Southwestern Energy eyes LEED Gold with new office building

Photos by ACE Glass.

The basics: High-performance glass and glazing help boost energy performance by providing natural daylight at the Southwestern Energy Office Building in Conway, Ark. The 122,000-square-foot, four-story building--clad in glass, brick, stone and metal panels--was designed to achieve Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, according to an article in South Central Construction.

The players: Owner, Southwestern Energy, Conway, Ark.; architect, HOK, Atlanta; general contractor, Choate Construction Co., Atlanta; contract glazier, ACE Glass, Little Rock, Ark.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glazing system supplier, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.

The glass and systems: Viracon VNE19-63, with one ¼-inch lite of Guardian CrystalGray glass with a VNE-63 coating on the No. 2 surface, a half-inch airspace, and one ¼-inch lite of clear glass; Kawneer silver metallic-painted curtain wall and sunshades; and silver metallic aluminum composite panel.