PPG Industries Inc.
) Solarban 60 solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass and
Starphire ultra-clear glass have been used in the construction of
world's 'greenest' office building, the Bullitt Center, in
Seattle. The company's stock is up around 3% since the release of
this news (based on last Friday's close).
The Miller Hull Partnership designed the six-storied Bullitt
Center. This center is self-sustaining and has the integrated
building management systems that enable 100% of its energy and
water harvesting, water treatment and waste processing to be
The Miller Hull Partnership specializes in designing public and
private buildings with simple, innovative and authentic designs.
They also master in architecture, master planning, interior
design and space planning.
The building's design architect along with glazing contractor
stressed on using Solarban 60 glass in the building due to its
unique features that include best balance of thermal, solar
control and daylighting performance to meet the needs of the
Solarban 60 glass with argon fill in the insulating glass units
(IGUs) is part of a high-performance curtain wall system designed
by Schuco USA, Newington, CT, and fabricated by Northwestern
Industries, Seattle. The glass blends triple-glazed IGUs with a
maximum fenestration U-value of 0.25, along with manual and
motor-controlled openings that facilitate passive cooling and
Solarban 60 glass is also designed with retractable external
blinds to help block solar heat. The Bullitt Center, which has
large windows and high ceilings, draws 82% of its lighting needs
from the sun. At the building, the entrance and terrace doors,
operable windows and skylights are fabricated with the Solarban
The Bullitt Center's 'irresistible stairwell,' which represents
the building's signature design element, is build with PPG's
Starphire glass. The stair case fabricated with the transparent
architectural glass Starphire persuades the occupants to climb
the steps instead of riding the elevator as it provides panoramic
The Bullitt Center is set to become the first office building
that is Living Building Challenge certified. The Living Building
Challenge happens to be the most difficult and advanced
sustainability standard for buildings.
PPG Industries currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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