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New SageGlass performance and control innovations debut at AIA Convention 2015

Post Time:May 19,2015Classify:Industry NewsView:432

SAGE celebrates 350 year anniversary of Saint-Gobain building product history - SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, today demonstrated at the

SageGlass will also be

The new SageGlass capabilities on display at AIA reflect the company’s focus on driving performance, control and innovation for customers seeking solutions to difficult sun control problems. For instance, the company demonstrated that SageGlass is now available in large architectural sizes with or

Adding to its array of design options, SageGlass also debuted at AIA the world’s first electronically tintable dynamic glass that lets customers tint many different kinds of shapes and patterns within their windows, skylights and curtain walls. The demonstration at the booth of a unique tinted pattern of SageGlass lets architects and building owners

To provide greater control for dynamic glass tinting, SageGlass also demoed for the first time its

“Our R&D efforts have focused on eliminating the tradeoffs between design and functionality when using dynamic glass,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “When you consider all the performance, control, shape, tinting and other innovations we’ve introduced, no other dynamic glass product can match SageGlass for configurability, flexibility and performance.”

New customer
SAGE also highlighted at the AIA Convention the solar control achievement of its latest customer, the

Low angle sun, particularly in the winter months, poured in directly through the curtain wall as well as reflected off the river deep into the lobby of the Museum, compromising the visitor experience. SageGlass eliminated the glare problem without compromising the iconic views of the Charles River. And, by letting sunlight in on cool days and blocking it on hot days, it dramatically reduces energy demand.

Learning Lab presentations
Several SAGE employees are also presenting courses on advanced glazing technologies at the CertainTeed Learning Lounge during the AIA Convention.

Dr. Helen Sanders, SageGlass’ Vice President of Technical Business Development, teamed with Dr. Pekka Hakkarainen, Vice President at Lutron Electronics, to educate attendees on Integrated Window & Lighting Systems Help Meet Challenging Building Codes.

Attendees learned about recent advances in envelope and daylighting technology, DOE initiatives, and building standards and codes to detail a future vision of commercial building design. The session, which took place yesterday, examined how dynamic fenestration systems are allowing building owners for the first time to actively control the building envelope depending on weather related factors. 

Lance Kling, LEED AP and Business Development Representative at SageGlass, will present on Electrochromic Glazing – Dynamic Control of Solar Energy. The session will explore how electrochromic glazing provides a dynamic solution to control solar heat gain and light, while preserving the view and connection to the outdoors. This course will also detail how electrochromic glazing can be used to meter and control the amount of light and solar energy entering a building to provide optimum daylighting and energy efficiency. Kling’s presentation will be on Saturday, May 16th, 12:30PM – 1:30 PM.

For more information about SageGlass, visit booth #4051 at

About SageGlass 
SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass manages the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s comfort and well-being. It can reduce a building’s cooling load by 20% and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is a smarter, more elegant solution than conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and louvers. With SageGlass you can control sunlight and glare without shades or blinds while maintaining the view and connection to the outdoors. SageGlass is manufactured in Faribault, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window industry,” and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, the world’s largest building materials company.

Source: glassinchinaAuthor: shangyi

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