DARE TO GO GREEN
ENERGY SAVINGS WITH SAGEGLASS
While SageGlass looks great and improves occupant comfort, it also has practical, sustainable advantages for buildings, building owners and the environment. It minimizes the energy needed to operate a building, harnessing the sun’s energy in the winter and deflecting it during the summer—all of which reduces costs and makes it a great fit for sustainable building projects.
A Global Energy Problem
Buildings aren’t just where we spend most of our time—they are also where we leave the biggest environmental footprint. Buildings consume nearly 40% of our total energy and 68% of our electricity, and they emit 38% of the CO2 that’s released into the atmosphere annually. Plus, 30% of heating and cooling energy used in a building is lost through conventional glass windows. All of this wasted energy is part of a global problem, and it’s the responsibility of builders, architects and material manufacturers to try to find a greener approach. The solution is SageGlass.
Save Energy, Save Money
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Laboratory, if all U.S. buildings were to switch to dynamic, highly insulating glazing instead of traditional windows, it would save up to 5% of the U.S. energy budget and reduce CO2 emissions by 300 million metric tons.
Long-term benefits of SageGlass
The level of efficiency that SageGlass brings to a project adds up to significant long-term savings over the course of a building’s lifecycle.
In addition to reducing the upfront material costs of shading systems, incorporating dynamic glass into a building design can reduce operating costs by 20%, reduce peak power demand by up to 30%, decrease HVAC system needs by 25% and reduce cooling loads up to 20%. It even beats traditional solar control panels, which consume more energy during manufacturing, transport, installation, maintenance and operation. And in an age when environmental responsibility is expected, SageGlass can help your building earn a wide range of Green Credits, such as LEED, BREEAM, HQE and more.