Elevating Elegance: Solarban® and Optiblue® Glasses Illuminate The Quincy in Austin, Texas

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Enhancing Energy Efficiency at The Quincy: Solarban® 70 on Optiblue® Glass

In the heart of the Rainey Street Historic District in Austin, Texas, stands The Quincy—a resplendent 30-story high-rise, a testament to modern luxury and design. Completed in 2021, this 700,000-square-foot marvel seamlessly integrates offices, retail spaces, and residences, embodying the pinnacle of contemporary architecture.

Solar Excellence by Design

To address the challenges of warmer climate zones with soaring cooling costs, Ziegler Cooper Architects turned to Solarban® 70 on Optiblue® glass. This innovative solution, formerly known as Solarban® z75 glass, by Vitro Architectural Glass, not only elevates the structure’s aesthetic appeal but also ensures optimal solar control. The steel blue-gray hue of Solarban® 70 Optiblue® glass effectively manages glare while delivering superior solar control properties—a boon for sustainable design enthusiasts. Achieving a Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of 46% and a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23, this glass outshines its competitors with a similar aesthetic, making it the ideal choice for architectural brilliance.

Comprehensive Comfort: Solarban® 60 Glass

In the pursuit of year-round comfort and enhanced energy efficiency, Ziegler Cooper Architects opted for Solarban® 60 glass. With a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.39 and a Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of 70% in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban® 60 glass strikes a perfect balance between aesthetics and energy performance. This choice not only ensures clear visual aesthetics but also contributes to substantial cost savings in heating and cooling.

Collaborative Success

The successful realization of The Quincy project was made possible through the collaboration of industry leaders. Vitro Certified® Fabricator, Tristar Glass, and glazier, Ranger Specialized Glass Inc., played pivotal roles in bringing this architectural masterpiece to life.

Explore the world of innovative architectural glass solutions by Vitro Architectural Glass at www.vitroglazings.com. Discover how our products redefine excellence and contribute to sustainable, energy-efficient designs.

Source: Vitro Architectural Glass with additional information added by Apazone

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