SOLARBAN 60 glass helps former Nabisco bakery earn LEED Platinum rating

Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square houses local Google offices

Photo by Jim Schafer

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 – Historic Bakery Square, formerly home to a Nabisco bakery in Pittsburgh, earned Platinum certification under the LEED® for Core and Shell Rating System, due in part to extensive use of SOLARBAN® 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

Large windows fabricated with Solarban 60 glass enable daylight to flood 84 percent of the building’s occupied space. Originally built in 1918, Bakery Square is at the center of an extensive urban revitalization program in Pittsburgh’s East End. The structure’s largest tenant, Google, recently announced plans to occupy approximately 165,000 square feet of office space, expanding its presence by 50,000 square feet.

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Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Solarban is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Robert J. Struble
PPG Flat Glass