The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Gaming Enterprise (SMSCGE) broke ground on Mystic Lake Center, a 70,000-square-foot meeting facility and a new 180-room hotel tower attached to the iconic Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, in early May. SageGlass, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and dynamic glass technology, will install more than 11,000 square feet of dynamic glass on the western façade of Mystic Lake Center, slated to open in late 2017.
SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, was chosen for its state-of-the-art electrochromic glass technology that controls sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare and heat gain without the need for blinds or solar controls. This feature is one of many advanced technologies incorporated into the project.
Visitors who plan their events at Mystic Lake Center will enjoy unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape and access to natural daylight.
“We are glad to be able to use a local company that has such an innovative product for our unique space,” said Angela Heikes, President/CEO of the SMSCGE.
Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass, said, “We have seen the positive impact that access to natural daylight and views of nature can have on a building project, and we believe our dynamic glass will allow Mystic Lake Center’s guests to enhance their experience in the facility.”
SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass and Facebook.com/SageGlass.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to The Statue of Liberty and The World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement.
In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Experience our innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. It had sales of €39.6 billion in 2015, operates in 67 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. www.saint-gobain.com @saintgobain
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