Where would SageGlass be utilized?
SageGlass has been incorporated into a wide variety of commercial and institutional buildings—anywhere you’d like to bring in daylight, keep people comfortable, and give them an uninterrupted outdoor view and connection to the outdoors. Because it conserves energy, SageGlass is ideal for sustainable buildings. It also prevents fading, which protects interior spaces. We don't typically serve residential applications or project with small amounts of glass (think less than 2,500 square feet / 232 square meters)
Here are some segments we've served, but there are many others:
- Commercial office spaces (link)
- Schools and universities (link)
- Healthcare facilities (link)
- Museums (link)
- Libraries (link)
- Airports (link)
- Hospital & Gaming Facilities (link)
Does SageGlass tint automatically or can I control it?
Both. SageGlass is designed as a fully automated system, optimizing daylight while controlling glare and heat. However, we're managing comfort, which is always subjective. For this reason, occupants are always given the ability to override the automation through some combination of a wall touch panel, our mobile app, or integration into a building management system (BMS). How manual control is integrated is customized to each project based on our customers' preferences.
How does the glass change its tint?
While SageGlass Maestro tells the glass when to tint and by how much, the "secret sauce" of how it tints is just as important. We coat SageGlass panes with five layers of ceramic materials for a total thickness of less than 1/50th that of a human hair. When voltage is applied across the coatings, ions travel from one layer to another layer, prompting a reversible solid-state change that causes the coating to tint and absorb light. In other words, the glass gets darker. Reversing the polarity of the applied voltage causes the ions to migrate back to their original layer, untinting the glass.
What is SageGlass for?
SageGlass maximizes interior daylight, preserves views, and keeps people connected to the outdoors, making them happier, healthier, and smarter. With its ability to alter its tint state, SageGlass windows can mitigate glare and offer comfortable spaces to its occupants. SageGlass also saves energy by harnessing the sun's warming rays in winter and deflecting them on hot summer days.
How does SageGlass technology work?
What we call "SageGlass" includes both the glass itself and its electronic controls. The brains of the operation is SageGlass Maestro, our proprietary, predictive control algorithm. Maestro knows where the building is in the world, the time of day, the date, the size of the glass, and the occupant layout. It then takes real-time sky readings, using a 360 rooftop sensor, to understand weather patterns and light levels. The algorithm then instructs the glass to get darker or lighter based on those variables.
What is SageGlass?
SageGlass is the leading electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights, and curtain walls. It tints automatically or on demand to control sunlight, without shades or blinds, maintaining your connection to the outdoors and reducing energy consumption. The technical term is "electrochromic glass," but you will also see it referred to as dynamic glass, smart glass, or smart windows.