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SageGlass and Lutron co-presenting at American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2014

Session to discuss integrating window, lighting systems to help meet challenging new building codes; SageGlass dynamic glass will be on display at the SAGE booth and an integrated SageGlass-Lutron display is featured at the Lutron booth at the show

Jun. 19, 2014

WHO:           Dr. Helen Sanders, Vice President, Technical Business Development, SAGE Electrochromics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain & Dr. Pekka Hakkarainen, Vice President, Lutron Electronics

WHAT:         Integrated Window and Lighting Systems Can Help Meet Challenging New Building Codes, a continuing education course presented by Dr. Sanders and Dr. Hakkarainen examines how dynamic fenestration – in concert with proper window size and location, interior furniture layout, and electric lighting – can provide flexibility for changing conditions in a building during the day and help architects overcome challenges created by potential conflicts in high-performance building standards such as ASHRAE 189.1-2009, LEED and other emerging minimum energy codes.

SageGlass® advanced dynamic glass, a product of Saint-Gobain, will be exhibited in large form geometric shapes at the SAGE booth #3663. The demonstrations will feature SageGlass’ unique ability to deliver energy savings in form factors that meet architects’ design needs. SageGlass is available in many geometric shapes including traditional squares and rectangles as well as trapezoids, parallelograms and triangles.

An integrated demo featuring SageGlass and Lutron will be on display at the Lutron booth #2431 at the AIA show. 

SageGlass has also released a new white paper summarizing the many causes of UV fading and illustrates the relative fading protection performance of SageGlass versus standard glazing products. Click here to download the white paper.

WHERE:        AIA Convention 2014, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616. For more information click here.  TH305 speaking session: Room S402, McCormick Place.  SageGlass booth:  #3663; Lutron booth: #2431

WHEN:         TH305: Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  SageGlass demos: Expo floor open 10 a.m. – 4p.m., June 26 & 27; 10 a.m. -2 p.m., June 28th.

About SageGlass 
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.

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.       

About Saint-Gobain
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