Elegant and energy-efficient projects

Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazing

The glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.

Glass icon on Tampa Riverwalk

The Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel overlooking the Hillsborough River and is part of the Tampa Riverwalk, a 2.2-mile stretch that will contain seven parks, 11 bridges and five museums when the project is completed.

Nano-coating protects glass at California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, features a protective coating on the glass doorways at the front and back entrances to reduce cleaning maintenance and the use of chemicals for cleaning.

BHM Architecture headquarters earns LEED Gold

The new headquarters of Burke Hogue Mills Inc., or BHM Architecture, has become the first architectural office in Florida to earn Leadership in Energy and environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Art and efficiency at Lofts at 655 6th Ave.

Lofts at 655 6th Ave. is a 106 unit mixed use development in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp quarter. The structure is cast in place concrete with energy-efficient infill glazing.


Glazing leads to daylighting, efficiency at PCL building

To mark its 100th anniversary, Canadian-based PCL created the PCL Centennial Learning Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, a building that would serve as the new training and development hub for its companies, embrace sustainable design and reduce environmental impact.

Heavily glazed Gateway Medical Center completed ahead-of-schedule

The six-story, 515,000 square-foot Gateway Medical Center opened several months ahead of schedule meeting the needs of fast-growing Clarksville, Tenn., and replacing a 54-year-old structure with a modern, larger facility.

Low-E and luxury at Rosewood Court 

The 405,560-square-foot, 19-story Rosewood Court is a luxury office development in Dallas that houses high-end office space, retail space, an on-site restaurant and a fitness center, and features low-emissivity glass.

Suspended film IG at Manheim Township High School

The renovations and newly constructed buildings at Manheim Township (Pa.) High School are expected to earn a silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Panoramic façade at the Meditech building

The four-story, 122,000-square-foot Medical Information Technology Inc. building in Fall River, Mass., features a sustainable high-performance façade with sunscreen systems that automatically respond to exterior solar conditions and are integrated into the versatile curtain wall.

Daylight shines at Burbank Community Services Building

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.

Custom curtain wall highlights Fort Worth tower

During a tight eight-month timeline, glaziers from Trainor Glass Co. successfully completed the installation on the 34-story Omni Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. The building features a silver metallic custom unitized curtain wall with bluish-green reflective glass.

Pearl Avenue library features photovoltaics in art glass

The Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose features a permanent public art display that combines art glass and photovoltaics. The San Jose Public Art Program commissioned the piece, Solar Illumination I: Evolution of Language.

Daylight floods Manitoba Hydro Place

Manitoba Hydro's signature office building in Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro Place, meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, allows ample natural daylighting to promote worker productivity, and reduces the reliance on artificial lighting systems.

Views and performance at the Renaissance

Perched at one of the highest vantage points above Shelton, Conn.'s rapidly developing historical riverfront, the $25-million, 17-story Renaissance offers waterfront views through high-performing window systems.

Performance and transparency at Sandler Center

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, the jewel in the Virginia Beach Town Center, touts a nautical feel and features a tower that shines bright in the evening.

Discovery Center earns LEED with high-performance window system

The 30,000-square-foot renovation of the Discovery Center of Springfield (Mo.) earned a Gold rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council thanks in part to its high-performance glass and windows.

Nature-inspired glass greets visitors at Bank of America’s green tower

David Shuldiner Inc. commissioned Sans Soucie Art Glass Studios to create specialty glass for the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, New York, scheduled to be fully completed by year’s end.