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As the world's built environment continues to evolve, fostering relationships with peers and networking with industry professionals becomes increasingly important. InspireScapes offers a collaborative space to read about, listen to and engage with content on topics pertaining to the quest of achieving timeless architectural designs using sustainable, high performing and aesthetically pleasing building materials.

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PPG Glass Education Center--Resources, Information and Support
Prevent a Thermal Break So You Don't Break the Bank

In architecture, working with large glass panels is common. That's why it's important to protect the integrity of your design and investment by learning how to prevent thermal stress. Thermal stress occurs when the center of the glass unit becomes hotter than the edges, which eventually causes the glass to break. Visit the PPG Education Center to see what aspects contribute to this pesky and potentially pricey problem so you can design and specify with confidence.


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Innovating Architectural Expression for 50 Years

When it was introduced 50 years ago, Solarban® glass presaged the contemporary sustainable building movement by being one of the first coated glasses to reflect heat away from buildings, improving occupant comfort and reducing utility expenses related to HVAC systems. Since that time, the Solarban family of products has been continually expanded and refined to meet the aesthetic and energy-efficiency demands of architects and building owners.

Half a century after its creation, Solarban glass continues to inspire architects and remains the leading brand of low-emissivity (low-e) solar control glasses.


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SEE AND BE SEEN. Why tell you about PPG's global footprint and product capabilities when we can show you? We're collecting images of projects around the world that feature PPG IdeaScapes products and we need your help!


Omni Nashville Hotel


Nashville, Tennessee


Omni Hotels
(TRT Holdings)


HKS (Hill Glazer Studio), Dallas



The new Omni Nashville Hotel, a 21-story, 825,000-square-foot tower, was constructed with Solarban R100 glass. The neutral-reflective, solar-control, low-emissivity glass is part of a comprehensive energy management system that is expected to help the building use 20 percent less energy than a standard hotel of comparable size. Solarban R100 glass offers visible light transmittance (VLT) of 42 percent and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23.

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Formawall® Dimension Series® 2" (51 mm) Horizontal Flat



  • Substrate & Core:
    • Standard – 22/26 gage G-90 galvanized steel face and liner with HCFC-free polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam-insulated core. Optional gages available.
  • Panel Width: 10" to 40" [254mm to 1016mm]
  • Panel Length
    • Smooth – 1’ [305mm] min. to 16’ [4.88m] max.
    • Embossed striated – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Embossed – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Duracast – 1’ [305mm] min. to 28’ [8.53m] max.
  • Panel Thickness/Depth of Reveal
    • 2" [51mm] with 1-3/16” [30mm] deep reveal – standard
  • "R" Value
    • 2" [51mm] panel with 1/2” [13mm] reveal – R14