Elevating Excellence: Parkland Moody Outpatient Center Adorns Itself with Solarban® 90 Acuity™ Glass
In the heart of Dallas, Texas, the impressive 484,000-square-foot Parkland Moody Outpatient Center, completed in 2021, has emerged as a beacon of sustainable architecture. This LEED® Gold-certified facility plays a pivotal role in providing both inpatient and outpatient services to over 800 patients daily across its numerous specialty clinics.
A Vision of Efficiency and Natural Light
To achieve optimal energy efficiency and infuse the interiors with abundant natural light, HKS Architects left no stone unturned. Their choice was clear – Solarban® 90 Acuity™ glass from Vitro Architectural Glass. Renowned for its unmatched transparency, color neutrality, solar control, and visible light transmittance (VLT), Solarban® 90 Acuity™ glass became the cornerstone of this architectural masterpiece. Collaborating on this visionary project were fabricator NWI (now Hartung Glass) and glazier IWR North America.
Energy Efficiency Redefined
In the scorching Texas climate, where cooling dominates the conversation, Solarban® 90 glass emerges as a frontrunner in the race for the ideal glazing solution. Engineered with innovation and effectiveness in mind, Solarban® 90 glass boasts four layers of silver low emissivity (low-e) coating, delivering unparalleled benefits. It’s the smart choice for meeting stringent energy code requirements while ensuring occupants’ comfort.
Aesthetic Brilliance and Performance
Solarban® 90 glass seamlessly blends exceptional solar control performance with neutral aesthetics, offering an appearance akin to clear glass in both color and reflectance. Whether viewed from inside or outside, it maintains its elegant clarity. When paired with Acuity™ low-iron glass in a one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 90 glass achieves a VLT of 53% and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23.
Versatile Acuity™ Glass
Engineered for vision glazings, Acuity™ glass can serve as a substrate for Solarban® low-e coatings or as a remarkably clear glass lite in insulating or laminated glass units. Its applications span across various sectors, from healthcare facilities, office buildings, and educational institutions to hotels, schools, luxury condominiums, and mixed-use buildings. Acuity™ glass also finds its place in distinctive exterior projects like atriums, skylights, and spandrel glass installations.
Awards and Accolades
In July 2023, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center with a prestigious 2023 Healthcare Design Award. These awards celebrate excellence in healthcare building design, planning, and research, solidifying the Parkland Moody Outpatient Center’s status as a testament to visionary architecture.
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Source: Vitro Architectural Glass with additional information added by Apazone