Guardian Glass North America
Guardian Sustainability Calculator Wins Multiple Awards
Digital Tool Evaluates Guardian Glazing Product Performance in Green Rating Systems
Auburn Hills, Mich. – December 12, 2017 – The Guardian Sustainability Calculator’s launch has garnered Guardian Glass an unprecedented three awards from the architectural and glass trade media.
A digital program, the Sustainability Calculator helps architects and designers review how glazing make-ups from Guardian Glass can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.
This tool clearly resonated with the judges and readers for these award programs:
- Architectural Record Record Products – The Sustainability Calculator was a winner in the Facades category.
- Glass Magazine Award – The Sustainability Calculator won in the category of Most Innovative Web Tool, App or Software Product.
- USGlass Magazine Readers Choice Award – Readers named the Sustainability Calculator Most Significant Website/Resource.
“The Guardian Sustainability Calculator gives you the power to select Guardian exterior or interior coated glass products, evaluate them and document their contribution potential,” explains Brian Schulz, product manager, Guardian Glass North America. “We’re honored that the judges for Architectural Record and Glass Magazine, and the readers of USGlass Magazine, recognize how the Sustainability Calculator helps architects and designers see what’s possible™ and aids in the specification process.”
As the newest component of Guardian Glass Analytics™ for North America, the Sustainability Calculator joins the Performance Calculator, Building Energy Calculator, BIM Generator and the Glass Visualizer. Together, these industry-leading tools provide comprehensive engineering and analytical modeling and custom glass content that create value for users by demonstrating the advantages of high performance glass in building facades. For more information, visit guardianglass.com.
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit guardianglass.com.
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.
Jennifer Marsik Friess