SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
SageGlass® is a variable tinting glass that can be controlled to allow the building to react to the outdoor environment, and can be fully automated.
In the clearest state, SageGlass is a very high performance IGU, with a .41 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and a 60% Visible Light Transmission (VLT). In it's fully tinted state, the performance is .09 SHGC and a 1% VLT, with two intermediate points in between. SO, SageGlass blocks all of the entering the building. 2,000 square feet of SageGlass will consume the electricity of a 60-watt incandescent light bulb.
SageGlass is a sun problem solution that has no moving parts, and nothing ever to maintain. Building owners spend a lot of money on traditional means to deal with a sun problem, including static low-e glass, exterior sun control devices, blinds an/or shades, increased artificial lighting, and larger HVAC systems. Glare and heat can even dictate how the furniture is placed in a space, and where we place our flat screens. In most cases, when we can get involved early into the design of a project, SageGlass will prove to be cost neutral, often less. to the multi-component systems. More importantly, we retain the reason the glass is there in the first place, natural daylighting and a view and connection to the outdoors for the occupants.
SageGlass® Important Articles and Reprints
a. The Benefits of Dynamic Glazing - Building Design and Construction Magazine
b. Whitepaper Performance Assessment - Paladino and Company
c. Designer Sunglasses for Buildings - Sanders and Podbelski
d. Fading Protection and SageGlass Products®
e. Maintain Neutral Daylight Illumination - Whitepaper by Prof John Mardaljevic
f. Advancement of Electrochromic Windows - California Energy Commission