Education and Resources Spring 2021

Vitro Updates Glass Design Handbook, Releases New Sample Kit

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has updated its Glass Design Handbook, a pocket-sized resource for architects to use when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects. The company also has introduced a new sample kit.

Glass Design Handbook

Updates to the architectural resource include recommendations on evaluating color in glass samples and mock-ups, as well as opportunities to earn LEED credit.

The eight-page booklet, which debuted in 2017 as the Vitro Glass Design Guidelines, highlights the eight factors specifiers and design professionals must consider during the glass design and specification processes, including safety; windloads; snowloads; surface orientation; color shift; thermal stress; energy and sustainable design; inclusion of materials in insulting glass unit airspaces; aesthetics and mock-ups.

The recent updates are based on Vitro Glass’ experience working with architects on glass projects and specifications.

Sample Kit

The Solarban solar control, low-E glass kit features a more compact and environmentally friendly design. Its streamlined, foam-free package contains 4- by 6-inch samples of Solarban 60, Solarban 70, Solarban 90, Solarban 67 and Solarban R100 glasses on clear and Acuity low-iron glass substrates. Solarban 60 glass also is shown on tinted Optiblue and Optigray substrates and Solarban 72 glass is coated on Starphire Ultra-Clear and Acuity low-iron glasses.

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