Grande Prairie Public Library

Alberta, Canada

The Grande Prairie Library in Grande Prairie, Alberta, opened in June 2009 and is a LEED® Silver Certified project.
 
In total, more than 10,000 square feet of glass were specified for the project. The triple-pane units provided by PFG were constructed with: 6 mm Low-e glass, Super Spacer® TriSeal™, argon filling, 6 mm clear tempered glass, TriSeal, argon filling, and 6 mm Low-e with an overall thickness of 50 mm – or just shy of two inches.
 
Additionally, All-West Northern Glass built 12 specialty units featuring graphic printing on the center lites of the triple-pane systems. OKALUX of Germany provided the printed glass, which adds to the aesthetic appeal and modern feeling of the library. Some units also included a dot-matrix pattern to control sun glare, and all units included argon gas, Low-e and Super Spacer TriSeal.
 
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Technical Details:

Client Grande Prairie Library
Project 37,000 sq. ft public library
Date 2007-2009
IG Spec Low-e glass, Super Spacer® TriSeal™, argon filling
IG All West Glass (www.all-westglass.com) and PFG (www.pfgglass.com
Architect Teeple Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contractor Wright Construction, Saskatchewan, Canada
Glazing All West Glass, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada