PPG introduces ENERGY STAR residential windows glass

PPG Industries has introduced two types of low-emissivity glass for residential window manufacturers – Sungate 400 low-emissivity glass and Solarban 65 solar control – to facilitate manufacturers to b…

PPG Industries has introduced two types of low-emissivity glass for residential window manufacturers – Sungate 400 low-emissivity glass and Solarban 65 solar control – to facilitate manufacturers to build windows that meet green building codes and achieve the “30/30“ requirement established by the US government for energy-efficient windows. Sungate 400 glass has a U-Value of 0.28 and a solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.67 in a standard 3/4-inch insulating glass unit and is thus suitable for heating-dominated climates, meeting Canadian ENERGY STAR requirements. Solarban 65 glass is a value alternative to Solarban 70XL glass, the industry“s highest-performing solar control, low-E glass, thanks to its U-Value of 0.25 and SHGC of 0.37. Other products from PPG include Intercept Ultra stainless-steel “Warm-Edge“ Spacers, which, according to recent National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) thermal conductivity verification earn the industry“s highest thermal performance rating. The 30/30 criterion enables homeowners to claim a tax credit of 30% of a product“s cost, up to USD 1,500, for the installation of energy-efficient windows, doors and skylights with a U-Value and a SHGC equal to or less than 0.30, as per a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009.