Walker Textures’ full surface acid-etched glass with a low-e coating delivers enhanced solar control in a choice of two attractive matte finishes. It is ideally suited to exterior applications in sustainable building projects, and can contribute toward a project’s LEED credits. Full surface Satin or Opaque etch on surface one diffuses daylight, reducing glare and reflection without affecting visible light transmittance. On surface two, a Solarban high performance coating from Vitro Architectural Glass greatly improves the energy efficiency of a building’s glazing compared to untreated glass.
Judge’s Comment: “The addition of low-e with acid etch glass is unique and provides building designers with the option to create texture on the exterior building whether part of the building form or spandrel glazing sections while maintaining the glass performance.”