SAGE, the world’s leading manufacturer of dynamic glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls, is giving visitors of Ecobuild in London the opportunity to experience firsthand its electronically tintable glass and glazing solutions. This will be one of SAGE’s first major events in Europe as it unveils SageGlass® to the European market following its acquisition by Saint-Gobain in 2012.
SAGE will be displaying its dynamic SageGlass at Ecobuild and discussing the future of glass and sustainable building. SAGE is excited to be demonstrating how electrochromic glass reduces the energy needed to heat and cool buildings, whilst maintaining a low HVAC and carbon level. SAGE recently entered the European market of sustainable building design, equipped with 10 years of customer experience in the USA. SAGE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials. Saint-Gobain has a long international history in these markets and now operates in 64 countries around the world. The company provides innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.
“We are excited to be showcasing our products at Ecobuild for the first time. Ecobuild is a great platform to display our dynamic glass solutions to the European market and we are eager to offer customers the opportunity to experience our electrochromic solutions for themselves, in order to develop understanding of the technology and how SageGlass can benefit them,” said Jeff Upton, UK Sales Manager, Saint-Gobain Sage Electrochromic Glass.
SageGlass is electrochromic, or electronically tintable, dynamic glass used for windows, skylights and curtain walls. The glass tints or clears to modulate light, solar heat gain and glare. Rather than using conventional sun controls such as motorised window shades, blinds and louvres that tend to block the view to the outdoors. SageGlass provides a solution that enhances occupant comfort, enables unobstructed views and reduces energy demand. It can change the visible light transmission and solar heat gain in a room at the push of a button or automatically via the SageGlass proprietary control system or a building automation system.
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