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SageGlass Announces Three Completed Installations in Commercial Office Sector

SageGlass dynamic glass chosen for its ability to prevent heat gain and glare and create comfortable and productive work environments

Feb. 14, 2017

SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announced three completed commercial office installations in Nebraska, Iowa and California. SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, was chosen for its ability to control sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating to create a productive and comfortable work environment.

SageGlass dynamic glass was installed on the curtain wall of the office of Advent, an Omaha, Neb.-based law firm, to solve heat gain and glare. By proactively combating solar gain and glare, SageGlass will not only enhance the comfort and productivity of the firm’s workspace, but will also allow Advent to lease part of the 47,000-square-foot building to other tenants.  The architect Purdy & Slack Associates chose SageGlass for its design flexibility since the dynamic glass is capable of being adjusted to meet future high-end modern layouts. A study at the University of Oregon found that 10 percent of employee absences could be attributed to architectural elements that did not connect with nature. By installing SageGlass dynamic glass, Advent will allow its employees to maintain their connection to the outdoors and will create a healthy and productive environment for them.

A curtain wall of SageGlass dynamic glass was installed on the North pavilion and Southeast conference room of Sukup Manufacturing’s corporate headquarters in Sheffield, Iowa. The family-owned business, which has grown significantly over the last 12 years, wanted to invest in a new corporate headquarters featuring large expanses of glass. The project architect, Bergland + Cram Architects, chose SageGlass dynamic glass for its ability to provide unobstructed views of the outdoors as well as reduce solar heat gain and glare.  

SageGlass was also installed at the offices of Landry Design Group, an award-winning architecture design studio based in Los Angeles, to solve issues with west-facing glare. The building, which was originally an animal hospital, was renovated into a high-end office space tailored to meet the firm’s needs for cutting-edge design as well as maximum functionality.  Landry Design Group chose to install SageGlass dynamic glass for its ability to prevent heat gain and glare as well as connect employees to the natural environment to experience the biophilic impact of nature, including stress reduction and increased clarity of thought.

“Our installations at the corporate headquarters of Advent, Sukup Manufacturing and Landry Design Group demonstrate SageGlass dynamic glass’ growing momentum in the commercial office sector,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “Our dynamic glass helps to create more productive workplaces by providing access to natural daylighting and improving overall employee well-being. It’s exciting to see our rapid growth in the commercial sector as architects and building owners learn and experience how dynamic glass enhances the work environment.”

About SageGlass®

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.


About Saint-Gobain

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.


€39.6 billion in sales in 2015

Present in 67 countries

More than 170,000 employees




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