Daylight shines at Burbank Community Services Building

The basics: The Burbank (Calif.) Community Services Building puts high-performance glazing to the test. The building is certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council, and features ample high-performance glass, highlighted most prominently in the light-filled atrium. The building’s flood of natural daylighting minimizes the need for artificial lighting.

The players: Architect, Leo A. Daly, Los Angeles; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich.; glass fabricator, Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif.; glazing contractor, Giroux Glass, Los Angeles.

The glass: 14,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68, clear.