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Saint-Gobain Announces Release of SageGlass Harmony™, the World’s Most Elegant Dynamic Glass

Harmony was chosen as the glazing of choice for Millennium Center in Crissier, Switzerland

Oct. 23, 2018

The Millennium is using nearly 5000 m2 of SageGlass Harmony to delivered unparalleled occupant comfort.

Saint-Gobain today announced the release of SageGlass Harmony™, the world’s most elegant dynamic glass. Unveiled for the first time at Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany, Harmony is a unique glazing solution for building owners and designers seeking to enhance the occupant experience by maximizing visual and thermal comfort. Unlike other solar management solutions that compromise aesthetics and impede views, Harmony dynamic glass provides daylight, heat, and glare management while maintaining a natural and seamless connection to the outdoors.

What Makes Harmony Different

SageGlass LightZone® was the first dynamic glazing to allow for in-pane tinting to precisely control the source of uncomfortable heat and glare while providing optimal lighting conditions. However, LightZone has defined lines between tinted and clear areas of the glass. Harmony improves on this by delivering a gradual in-pane tint transition from fully clear to fully tinted. The result is a glazing that affords a more seamless connection with the outdoors while still providing optimized daylight, color rendering, heat, and glare control. According to SageGlass CEO Alan McLenaghan, “Harmony represents the best glass technology evolution ever produced in our dynamic glazing portfolio. It represents a near perfect balance between the performance and aesthetic goals a solar control and glazing solution needs to deliver.”

Harmony Supports Millennium’s Ambitious Goals

Millennium is motivated by a very bold goal: to empower their occupants by providing the best place to create, share, and live their lives at work. Recognizing that superior places demand ample access to natural light and views, Millennium provides all 1,500 workplaces with sweeping views of the Geneva lakeside across its curved façade. They chose SageGlass Harmony to deliver the singular, innovative occupant experience that is at the heart of their mission. “Every product we select for our building needs to be an expression of our commitment to delivering only the very best. This was especially important for our glazing selection, since it is such a significant and visible part of our design,” said Martin Schlienger of the Millennium project team. He adds, “Harmony both embodies that commitment and will deliver to our occupants an unparalleled level of comfort and connection to the outdoors.”

Millennium: A True Smart Building

Delivering on its bold goal demands creating one of the most advanced, connected, and tech-enabled working environments in the world. Everything at Millennium will be connected to the Cloud and managed via smartphone apps, from conference rooms to concierge services. In this smart building, the elevators will even know when you’ve entered the building and be ready to take you to your floor. The glazing needed to be just as smart. “Harmony is integrated into our Cloud service as an Internet of Things (IoT) device and is also driven by Siemens Building Management System, allowing us to ensure we’re consistently delivering an optimized indoor environment for a superior occupant experience,” said Martin Schlienger.

Full production of SageGlass Harmony will begin early in the third quarter of 2019. For more information on SageGlass Harmony, visit www.sageglass.com/harmony.

 

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.

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About The Millennium

Focused on innovation, technology, communication, perfection, design, environment and culture, Millennium offers the best place to work you can imagine. We develop the most prestigious and innovative building in Switzerland to work and share while feeling at home at work. With an eye-catching architecture, and best-in-class services, working at Millennium has tremendous effects on interactions between occupants, companies and their customers. Lean more by visiting https://www.millenniumcenter.com.