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Maximizing Transparency & Privacy

While glass technology is constantly improving, striking the right balance between specifying for maximum visible light transmittance versus providing occupant privacy is still a challenge. For this reason, subtle reflective coatings can make a superior choice when the goal is to provide a more uniform exterior appearance, reduce interior glare and external views of building design detractions (desks, paperwork, furniture, etc.).

Learn how subtly reflective glass helped achieve these goals while enhancing the comfort of building occupants through lowering overall air conditioning and lighting costs.

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Successful Compliance through Thermal Energy Modeling

How does your building design influence energy consumption? How can your project better meet compliance standards for energy and carbon emission targets? To predict future building performance thermal modeling is often used to simulate energy breakdowns. These estimations are often critical in demonstrating to local authorities how proposed designs will meet their sustainability and low carbon agendas.

Learn how thermal modeling enabled the proper specification of building materials which resulted in one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the Southeast.

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Bullitt Center

LOCATION:

Seattle, Washington

OWNER:

Bullitt Foundation

ARCHITECT:

The Miller Hull
Partnership LLP

PRODUCTS:

Solarban® 60 Glass and
Starphire Ultra-Clear Glass

In Bullitt Center, regarded as one of the world's greenest commercial office buildings, Solarban 60 glass provides a balance of thermal, solar control and daylighting performance, while Starphire ultra-clear glass was used to create the building's signature design element an irresistible stairway created to entice occupants to climb steps instead of riding the elevators. Designed to demonstrate how buildings can function as completely integrated, self-sustaining, living organisms, the Bullitt Center is seeking to become the first office building to earn certification through the Living Building Challenge, the world's most difficult and advanced sustainability standard for buildings.

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

 

Details:

  • 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