< Back

SageGlass Installs Dynamic Glass at the National Institute of Industrial Technology in Courbevoie

SageGlass dynamic glass was chosen for its ability to prevent heat gain and glare to create a comfortable work environment for all employees.

Jan. 19, 2017

SageGlass®, the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, was installed at the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INPI) in Courbevoie, France. Designed to provide employees with optimal working conditions, the office will feature approximately 15,000 square feet of SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, on the façade of the building.

SageGlass dynamic glass was chosen for its ability to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating to create an environment conducive to the success and productivity of the office’s 550 employees.

SageGlass was also chosen for its ability to reduce energy demand and the need for HVAC by allowing sunlight in on cool days and blocking it on hot days. The installation was well aligned with INPI’s dual corporate social responsibility approach to care for the environment while enhancing employee comfort. As a result of the SageGlass installation, employees are now able to adjust the tint of the windows in conference rooms for presentations as well as enjoy unobstructed views of the outdoors without the glare on laptop screens.

“We are pleased to see our dynamic glass installations grow in international markets as architects and building designers truly take SageGlass’ value proposition to heart,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “We are looking forward to an increasing number of installations in the commercial office sector due to SageGlass’ ability to create a more productive and less stressful work environment while simultaneously enhancing overall building operating efficiency.”  

The SageGlass dynamic glass installation at INPI serves as an example of SageGlass’ growth in overseas markets, including Europe and the Middle East. INPI is one of the first buildings in France to feature SageGlass.


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

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