Guardian’s digital tool evaluates the company’s glazing product performance in green rating systems.
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 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 modelling and custom glass content that create value for users by demonstrating the advantages of high performance glass in building façades.
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. 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™.