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has two new glass sample kits featuring ten samples each of transparent and tinted low-E glass. The samples can now be ordered through its online literature and fulfillment center. The transparent low-E glass kit contains insulating glass units (IGUs) with Solarban 60, Solarban 70XL, Solarban 67, Solarban R100 and Solarban 90 coatings on clear, Acuity low-iron and Starphire Ultra-Clear glass substrates. The tinted low-E kit holds IGUs with multiple Vitro Glass performance tinted-substrates finished with various Solarban solar control low-E coatings. They include Atlantica, Azuria, Optiblue, Optigray, Pacifica, Solarblue, Solarbronze and Solargray glasses. Each glass sample is labeled with comprehensive performance data, including visible light transmittance, solar heat gain coefficient, U-value, interior and exterior reflectance and more.

Continuing Education

Course: Daylighting Design and Large Opening Glass Walls

Provider: NanaWall Systems

Learning Units: 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

This course discusses large opening glass wall systems, daylighting design and the advantages of allowing for these systems in projects. The environmental attributes, such as energy efficiency and ventilation, will be introduced along with several application examples and case studies.

The course will cover the importance of daylighting in design and list several daylighting design strategies. It also describes large opening glass walls and the design options to consider when including these in designs. It will also list the environmental benefits of large opening glass walls and explain the improved indoor occupant health benefits as well as describe several case studies and explain how these projects benefited from large opening glass walls including energy efficiency, connection to the outdoor environment and open day-lit spaces.

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