In many instances, it is unnecessary to tint an entire pane of glass to block the source of heat and glare. This is why we created in-pane zoning for our products to protect you exactly where you need it.
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Smart glass for better buildings
There is a reason we put glass in our buildings. It is our connection to the outside world. It is often our primary source of daylight in lives increasingly spent indoors. We want to maintain that connection and benefit from that daylight without the discomfort of excess heat and glare.
All SageGlass dynamic glazing solutions deliver this by tinting or clearing automatically to optimize daylight levels without the need for blinds or shades. The building envelope becomes truly adaptive and connected.
There is a reason we put glass in our buildings. It is our connection to the outside world. It is often our primary source of daylight in lives increasingly spent indoors. We want to maintain that connection, and benefit from that daylight, without the discomfort of excess heat and glare.
All SageGlass dynamic glazing products deliver this by tinting or clearing automatically to optimize daylight levels without the need for blinds or shades. The building envelope becomes truly adaptive and connected.
In many instances, it is unnecessary to tint an entire pane of glass to block the source of heat and glare. This is why we created SageGlass Harmony, the only glass in the world to have a natural, gradual in-pane tint transition to protect you exactly where you need it.
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By reducing glare and heat while letting natural light in, you can create better thermal and visual comfort and increase health and well-being of the building’s occupants.
Thanks to SageGlass, you can build a sustainable building and reduce your energy consumption by an average of 20%. You will also obtain environmental labels such as LEED and BREEAM more easily.
Instead of letting the sun dictate decisions, feel free to design with innovative technology, without blinds and shades.
From office spaces to cultural institutions, energy-efficient smart glass can complement the style of any façade and skylight. Discover some of the many projects which feature SageGlass across the world.
Mall of America, Bloomington MN (USA)
OWNER: Mall of America
ARCHITECTS: DLR Group
The Mall of America is America’s largest retail and entertainment destination attracting annually over 40 million visitors. The Mall embarked on a $325 million expansion, which included the opening of a grand entrance on the north side with an atrium and massive rotunda skylight.
To maximize natural light infiltration and provide guests with a comfortable thermal experience in all seasons, the Mall installed electronically tintable SageGlass for their rotunda skylight. The 325 m2 installation is composed of 300 individual glass panes and is controlled automatically via light sensors or manually when needed for special events.
Millennium, Crissier (CH)
OWNER: Yann Guyonvarc’h
ARCHITECTS: Monod Piguet + Associés
Millennium is a unique high-tech work environment focused on innovation, occupant wellness and sustainability.
The entire façade of Millennium features SageGlass Harmony, the only glass in the world to have a natural, gradual in-pane tint transition to protect occupants exactly where they need it. The smart glass will provide a glare-free office space and beautiful views of Lake Geneva and the countryside. Constant connection to the outdoors has been shown to increase job satisfaction, reduce stress and fatigue and improve health and well-being.
Harmony is also integrated into the Building Management System as an IoT device allowing for reduced energy consumption and a comfortable indoor climate for occupants at all times.
Lambeth Civic Centre, London (UK)
CLIENT: Lambeth Council / Muse Developments
ARCHITECTS: Cartwright Pickard
The architects wished the Lambeth Civic Centre’s design to be attractive to the public and wanted to ensure that it achieves its sustainability goals, including the certification BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
After considering a variety of solar control solutions, they chose to install SageGlass dynamic glass in the atrium of the Civic Centre to provide an optimal office environment free from heat gain and glare, and to help reduce energy demand by decreasing reliance on overhead electrical systems and the need for HVAC.
Due to its ability to tint to adapt to the sun’s rays, SageGlass provides year-round indoor comfort. Unique appearance also helps the building stand out in order to achieve the design goal of attracting more visitors.
American Geophysical Union HQ, Washington, DC (USA)
CLIENT: American Geophysical Union
ARCHITECTS: Hickok Cole Architects
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), a leading international nonprofit scientific association, decided to renovate its headquarters to become DC’s first commercial renovation to achieve net zero energy status – producing as much energy as it consumes over a year. AGU also wanted to develop a workspace that fosters a healthy work environment with an emphasis on wellbeing for employees and tenants, and serving as an example for other buildings around the world striving to achieve net zero energy status.
AGU accomplished these goals by integrating leading technologies into the building, including SageGlass. Incorporation of smart glass in the space limits the use of the building’s heating and cooling system, resulting in a peak load reduction of 35 percent.
Tombola House, Sunderland (UK)
ARCHITECTS: Ryder Architecture
Tombola, Europe’s biggest online gaming company, wanted to build a new headquarters, with the ambition to provide the best possible working environment for its employees and to maximise the stunning views to the River Wear. As a leading tech company it was also important for them to work in a technologically advanced building, which could attract young professionals. They didn't want the striking trio of roof pitches and feature glazed east elevation to be diluted with any internal and external shading systems, but with their staff working on multiple computer screens, controlling glare and direct sunlight was essential.
SageGlass met all of Tombola’s ambitions for the building aesthetically and functionally, as well as providing major performance benefits: it will help to boost the 300-plus employees productivity and reduce the energy consumption by controlling heat.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Dubai (UAE)
OWNER: Dubai Municipality
ARCHITECTS: Architectural Consultancy Group (ACG)
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is the largest library and the biggest cultural project in the Arab world. Glass makes up 70% of the building’s total surface area. As temperatures can easily exceed 40 degrees in summer when the sun beats down mercilessly from the sky, an innovative solution was required to protect books from high levels of solar radiation and provide a pleasant environment for visitors to the library.
SageGlass smart glass controls the influx of daylight and the effects of glare, allowing people to benefit from a pleasant indoor environment. The glazing’s tint levels completely block out UV radiation, effectively protecting the books. The reduced heat influx also helps cut air-conditioning costs.
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