|10 November, 2019

Guardian Glass helps SABIC Home of Innovation achieve a zero net energy balance

The Demonstration House at the SABIC Home of Innovation is the first LEED-Platinum certified project in the Middle East

Guardian Glass helps SABIC Home of Innovation achieve a zero net energy balance
  • The use of Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral® 30 coated solar control glass helped the house achieve a zero net energy balance.
  • 200+ delegates attended the ‘Guardian Glass Connect’ event, and tour of the SABIC Demonstration House.

Guardian Glass supplied high performance coated solar control glass to glaze the Demonstration Home at the SABIC Home of Innovation – the first single-family home in the Middle East to earn Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the 800-square-metre demonstration home is designed and built to generate as much electricity as it consumes over a 12-month period, to achieve a zero net energy balance. The home showcases a full range of the latest commercially available technologies that yield net zero energy use, water conservation and

environmentally responsible building materials and techniques to pave the way forward for more sustainable home building around the world.

Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 30 double silver coated solar control glass, used in all the windows and some doors of the Demonstration Home, helped the building achieve a zero net energy balance.

As well as being energy efficient, Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 30 helps to promote environmental sustainability by reducing shipping time for projects based in the Middle East.

The SuperNeutral® family of coated solar control glass products from Guardian Glass offers the flexibility to create the ideal balance between light transmission and solar heat gain in a wide range of applications.

‘Guardian Glass Connect’ event a success

Guardian Glass and SABIC co-hosted recently the ‘Guardian Glass Connect’ event held at the Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Centre. Over 200 delegates attended the event, including architects, consultants, fabricators, glass processors, glass glazing companies and project and building owners.

Gary Prideaux, Regional Technical Manager at Guardian Glass, spoke about new technical support features provided by Guardian Glass and its Technical Advisory Center that would be beneficial to customers. This was followed by a presentation from Dr. Allen Chu, Innovation Portfolio Manager for Africa, Middle East, India & Asia at Guardian Glass. Dr. Chu spoke about new product developments and the most recent innovative technologies from Guardian Glass.

For more information on Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® or other high-performance products, visit guardianglass.com 

About Guardian Industries:
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, operates facilities throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian companies employ 16,000 people and manufacture high-performance float glass; coated and fabricated glass products for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications; and high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to be a preferred partner to our customers, suppliers, employees and communities based on a foundation of mutual benefit. This drives our relentless focus on improving people’s lives by providing products and services they value more highly than their alternatives and doing so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.

Guardian Glass, a 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. You’ll find Guardian glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. 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™. Guardianglass.com 

About SABIC:
Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a public company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 70% of the Company’s shares are owned by the Saudi Arabian government, with the remaining 30% publicly traded on the Saudi stock exchange. SABIC began in 1976 by Royal decree and its growth has been miraculous. Today, the company has operations in over 50 countries with a global workforce of over 33,000 talented individuals. SABIC is composed of four strategic business units – Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals – each headed by an Executive Vice President. They support customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. SABIC’s principle corporate offices and headquarters are in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with major industrial operations in the industrial city of Al-Jubail on the Arabian Gulf, as well as in Yanbu on the Red Sea.

www.sabic.com 

The Demonstration Home at the SABIC Home of Innovation – the first single-family home in the Middle East to earn LEED-Platinum certification (Photo courtesy of SABIC.)

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