Guardian wins Best In Show at GreenBuild
Oct. 2, 2011 – Glass and related industry attendees voted Guardian Best In Show among large exhibitors at GlassBuild America, which took place September 12 to 14 in Atlanta, Ga.
This was Guardian’s first time exhibiting at the event, now in its
eighth year. The winning booth featured Guardian ClimaGuard, the company’s
residential product family, Guardian InGlass, the interiors segment
portfolio and Guardian SunGuard, the global company’s brand for
the commercial glass business.
Guardian may have exceeded the expectations of the broad audience in the
diversity of glass innovation and solutions on display. For example, it
debuted its new residential product, ClimaGuard 62/27, which helps
builders meet Energy Star code in all U.S. climate zones. With a third
layer of silver, the coating provides higher light transmission than
traditional double-silver products while reducing the amount solar heat
gain and harmful UV rays, extending the life of woodwork, carpets and
GlassBuild America was also the first public appearance for two SunGuard
products: SunGuard IS 20, which lowers U-values of dual-glazed windows
by up to 20 per cent, and SunGuard SNR 43, which offers a high LSG ratio
and low solar heat gain coefficient, adding another great option for
architects specifying commercial glass and curtainwall.
The Guardian InGlass area featured the new Berman Glass editions, four
textures created by Vancouver-based glass artist Joel Berman and exclusively
manufactured by Guardian.
It was a busy show for the company, which also sponsored two
well-received programs to GlassBuild America: the new National Glass
Association Architects Forum and the sixth annual NGA Glazing Executives
“This honor is a great reward for our team’s efforts at GlassBuild
America,” said Chris Dolan, Guardian director of commercial glass
marketing. “This show was an opportunity for us to bring ClimaGuard,
InGlass and SunGuard to the public in one place. All these products
together are a powerful illustration of the advances occurring at our
Science and Technology Center and our ongoing commitment to glass