SOLARBAN R100 glass delivers energy efficiency, serene reflectivity to Waterford at Blue Lagoon
Vitro glass maximizes daylighting, views, solar control for LEED-certified office building.
Glazed with more than 100,000 square-feet of Solarban® R100 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass, the Waterford at Blue Lagoon is designed to balance the need for cooling efficiency in sun-drenched Miami while providing a crisp, clear neutral-reflective that complements its waterside setting.
Designed by TVsdesign in Atlanta, the 10-story office building earned LEED™ certification at the Gold level due in part to the use of Solarban® R100 glass, which delivers visible light transmittance (VLT) of 43% and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU).
Carlos Amin, vice president of sales for Tecnoglass, which fabricated the IGUs, said that in addition to its exceptional solar control, the architect chose Solarban® R100 glass for its ability to harmonize with the rest of the building façade as well as the surrounding landscape. “The final decision came down to Solarban® 90 and Solarban® R100 glasses. Both have excellent environmental performance, but he preferred the neutral appearance of Solarban® R100 glass for this setting.”
Solarban® R100 glass has an exterior reflectance of just 32% and an interior reflectance of 14% that transmits a pleasant cool blue-gray appearance to building tenants.
To learn more about Solarban® R100 glass and the full range of aesthetic and performance options available from Vitro Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS.