PPG Industries has introduced Vistacool Atlantica glass, a moderately reflective glass that combines visible light transmittance (VLT) and solar control performance in an emerald-green aesthetic.

In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with clear glass, Vistacool Atlantica glass has VLT of 47%, which according to the company is higher than any product in its category, along with a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.35. The resulting light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio of 1.32 enables the glass to achieve US Department of Energy standards for spectral selectivity and moderate levels of exterior reflectivity to enhance building aesthetics.

“By itself or in combination with third-surface low-E coatings, Vistacool Atlantica glass can be used by architects in multiple configurations that promote sustainable design, meet new commercial building codes for solar control performance or help projects achieve LEED certification,” said Glenn Miner, PPG Director. “Because of its moderate reflectivity, Vistacool Atlantica glass also harmonises well with other exterior building elements or can function as privacy glass.”