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SageGlass Expands Market Reach in Scandinavia

Company adds local team in Denmark, Norway and Sweden to provide architects and building owners with access to its dynamic glass.

Oct. 2, 2017

SageGlass®, manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, has expanded its market reach by creating a local presence in Scandinavia. Architects and building owners in Denmark, Norway and Sweden seeking dynamic solar control solutions for their building projects now have access to local representatives for SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain.

By controlling sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating, SageGlass creates a more comfortable indoor environment for building occupants. Over the last few years, SageGlass has experienced a demand for its dynamic glass in Scandinavia. The Alvøen School in Bergen, Norway and the Ecophon headquarters in Sweden both feature SageGlass.

“In Scandinavia, solar control is a major challenge due to the position of the sun in winter and summer months, and the intense glare from the sea in coastal communities,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “With SageGlass team members now in these countries, we can help architects and building owners solve these challenges without compromising design aesthetics or access to natural light and outdoor views. We’re thrilled to expand our market reach and bring our global expertise to the local design and building community.”

SageGlass will also help architects and building owners reach rigorous environmental regulations in Scandinavia. Through its ability to maximize solar energy and minimize heat and glare, SageGlass reduces overall building energy loads by an average of 20 percent and peak energy demand by up to 26 percent, creating significant cost savings over a buildings lifecycle.

Jacob Ketner Vidkjaer will lead business development for SageGlass in Scandinavia. Vidkjaer comes from the facade industry and has previously been with Ivarsson A/S, a subsidiary of the Belgian Etex Group.

 

About SageGlass®

The pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, SageGlass® is the ultimate connector between the built and natural environments. SageGlass tints on demand to optimize daylight, reduce glare and manage heat – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, architects and building owners can improve occupant comfort and reduce energy demand in buildings. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by more than 350 years of building science expertise. Learn more at www.SageGlass.com or join SageGlass on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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.

€39.1 billion in sales in 2016 - Operates in 68 countries - More than 170,000 employees - 

www.saint-gobain.com - @saintgobain

 

Press Contact:

Emmanuelle Frazao, emmanuelle.frazao@saint-gobain.com

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