Crystal Windows & Door Systems, an award-winning national manufacturer, has partnered with SAGE to offer SageGlass® to its architectural and commercial building customers.
Crystal will integrate SageGlass dynamic glass into its energy efficient and Energy Star®-certified portfolio of made-to-order aluminum and vinyl window systems. The company will also market and sell the window solutions through regional sales offices and its nationwide network of authorized dealers and installers.
SageGlass is electronically tintable dynamic glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls that tints or clears to modulate light, heat gain and glare. Rather than using conventional sun controls such as motorized window shades, blinds and louvers that tend to block sunlight and views, SageGlass provides a solution that enhances occupant comfort and enables unobstructed views of the outdoors.
“We are experiencing growing demand to offer electrochromic dynamic glass as part of our product portfolio because the technology is uniquely effective in optimizing daylight and is cost competitive with traditional sun controls in hundreds of sustainable green building projects,” said Steve Chen, executive vice president at Crystal. “And it’s not just about improving energy efficiency. The benefits of natural light and preserving views to the outdoors have been cited in architectural case studies ranging from healthcare to worker productivity. SageGlass was our first choice in bringing this important new glazing technology to our customers.”
Crystal will offer SageGlass in a variety of window configurations for renovation and new construction projects. The company is a vertically integrated manufacturer, extruding its own aluminum or virgin PVC vinyl for its manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Crystal products are distributed in more than 35 states.
“We are excited to be able to team with such a dynamic company. Crystal Windows has been providing quality products to their customers for over 20 years, and their track record of growth speaks to their dedication to the industry and customer service. Crystal’s focus on energy-efficient systems makes the relationship with SAGE a natural fit,” said Andrew Hulse, SAGE’s vice president, sales and business development.
Please visit SAGE at Booth # 4353N at this week’s Greenbuild show in San Francisco Nov. 14-16.
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.
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About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 250 locations in North America and approximately 15,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.2 billion in 2014.
Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
In 2015, Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary, 350 reasons to believe in the future. Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2014 sales of $54.6 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has over 180,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, visit https://www.saint-gobain.com/en and the twitter account @saintgobain