SAGE, a manufacturer of electronically tintable dynamic glass, expanded its North American market reach today by signing two new partners to sell, promote and support SageGlass® in Canada and Mexico. Architects, building owners and glazing contractors seeking sun control solutions for their building projects now have access to SageGlass dynamic glazing throughout the continent.
Paisley Products of Canada will be distributing SageGlass in Canada. Established in 1949, the company supplies a variety of specialized products to numerous industries, including construction, automotive and aerospace. Paisley represents some of the best brands in construction materials including 3M, Dow Corning, DuPont and Saint-Gobain (a SAGE strategic partner).
According to Marlon Paisley, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, SageGlass will be a welcome product in Canada as his clients are increasingly seeking cutting-edge technologies for building envelope design.
“SageGlass represents the future of glazing technology. It is an industry leading the way to finish the curtain wall of a building. SageGlass looks aesthetically brilliant, minimizes energy loss, is simple to use, and makes the building envelope far more functional by controlling heat gain, glare and fading,” Paisley said.
In Mexico, JyS International Building Products, Inc., will serve as a SageGlass manufacturer’s representative. JyS has sold and promoted high-performance glass products and glazing materials in Latin America since 2005.
JyS owner Luis Juan y Seva sees LEED® accreditation driving an increased demand for dynamic glass in Mexico. “In the last two years, Mexico has caught on to LEED and EnergyStar, with many architects now designing buildings with these goals in mind. Because Mexico has plentiful sunshine, SageGlass’ unique controllable electrochromic glass will fit well into designs that seek to embrace the sun rather than block it with shading devices. SageGlass will be a great addition to our family of high-performance glazing products,” he said.
SageGlass is electronically tintable dynamic glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls that tints or clears at the push of button. It frees architects to use glass in their building designs, allowing building occupants to enjoy natural light and a view and connection to the outdoors. SageGlass modulates 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 provides a solution that enhances occupant comfort and enables unobstructed views of the outdoors. By regulating solar heat gain, it conserves energy and reduces the capacity requirements of HVAC systems.
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