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February 7, 2018

AGC Glass North America Provides 60,000 Square Feet of Glass for Luxury Boutique Hotel

Energy Select® Delivers Exceptional Solar Control in Southeastern Climate

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Alpharetta, GA. February 7, 2018— The luxury Thompson Hotel is a new, curved skyscraper located in Nashville, Tennessee featuring 60,000 square feet of high-performing solar control low-emissivity glass from AGC Glass North America.

Designed by Nashville’s Hastings Architecture, the Thompson Hotel is a stunning example of hospitality architecture with its best-in-class finishes. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with glazing manufactured by AGC Glass North America and fabricated by Insulite Glass.

The Thompson Hotel utilizes AGC’s Energy Select® 28 in a clear anodized curtain wall inside the hotel. On the ground level, the adjoined Marsh House restaurant is lined with Energy Select® 40 in a bronze framing. Each of these premier AGC Glass products provides exceptional solar blocking performance – important in cities like Nashville where air conditioning costs are a primary concern.

“We chose to work with AGC glass because it provided us with superior performance and design, all-in-one,” says Matt Spaulding, Associate with Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC. “The color rendition of the glass, in concert with its low reflectivity and consistency, made these products a perfect fit for the hotel’s spaces.”

Energy Select® 28 and Energy Select® 40 both maintain a high level of visible light transmission – 62% and 69% respectively. These particular AGC Glass products provide maximized building performance and indoor comfort, ideal for the stringent energy code requirements of the Thompson Hotel.

“AGC’s floor-to-ceiling glass brings a lot of light into the guest rooms, while maintaining privacy for the interior and a beautiful blue-to-gray color on the exterior," adds Spaulding.

AGC’s Energy Select® range was developed to help architects meet the regulatory challenges of individual projects, while also realizing their own aesthetic vision.

In addition to AGC Glass North America, the project team included: architect, Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC; glass fabricator, Insulite Glass; and glazing contractor, Pitman Glass.