Does SageGlass require power?
It does, but a very small amount. It takes less electricity to operate 3,000 square feet, 280 m² of SageGlass than it does to power a typical home internet modem. The amount of energy SageGlass saves is enormous compared to the amount of energy it uses.
What is the difference between SageGlass Classic and SageGlass Harmony?
SageGlass Classic tints the entire pane as a whole. SageGlass Harmony can employ gradient tints (as well as full-pane tints). Harmony is the most flexible dynamic glass product on the market, offering the best balance of glare control, daylight maximization, and interior color rendition. Harmony isn't right for every application. It is limited to rectangles oriented vertically; it cannot be used in facades with shaped IGUs; it would not be used with multiple IGUs stacked horizontally (like what you might see in atriums or airports); and it's not recommended in skylights. There are times when SageGlass Classic is the best fit for a project.
Can you match SageGlass with other glass in my building?
SageGlass is frequently used on projects along with non-SageGlass spandrel or even other vision glass. In fact, it's rare that a building employs 100% SageGlass for both vision and spandrel. We work collaboratively with architects and owners to identify the best SageGlass solution and complementary static glazing, to meet both performance targets and design vision.
What is the largest available size of SageGlass?
SageGlass is available in sizes up to 6 feet by 10 feet (1.8 meters by 3 meters). Learn more
Do SageGlass products provide privacy?
SageGlass is not privacy glass. During the daytime, when the glass is tinted, it is almost impossible to see in, even if you're right near the glass. However SageGlass does not provide significant night time privacy. If the building is illuminated inside at night those outside will be able to see in, even at the darkest tint level.
What shapes are available?
We offer rectangles, squares, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles. We are continuing to expand our product line, however, so email or call our Field Operations Team to explore the availability of a particular shape. Learn More
Is SageGlass available in more than one color?
Yes. SageGlass can incorporate any number of colored outboard lites to achieve the design intent of the project. However, it's important to understand that the dynamic glass colored outboard lites primarily impact the exterior aesthetic. The interior color, when tinted, will have a bluish-grey hue, depending on how tinted the glass is. This is dictated by the electrochromic coating.
Where has SageGlass been installed?
We have completed more than 1,300 projects around the world since our very first commercial installation in 2003. We are the global leader in dynamic glass projects. Visit our Case Studies page to see for yourself.
Are SageGlass products considered "low-emissivity?"
SageGlass has properties similar to traditional Low-E glass. The difference is that the electrochromic coating dynamically changes VLT and SHGC properties, whereas traditional low-e coatings are fixed.
Is there a warranty on SageGlass products?
We warranty the SageGlass IGU for up to ten years depending on the building application. The electronics, electrochromic functionality, and coatings carry a five-year warranty. For full details on our product, read more about our limited warranty.
What happens if a SageGlass pane gets broken?
SageGlass IGUs are easy to replace. If the glass gets broken, it can be deglazed just as ordinary glass would be, and simply unplugged. Typically, a new IGU can be installed and reconnected to the low-voltage wiring via a simple snap connector in the glazing pocket.
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