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Sage executive speaks on dynamic glazing, green building

Post Time:Jan 13,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:110

In an interview, Jim Wilson, chief marketing officer, Sage ElectrochromicsInc., Faribault, Minn., says SageGlass transforms windows from an energy liability in buildings to an energy source. Energy loss through windows accounts for about 30 percent of heating and cooling energy, he says.According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SageGlass “has the potential to reduce building heating and air conditioning equipment size by up to 25 percent, resulting in construction cost savings. SageGlass could also potentially reduce overall cooling loads for commercial buildings up to 20 percent by lowering peak power demand and may reduce lighting costs by up to 60 percent while providing building occupants with more natural daylight and greater comfort,” he says.

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