Imperial Tobacco HQ achieves BREEAM Excellent with Pilkington Suncool™

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Imperial Tobacco HQ achieves BREEAM Excellent with Pilkington Suncool™

26 Mar 2014
Imperial Tobacco’s new HQ has achieved a sustainability certification of Excellent from the world’s leading assessment method for sustainable buildings, BREEAM, with help from Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40.

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Aiming to reduce solar heat gain, while also supplying a high degree of light transmission – Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 is the perfect solution for a sustainable design, utilising the latest developments in glazing technology.

Mark Alker Stone, AWW Architects’ Project Director for Imperial Tobacco HQ said, “We wanted to design with sustainability as a key driver in the overall form and technical approach. Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 solar control glass gave us the design freedom to do so. While designing a building with leading sustainability credentials, we were able to exploit the design aesthetics of glazing – whilst retaining the benefits of natural light.”

Pilkington Suncool™ is a high performing range of off-line coated solar control and low-emissivity products, offering the ideal choice for providing maximum light transmission and thermal comfort for occupants all year round, all in one superb product. The wide range of products is not only energy-efficient, but available in a clear or neutral appearance, as well as in two distinctive colours; blue and silver.

For more information on Pilkington Suncool™ please visit our website here