Glazing contractors who want to participate in the growing market for electrochromic “dynamic glass” can now learn how easy it is to install the advanced glazing products thanks to a new how-to training video from SAGE, the world’s leading developer of dynamic glass.
The new video was produced specifically to give glazing contractors what they need to know to install SageGlass® in window, skylight or curtain wall applications. SageGlass is electronically tintable glass that improves the way people experience daylight in buildings. It tints or clears on-demand or automatically to modulate light, heat gain and glare. Rather than using conventional sun controls such as mechanized window shades, blinds and louvers that tend to block sunlight and views, SageGlass saves energy and preserves outdoor views.
“Our glazing contractor partners frequently ask us how SageGlass works and how to install it. We developed this short video to show them how successful they can be in moving up-market to offer this new glazing technology. Calling it a training video is almost a bit of a misnomer since installing SageGlass isn’t that different from installing any conventional insulating glass unit (IGU),” said Derek Malmquist, vice president of marketing at SAGE.
Unlike traditional glass, dynamic glass is a strategic design element that elevates the brand and profitability of glazing contractors. It allows them to offer an advanced glazing product that solves more complex sun control and energy efficiency problems for a variety of building projects.
As the step-by-step video demonstrates, SageGlass is surprisingly easy to install and requires no new or special skills by glazing contractors. SageGlass also works seamlessly with building automation systems, which is one of the fastest growing technological trends in commercial building construction today.
The new video is free to view and can be streamed or downloaded at www.sageglass.com.
“We are continually looking for new ways to educate the industry on the benefits of dynamic glass,” said Lou Podbelski, vice president of architectural solutions at SAGE. “This video will give glazing contractors the information and confidence they need to bid SageGlass on a project. And don’t just take our word for it. After glazing contractors have completed a SageGlass installation we frequently hear: ‘well that was easier than we thought it would be!’ This video demonstrates that for them before they bid the project so that they can be more confident with their labor estimate.”
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