Get  
in the  
Green  
hat features make a high-per-  
formance, energy-efficient  
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building? What makes it  
green? There are many details and  
considerations that go into creating  
such a structure. It becomes even  
more challenging when the intent is to  
build a structure that not only exceeds  
energy performance mandates, but  
one that also offers an eye-catching de-  
sign. Adding to the complexity, design  
it so that glass makes up a significant  
portion of the envelope.  
Golden 1 Center  
Sacramento, Calif.  
Architect: AECOM  
Contract Glazier: Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems  
Exterior Glass Supplier: Guardian Glass;  
Northwestern Industries  
That was a key consideration in eval-  
uating the entries in this year’s USGlass  
Green Design Awards. Not only did we  
want to see attractive, energy-efficient  
projects, but ones that featured glass  
and glazing as a major component.  
Projects were evaluated on the fol-  
lowing criteria:  
Energy performance benefits the  
glazing provides the project;  
esigned as the first indoor sports  
Guardian Glass supplied 37,000 square  
venue to achieve LEED Platinum feet of its SunGuard SNX 62/27 coating  
Sustainable attributes of the glazing certification, the NBA Sacramento Kings on low-iron glass and CrystalGray glass,  
systems used on this project;  
scored big with the completion of its and 6,800 square feet of its SunGuard  
Whether or not the building project new home,the Golden 1 Center in Sacra- SuperNeutral 68 coating on clear glass.  
is certified to any green building pro- mento. The stadium earned the highest Northwestern Industries was the fabri-  
grams (different levels of LEED, Liv- score for a sports venue in the LEED pro- cator and Bagatelos Architectural Glass  
D
ing Building Challenge, etc.);  
Design aspects used to enhance in- of all buildings certified—and it features  
door environmental quality and occu- a lot of glass: nearly 44,000 square feet.  
pant productivity (daylighting, views,  
gram and placed in the top three percent Systems was the contract glazier.  
The stadium has an expansive  
north-facing glass curtainwall that in-  
“We worked with the Kings to de- corporates several multistory glazed  
comfort, and air quality/ventilation); sign Golden 1 Center for fans, city and entrances. Faceted, perforated-metal  
Unique/innovative design practices, planet,” says Bill Hanway, global sports cladding allows in more light through  
specific to the glazing; and  
Any other green/sustainable charac- chitects, sports designers, sustainability lower half of the two-tiered bowl is in-  
teristics/features.  
experts, engineers, urban planners and ground, the natural light entering at  
Here’s a close look at this year’s win- landscape architects worked together these openings can penetrate deep into  
ning projects. Each incorporates unique from the beginning to shape an in- the arena itself, beyond the concourse.  
features that contribute to their energy door-outdoor arena that is revitalizing  
The geometry and asymmetry of the  
efficiency and performance, as well as downtown Sacramento and setting a walls are also unique. A combination  
leader with architect AECOM. “Our ar- vertical glazed openings. Because the  
unique glass and façade components.  
new global standard for sustainability.” of different glass make-ups and metal  
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Announcing the Winners of the  
2017 Green Design Awards  
systems with different performance sumption. This helps moderate the ownership intends to use the facility to  
values allowed the team to design a internal temperature while providing help drive meaningful change in the  
cost-effective envelope that complies abundant natural light to help illumi- community, which includes working to  
with the California Green Code. The nate the space even when the large en- help curb climate change and promote  
envelope can withstand high wind tryways are closed.  
renewable energy.  
In addition to the high-performance  
and water loads while maintaining the  
original design aesthetic.  
In addition to its high-perfor-  
mance facade, the stadium is also the glazing features,two-thirds of the exte-  
According to Guardian Glass, the first 100-percent solar-powered pro- rior is covered in a live wall. The facil-  
triple-silver SunGuard SNX 62/27 fessional sports venue in the world. ity also sources 90 percent of its food  
coated glass offers SunGuard’s high- The solar power is sourced from a within 150 miles of the arena, reduc-  
est light-to-solar-gain ratio of 2.31, 1.2-megawatt array on its rooftop and ing its carbon footprint by reducing  
which helps keep excessive heat out an 11 megawatt solar farm sourced vehicle miles traveled. This effort also  
while letting the sun shine through. from 40 miles away. The stadium has helps Golden 1 Center maintain its  
This also contributes to the building’s earned a 30 percent reduction in en- industry-first charter, which focuses  
overall energy management while ergy use over the stringent California on hunger relief, waste mitigation and  
presenting a neutral appearance.  
Title 24 code.  
Golden 1 Center had an estimated pected to reduce overall carbon dioxide  
8, which is used on the hangar doors 1.6 million visitors in its first year, emissions by an estimated 24 percent  
sustainability. Golden 1 Center is ex-  
In addition, SunGuard SuperNeutral  
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at the arena’s main entrance, offers which allowed the facility to demon- from that of the team’s previous home.  
a light-to-solar gain ratio that helps strate environmental leadership to a  
manage the building’s low energy con- wide audience. The Sacramento Kings  
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National Museum of African  
American History and Culture  
Washington, D.C.  
Architect: Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR  
Façade Consultant: Heintges & Associates  
Curtainwall Contractor: Enclos  
Exterior Glass Supplier: Interpane  
hen groundbreaking of the  
400,000-square-foot National  
Museum of African American History  
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and Culture (NMAAHC) took place in  
February 2012 in Washington, D.C., it  
was one of the largest and most com-  
plex building projects underway in the  
country.This was in large part due to the  
challenges of constructing 60 percent of  
the structure below ground. Completed  
in late 2016, NMAAHC is the only na-  
tional museum devoted exclusively to  
the documentation of AfricanAmerican  
life,history and culture.It opened to the  
public in September 2016, and earlier  
this year was certified as LEED Gold,the and American history.The three-tiered vided additional design depth for the  
first honor of this kind for any building shape is inspired by the Yoruban Cary- project, drawing on experience with  
on the National Mall.  
The building design is a collaborative features a crown or corona at its top.  
effort of four firms that together formed  
Phil Freelon was the lead architect and sponsible for designing the museum’s  
atid, a traditional wooden column that designing large museums and other  
cultural projects. The company was re-  
FreelonAdjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR:The architect of record. Beginning in 2006, Oprah Winfrey Theater and the History  
Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, Davis he led the programming and planning Galleries, all below grade.  
Brody Bond and the SmithGroupJJR.  
effort that set the stage for the museum’s  
SmithGroupJJR developed and coor-  
Design architect David Adjaye fo- design.His team was responsible for the dinated the design and construction of  
cused on the formal development of coordination of 32 consultants through the entire exterior enclosure.  
the building design.He was the creative documentation and construction to en-  
Enclos was the design-assist con-  
force behind the building’s Corona, the sure that the design intent and the mu- tractor for the project’s facade, work-  
outer layer of the building designed to seum’s vision became a reality.  
draw on imagery from both African  
The firm of Davis Brody Bond pro-  
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ing with Cleveland-based Northstar  
Contracting Inc. to construct the  
glass curtainwall, architectural ex-  
posed structural steel support sys-  
tem, cast-aluminum painted bronze  
corona panels, skylights, metal panels  
and storefront systems.  
According to Enclos, “the 10-story  
museum (five above and five below  
ground) includes 250,000 square  
feet of building envelope, primarily  
consisting of a multi-layered skin  
with a permeable filigree exterior of  
bronze-colored panels, the Corona,  
that were inspired by southern iron-  
work. The panels act as a brise soleil,  
helping to reduce solar heat gain and  
glare while still providing the build-  
ing with openness to daylight. The  
facade program also includes sloped  
glazing, skylights, glass soffits, and  
storefront systems.”  
Glass products were also  
used extensively throughout  
the interior of the NMAAHC.  
Jeffrey Vaglio, vice president of  
the Enclos Advanced Technology  
Studio, adds that “the Corona panel  
brise soleil outer layer mitigates solar  
heat gain, reducing cooling demand,  
while the interior layer with insulat-  
ing glazed units serve as the primary  
weather barrier.”  
A Look Inside: Interior Glazing Details  
In addition to the exterior, the National  
“We had to take it from one suction  
Museum of African American History and cup assembly to another suction cup  
Culture also features extensive use of in- assembly because we couldn’t do it  
terior glass. Jim Rathbone, vice president with one piece of equipment,” Rath-  
of Kensington Glass Arts in Ijamsville, bone says. “It took a lot of time and  
Md., says his company was responsible effort to figure out how to do it.”  
forthe$4millioninteriorglazingcontract,  
which was no small feat.  
Rathbone adds that on the second  
floor the architect was looking for a glass  
Glazing products fabricated by Inter-  
pane, according to Enclos, include:  
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The company’s scope of work in- wall that was flush with the drywall face  
cluded several features throughout the and appeared to float invisibly. This was  
museum, such as the Orientation The- accomplished using engineered glazing  
atre, a free-standing glass box that was tapes and silicone so that no vertical or  
Typical vision: 1  
/
16-inch insu-  
3
lating: /  
8
-inch clear with Ipasol Ul-  
traselect on the numb7er two surface,  
5
/8-inch air space, /16-inch clear  
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vertical fins, with a steel ring attached. In addition, fire-rated glass systems  
7 feet tall, supported by ½-inch thick horizontal stops had to be used.  
laminated; select areas include ce-  
ramic frit on number two surface.  
Typical spandrel: ½-inch clear lami-  
nated with ceramic frit flood coat on  
number one surface; insulated metal  
Another feature on the second floor are also used throughout the project.  
is called the Center for African Ameri- Greenlite Glass Systems Inc. of Port  
can Media Arts that was a combination Coquitla, British Columbia, supplied its  
of translucent and opaque panels, all a Liteflam 120 XT fire-rated glass floor  
red color that transitioned from being constructed with Contraflam fire-rated  
translucent to opaque. The majority of glass from Vetrotech Saint-Gobain.  
panel outboard.  
Storefront: 1 /16-inch insulating: 3/  
7
8-  
inch low iron with Ipasol Ultraselect on  
5
the glass had to have a backpainted  
white band to hide part of the ceiling.  
According to Jeremy Nightingale,  
marketing/sales director for Greenlite,  
number two surface, /  
/
8
-inch air space,  
7
16-inch low iron laminated; ceramic  
Kensington also installed glass over “Using a fire-rated glass floor allows  
an elevator. On either side of the glass natural light to flood the lower levels.  
elevator there were giant panels of This saves energy and cost on lighting  
glass so you could see out. Those pan- and heating.” He adds that the flooring  
els were 16 feet tall by 5.5 feet wide. allowed architects to “make use of nat-  
Three panels had to be set on a ledge ural light in areas that would normally  
between the elevator core shaft and see artificial light. This brings nature’s  
frit band along vertical edges on num-  
ber two surface.  
The museum also features 301 photo-  
voltaic roof panels that produce 122,803  
kilowatt hours annually,and uses 19,400  
gallons per day of repurposed rain,con-  
densation and ground water it collects  
for building operations. s  
the 35 feet stairwell drop.  
energy deep within the structure.”  
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