PPG Architectural Glasses
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM
In 2008, PPG became the first and only glass manufacturer in the U.S. to have its entire collection of architectural glasses Cradle to Cradle Certified at the Silver level. Today, PPG offers 13 clear and tinted glass substrates and nearly 60 coated architectural glass products that meet this rigorous standard.
Developed by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) and administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard evaluates products and their manufacturers based on achievement in 5 categories:
- Material Health - Products are made with materials that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment
- Material Reutilization - Products are designed so all ingredients can be reused safely by nature or industry
- Renewable Energy and Carbon Management - Products are assembled and manufactured with renewable, non- polluting energy
- Water Stewardship - Products are made in ways that protect and enrich water supplies
- Social Fairness - Products are made in ways that advance social and environmental justice
PPG’s dedication to achieving Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM at the Silver level for its architectural glass products signifies our commitment to environmental stewardship, and to developing and enhancing products that promote sustainable building.
Click here to view the complete list of Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver architectural glass products available from PPG. You may also request a sample of any glass product by clicking here or by calling 1.888.774.4332 for more information.
Benefits of Cradle to Cradle Certification
As green building practices continue to mature and architects seek new ways to make buildings integral to healthy ecosystems, one way to achieve those objectives is through the use of products, such as PPG architectural glasses that are Cradle to Cradle Certified.
Products that are Cradle to Cradle Certified also can also help building projects earn up to two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points via the Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredient requirement.
To learn more about how PPG achieved Cradle to Cradle Certification, review our brochure.
PPG Glass, Environmentally Friendly and Energy Efficient
For decades, PPG has been committed to making products meet our customers' demanding performance requirements and help to sustain a healthy global environment. Since introducing the first spectrally selective glass in 1934, PPG has been a leading manufacturer of environmentally progressive architectural glass products that help boost a building’s energy efficiency and minimize its carbon footprint. In fact, PPG operates more oxy-fuel fired (energy-efficient) float lines than any other glass maker in North America.
Advanced architectural glasses, including Solarban® solar control, low-e glasses and spectrally selective tinted glasses, contribute to sustainable building by transmitting high levels of daylight and blocking solar heat to minimize reliance on major energy consumers such as artificial lighting and air-conditioning.
In a study using the country’s most sophisticated energy modeling software, Solarban solar control, low-e glasses were shown to reduce initial HVAC equipment costs and annual energy costs in a prototypical eight-story, window-walled office building by up to 13 percent when specified instead of less sophisticated glazing products, such as dual-pane tinted glass.
The same study showed that, depending on a building’s location, annual energy-related carbon emissions were reduced by up to 300 tons, enough to equal the yearly output of more than 50 passenger vehicles. Learn more about the benefits of using PPG low-e glass.
Cradle to Cradle Certified Architectural Glass Products
Solarban® solar control, low-e glasses
Solarban® z50 Glass
Solarban® 70XL Glass
Solarban® 72 Glass
Solarban® 67 Glass
Solarban® 60 Glass
Solarban® R100 Glass
Sungate® Passive Low-e Glasses
Sungate® 500 Glass
Ultra-Clear (low-iron) Glasses
Oceans of Color® spectrally selective tinted glasses
Azuria® Glass (formerly Azurlite®)
Atlantica®Glass (formerly Solargreen®)
Solexia® Glass (formerly Solex®)
Vistacool® subtly reflective, color-enriched glasses
Vistacool® Azuria® Glass
Vistacool® Solargray® Glass
Vistacool® Pacifica® Glass
Earth toned performance tinted glasses
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM is a certification mark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. For more information please read about our certification.