Date: 6 February 2018
We spend up to 90 percent of our time inside buildings. So it’s all the more important to ensure this is high quality time. Evidence shows that lots of daylight and being able to look out of the building to the natural environment or urban surroundings make a significant contribution towards our sense of well-being.
But even the incorporation of large glass façades does not always bring about an improvement – quite the contrary: Effects such as annoying reflections, dazzling sunshine and overheating rooms can have a detrimental impact on people’s sense of well-being.
SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC from Glas Troesch removes any obstacles to the creation of a comfortable room climate with plenty of daylight and undisturbed views to the outside. Because the intelligent glass recognizes the differing weather situations and automatically adapts to the corresponding conditions. In this way, it ensures that there is both sufficient natural light as well as a permanent connection to the outside, promoting lasting comfort, health and efficiency.
We’re all familiar with the situation aren’t we: Outside the sun is shining whilst inside it’s got darker because solar protection elements are covering the glass façade.
To enable daylight to penetrate inside buildings, SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC has the intelligence to adapt to the differing conditions by darkening or brightening the glass panes – so the glass ensures rooms are kept well-lit throughout the day, maintaining continuous views to the outside.
The dynamic glass is controlled by an intelligent algorithm: Thanks to a system of ultra-sensitive sensors, the glass responds to sunlight; it is also supplied with current weather information and through individualised programming can be adapted to the specific architectural features of the façade and to the preferences of the users.
Three different factors make SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC the perfect partner for creating an optimum room climate. The automatic glare protection calculates the strength of the sunlight and alters the tint in such a way that those using the rooms are no longer blinded by the sun.
Secondly, SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC effectively prevents rooms from overheating – because the intelligent glass regulates the energy balance by controlling the total energy transmittance. Thirdly, coordinated with the other two parameters, the glass limits the maximum amount of daylight transmittance.
The three different parameters are kept in perfect balance, ensuring that a pleasant indoor climate is maintained at all times. The transitions from light to dark and vice versa are practically seamless, the change in tint is correspondingly smooth and goes almost unnoticed by the users.
Efficient use of energy
The demands for energy-efficient buildings today are higher than ever before. Thanks to SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC, solar protection elements are becoming superfluous. The intelligent glass lets in natural light and keeps heat out – so the dynamic glass effectively reduces the costs for cooling energy and electric lighting.
The results speak for themselves: SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC can reduce energy consumption by up to 20 percent, especially during peak times when energy costs are particularly high.
Simple control throughout: Every window, area or even the entire façade can be operated individually via wall switches, smart phones or tablets.
SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC increases well-being and performance: In trials, it was demonstrated that the productivity of users can be improved by 15 percent thanks to an increased amount of daylight and a permanent link to the outside.
Hospitals and their patients also derive clear benefits from SILVERSTAR DYNAMIC - patients whose rooms were supplied with sufficient daylight recovered on average eight percent more quickly than patients who were housed in darker rooms.