50-yr Evolution of SOLARBAN Glass by PPG
With its gothic spires and subtly reflective glass facade, PPG Place has been a signature monument on the Pittsburgh skyline since it was erected in 1984. It was also the first of several landmark structures in the city to feature SOLARBAN® glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), a trailblazing line of energy-efficient architectural glass products that is being commemorated with a year-long 50th anniversary celebration in 2014.
Today, Solarban solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses are featured on several Pittsburgh buildings that have earned global recognition for their energy efficiency, including Three PNC Plaza, the first skyscraper to incorporate PPG’s revolutionary triple-silver Solarban 70XL glass, and CONSOL Energy Center, the first National Hockey League arena to earn LEED® certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Formulated with proprietary double- and triple-silver-coating technologies developed by PPG, Solarban glasses are featured on many of the country’s signature buildings and skylines, and in residential windows in countless homes throughout North America. They are popular with world-famous architects and homeowners alike for their ability to block solar heat while transmitting high levels of natural light, which helps reduce the energy costs associated with heating, cooling and lighting buildings and homes.