Vitro Architectural Glass

Affordable Low-E, Low-Iron Glass

The right glass can be the centerpiece of your design. Combining the color fidelity of new Acuity™ low-iron glass with the performance you expect from the Solarban® family of glasses, you can design an ambitious façade—and actually realize it, on budget and on time. Acuity™ glass is available with the full range of Solarban® solar control, low-e coatings.

Less Green. For Less Green.

Vitro market research indicates the installed cost of a glass and metal curtainwall averages $90 per square foot nationally. Upgrading a standard low-e coated clear insulated glass unit (IGU) to a Solarban® Acuity™ glass unit typically will increase the total installed curtainwall cost by only $1-2 per square foot.

Developed based on 30 years of Starphire® glass manufacturing know-how, using proprietary low-iron materials and processes, Acuity™ glass is 60 percent less green than standard "clear" glass. For the ultimate in transparent low-iron glass, Starphire® glass is 87 percent less green and also can be coated with Solarban® low-e coatings.

Acuity™ low-iron glass is specially engineered for vision glazings, both as a substrate for Solarban® low-e coatings and for all lites in an insulated unit or laminated configuration. 

All configurations include uncoated Acuity™ glass as the interior lite. Available coatings include:


In addition to office buildings, institutions, hotels and schools, Solarban® Acuity™ glass can be specified for exterior applications from luxury condominiums and mixed-use buildings to entrances and storefronts. Solarban® Acuity™ glass is also ideal for distinctive exterior applications such as atriums, skylights and spandrel glass.

Fabrication & Availability

Acuity™ glass is available in 6 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm thicknesses. Solarban® Acuity™ glass is stocked at all Vitro facilities for immediate shipment with the same lead time as all Solarban® glass products. All Solarban® solar control low-e glasses are available through the Vitro Certified™ Network.


* Like Solarban® Starphire® glass, Solarban® Acuity™ glass delivers a distinctive low-iron aesthetic with high transparency and visible light transmittance.

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Aesthetics & Performance


  • Looks
  • Exceptionally clear; 60% less green than conventional clear glass
  • Reflectivity
  • Low

Performance Data Comparisons

Featured Configurations VLT SHGC
Solarban 60 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 60 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

73 0.41
Solarban 67 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 67 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

56 0.30
Solarban 72 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 72 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

67 0.28
Solarban 90 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® 90 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

53 0.23
Solarban R100 (2) Acuity + Acuity

Solarban® R100 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

43 0.23

Colors are reproductions and are for descriptive purposes only.

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Inspiration & Evaluation

Acuity Kit - Acuity

Acuity™ Low-Iron Glass Kit

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Solarban 72 - Acuity + Acuity Sample

Solarban® 72 Acuity™ Glass

4" x 6" Sample of Solarban® 72 (2) Acuity™ + Acuity

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