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Inside and Out – Guardian Demonstrates Glass Innovation

At AIA National Convention in D.C.

Auburn Hills, Mich., May 17, 2012 – The newest in BIPV and electrochromic technologies are just two of the advanced architectural glass and interior design solutions for architects and designers visiting Guardian Industries’ AIA Booth 1943 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, May 17-19 in Washington, D.C.

Guardian will expand and enhance its exhibition space at AIA this year to demonstrate interior and exterior glass products that offer:

· Improved energy efficiencies, including the latest in advanced glazing solutions that increase building performance

· Privacy and acoustical alternatives in building amenities

· Dramatic new looks and exciting new designs for broader building esthetics options

“The newest offerings from Guardian SunGuard and Guardian InGlass illustrate advances in research and development that are in tune with the needs of today’s building designers,” said Mark Lacasse, Guardian’s vice president of North American Flat Glass. “Everything in the booth demonstrates glass performance or services that add up to an attractive, energy efficient smart building for today and tomorrow. Advances in technology combined with the ability to deliver through supply chain efficiencies make it an exciting time for architects and designers to specify glass for new construction and retrofits, both inside and out.”

Also at the convention, Guardian will help architects and designers understand the processes and design considerations behind specifying glass at the AIA CES Theatre, Booth 4436, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. Guardian will present “The Evolution of Glass and High-Performance Coatings”. The session will include tools for selecting the right type of glass for each project and important design considerations and ideas related to the use of glass in architecture. All participants will earn one AIA Learning Unit.

For more information on Guardian InGlass, Guardian SunGuard advanced architectural glass and the company’s AIA-sponsored education sessions, please visit Guardian Industries AIA Booth 1943 or

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

SunGuard is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.


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