Buildings are arguably our country’s greatest energy liability. They consume nearly 40 percent of our total energy and 68 percent of our electricity, while emitting 38 percent of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. Energy lost through conventional windows accounts for approximately 30 percent of heating and cooling energy, according to the US Department of Energy. Shades, blinds, louvers, fins or other mechanized sun control devices sever our connection to the outdoors and add to a building’s environmental impact. Electrochromic glass such as Sage Glass, is energy-efficient while it also removes the need for shading devices that can block our view of the outdoors, and are less sustainable. Prior to SageGlass, there was no viable way to provide natural daylight and an outdoor view while simultaneously controlling glare, heat gain and energy use. Now there is.
So what is electrochromic glass? Electrochromic glass is a leading tintable glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls. The glass can tint automatically, or on demand to control sunlight without shades or blinds, maintaining your connection to the outdoors while also reducing energy consumption. It maximizes interior daylight, preserves views and keeps people connected to the outdoors, making them happier, healthier and smarter.
Sage Glass first opened its doors its 1989 in Valley Cottage, N.Y, today it is known as the worlds most intelligent and reliable electrochromic glass. When the company began, the team had an ambitious mission to completely reinvent what glass meant for buildings. They soon became the first of their kind to develop electrochromic technology. The company dedicated many years to inventing and perfecting their product. In 2012 they announced their first triple-pane glazing product and immediately it became the country’s most energy-efficient window glass. Sage Glass also saves energy by harnessing the sun’s warming rays in winter and deflecting them on hot days in summer. It takes less electricity to operate 2,000 square feet (186 square meters) of Sage Glass than it does to power a single 60-watt light bulb.
Since 2012, Sage Glass has been incorporated into a wide variety of commercial buildings and is a good fit for any project where controlling the sun is a challenge. Some of the leading types of projects where SageGlass has been used include commercial offices, universities, healthcare facilities, cultural institutions, government facilities and skylights in a wide variety of buildings.
Today, Sage Glass operates the largest and most advanced electrochromic glass plant on the globe. To find out more about this product contact the Adler team!