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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 provide high performance coated solar control glass to glaze the Demonstration Home at the SABIC Home of Innovation – the primary 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 house is designed and engineered to the maximum amount of electricity as it consumes over a 12-month period, to attain a zero net energy balance. The home showcases a full vary of the newest commercially out of there technologies that yield net zero energy use, water conservation and environmentally responsible building materials and techniques to pave the way forward for additional more sustainable home building round the world.

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

As well as being energy economically, 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 successful

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

Gary Prideaux, Regional Technical Manager at Guardian Glass, spoke regarding the 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 up to date innovative technologies from Guardian Glass.

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