Tag: Vitro Architectural Glass

  • Four of 10 AIA Top Green Building Projects in 2022 Glazed with Vitro Low-E Glass

    Vitro Architectural Glass announced that four of the 10 buildings selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) as the top green building projects of 2022 were glazed with Solarban solar control, low-E glasses. The four winning projects include three renovated buildings with additions and one new build. The winning…

  • Vitro Updates Glass Education Website with New Sustainability Content

    Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online glass education website with three new articles that address topics related to sustainability, a discussion of biophilia and a review of green building codes. The company announced that the updates provide further educational resources to go along with an array of videos, infographics, slide shows and narrative articles…

  • Maximized Daylighting

    Maximized Daylighting

    Architectural firm Mithun designed the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion, part of the University of California, Irvine’s living-learning community. The new mixed-use facility spans six stories and 215,000 square feet, and features Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Thirty percent of the project’s façade is clad with glass. In addition, operable windows deliver natural ventilation to…

  • The SoCal Life

    “There’s no way this flight will take off on time.” That’s what I was thinking a week ago Sunday while driving to the airport in (what someone raised in North Carolina might call) blizzard-like conditions. It was so bad at one point I thought about turning around and heading home. But I figured best to…

  • Silver Linings

    Halfway through 2020 … what a year so far. I know I’m not the first to say that; I’m sure you’ve heard that, or some version of it, from plenty of others. I think we can all agree, it’s been a tough six months on all sorts of levels. But I’m not here to be…

  • That’s Using Your Metal

    After nearly two decades of writing about and reporting on the architectural glass and metal industry, I’ve been to many, many trade shows and conferences. These are a great way to keep up with and learn about new products, companies, trends and more. While much of what we cover is about glass, metal is also…

  • Vitro to Sponsor Rainforest Habitat Restoration at National Aviary

    Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it is a contributing sponsor to restoration of the historic Tropical Rainforest exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, and that it will supply 19,600 square-feet of Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, featuring AviProTek bird-friendly Velour acid-etched finish by Walker Glass, to the $1.2 million project. “Vitro Glass is…

  • PROJECT: New College House

    PROJECT: New College House

    New College House on the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) campus in Philadelphia is the first new student residence constructed at Penn since 1972. The seven-story building features 43,000 square feet of Vitro Architectural Glass fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz (JEB). 

  • PROJECT: The Baker Center in Minneapolis

    PROJECT: The Baker Center in Minneapolis

    Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the renovated 90-year-old Baker Center showcases a prominent new building entry featuring Tubelite curtainwall and storefront systems. At the corner of Marquette Avenue and Eighth Street, the main entry provides a unified façade for the four buildings that comprise the complex.

  • Vitro Texas Plant to Expand; Jumbo Coater Being Added

    Vitro Architectural Glass is preparing for big changes at its plant Wichita Falls, Texas. A $55 million expansion is underway to make room for a jumbo coater at the facility. “Architects and our customers are demanding oversized glass. We can create jumbo glass now but we can’t yet coat it. There are things you can…