Revolutionizing the Skyline: BancFirst Tower’s Spectacular Transformation
In the heart of Oklahoma City, the iconic BancFirst Tower has been a defining presence in the downtown skyline for over five decades. Standing tall at 500 feet with 36 floors, this architectural marvel embarked on a transformative journey in early 2020. Aiming for enhanced occupant comfort, superior energy efficiency, and remarkable transparency, the tower underwent significant upgrades to its windows, plaza, and landscaping areas.
Visionary Upgrade: Solarban® R67 Optiblue® Glass
The driving force behind this awe-inspiring transformation was the innovative choice of Solarban® R67 (formerly Solarban® 67) Optiblue® glass, meticulously selected by the esteemed Bockus-Payne-Associates Architects. Crafted with a proprietary double-silver magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coating developed by Vitro, Solarban® R67 glass stands as a testament to cutting-edge technology and architectural brilliance.
Exceptional Solar Control Performance
Solarban® R67 glass doesn’t just offer clarity; it delivers exceptional solar control performance, ensuring optimal levels of transparency while efficiently managing solar heat gain. This groundbreaking glass solution aligns seamlessly with the stringent energy and environmental performance standards mandated by contemporary building codes.
Optiblue® Glass: Elevating Aesthetics and Performance
In tandem with Solarban® R67 glass, Optiblue® glass was strategically chosen. This light-bodied, neutral color tint not only enhances the visual appeal but also optimizes the performance of Solarban® glass coatings. When combined in a standard one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), the result is remarkable: a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25 and a visible light transmittance (VLT) of 39%.
Eco-Friendly and Economical: Redefining Sustainability
The transition from monolithic glass to insulated double-pane glass with low-e coatings marks a significant stride towards sustainability. Not only does this upgrade facilitate breathtaking views and natural light, but it also ensures substantial energy reduction, translating into significant savings in operational costs for the future.
For architects, developers, and enthusiasts keen on embracing the future of architectural excellence, Solarban® R67 Optiblue® glass stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability. To explore this transformative glass solution and other pioneering products by Vitro Architectural Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
Source: Vitro Architectural Glass with additional information added by Apazone