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Guardian Will Showcase Glass Innovation for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design at Greenbuild

Guardian ClimaGuard featured in “GreenZone” area

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Nov. 5, 2012) – Guardian Industries will present its comprehensive commercial, residential and interior glass product portfolios at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 14-16. Visitors to the Guardian display (Booth No. 1301S) will experience Guardian’s commitment to sustainable design, energy efficient products and net zero buildings through the latest innovations in glass products and solutions.

“By applying technology to sustainability challenges, we can effectively work together to create net zero buildings,” said Mark LaCasse, Guardian Vice President, North American Flat Glass. “Guardian’s Science & Technology Center and our international team of scientists ensure our customers have access to products at the forefront of glass innovation, and ahead of the curve of evolving energy standards.”

An important component of Guardian’s Greenbuild presence will be GreenZone, a state-of-the-art, green certified classroom structure presented by Building Design + Construction. The first modular classroom, or "Smart, Academic, Green Environment," will be on display between the North and South Halls of the Moscone Center. As the window glass sponsor, Guardian will feature its ClimaGuard low-E (emissivity) glass in a real-world application. Low-E glass has microscopically thin metallic coatings that work to reduce energy costs by helping to control the climate. Guardian ClimaGuard glass products help save energy while providing enhanced learning and living experiences through daylighting.

More commonly found in residential applications, Guardian ClimaGuard glass provides window makers with a competitive advantage, and helps builders stay ahead of evolving performance criteria and building codes.

Inside Greenbuild at Guardian booth 1301S, ClimaGuard HiLightR 802 will demonstrate Guardian’s latest advances in glass technology: The residential product combines Guardian ClimaGuard 80/70 low-E glass with the insulating power of ClimaGuard IS-20, boosting thermal performance without sacrificing natural light. Turning the sun’s natural warmth into a source of heat is an attractive benefit particularly in northern climates.

Joining ClimaGuard will be the anchor of booth 1301S, Guardian SunGuard, with its two newest advanced technology glazings that help achieve net zero buildings – SunGuard PVGU and SunGuard EC.

SunGuard PVGU combines Pythagoras Solar photovoltaic glass units (PVGU) technology with SunGuard advanced architectural glass to create the world’s first energy-generating window simultaneously offering energy efficiency, power generation and high transparency. This advanced building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solution replaces standard vision glass or skylights, with a transmissive glass product that converts direct sunlight into energy, helping architects and building owners looking for solutions to achieve net zero buildings.

Guardian SunGuard EC utilizes Soladigm electrochromic (EC) technology to transition from clear to tinted on demand, and enables control of heat and glare in buildings, while providing greater comfort, and natural daylight. SunGuard EC can change visible light transmittance and the solar heat gain coefficient to significantly reduce heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy usage in commercial buildings, in particular during times of peak load. Both products enable designers to use more glass while still meeting or exceeding building energy codes and standards, improving occupant comfort and qualifying for LEED credits.

Guardian continually invests in the development of energy-performance glass, and as a result, offers an unmatched choice of glass solutions for commercial facades, interiors and residential window industry segments. 

Completing the comprehensive portfolio of Guardian products on display at Greenbuild is Guardian InGlass advanced interior glass, products manufactured within the context of the company’s sustainability commitment. A great example is Guardian DiamondGuard. Its scratch-resistant, highly transparent quality combined with its lasting durability make it perfect for interior design applications including tabletops, furniture, wall panel, partitions and mirrors. Guardian DiamondGuard demonstrates sustainability in the built environment because its longer lifecycle minimizes the need for costly replacements. In addition, Guardian InGlass products help projects earn LEED Indoor Environmental Quality Credits by allowing daylighting to penetrate into an interior space.

This virtual tour of Guardian Industries at Greenbuild will provide a preview of the contents of booth 1301S. Watch here for industry comment on building energy efficiency via glass, and a more in-depth look at the products Guardian will present at Greenbuild. For more information on Guardian ClimaGuard, InGlass and SunGuard, in addition to all the valuable resources and tools Guardian provides, please visit Guardian Industries Greenbuild Booth 1301S or www.guardian.com.

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.

SunGuard, ClimaGuard and DiamondGuard are registered trademarks of Guardian Industries Corp.

  

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