DELIGHTFUL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
The average American spends $12,990 in retail settings per year1. Integrating biophilic design elements like daylight or nature into retail design projects provides an excellent way to tap into this $3.9 trillion market, to increase sales while providing an enjoyable consumer experience.
RETAIL DESIGN BENEFITS
High-performance glass provides better occupant experience, protects merchandise, reduces heat gain, and increases sales. By letting more daylight in, preserving the view to the outside, and regulating the amount of heat gain entering shops so that the temperature is always comfortable, SageGlass ensures an unrivalled shopping experience.
MORE SALES, HIGHER PRICES
Several studies show that customers are likely to buy more in stores surrounded by nature and natural features, that they would stay longer, would visit the stores more frequently and are willing to pay a higher price for the same product when it is pictured in a more natural setting (up to 25% more than businesses with no access to nature)2. This is why more and more stores and malls surround products by strategically placed plants, trees and skylights.
On top of that, other studies indicates that more daylight in a retail store results in a sales increase of 15-40%.3
ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AND MERCHANDISE PROTECTION
SageGlass dynamic glazing has the reversible ability to change its visible light transmission and solar heat gain coefficient thereby creating a dynamic building skin, capable of actively responding to the ever-changing exterior environment. In doing so, SageGlass glazing can minimize cooling and heating loads, maintain a thermally comfortable environment and control sunlight glare for the shoppers and reduced energy consumption for the retailer.
What’s more, SageGlass benefits the retailer by protecting investments in interior fabrics, materials and decor by mitigating the fading effects of the sun and preventing discoloration.
With SageGlass, we can control the amount of sun so that it is cool and comfortable in the mall, whether it is 9 degrees or 90 degrees outside.
Rich Hoge, Vice President of Operations Mall of America,
SageGlass gives the store a nice, clean look. The glass looks like a regular curtain wall or skylight until it tints.
Rich Wiemken, Principal, R.L. Engebretson SCHEELS