Architects, building owners and glazing contractors seeking sun control solutions for their building projects now have access to SageGlass dynamic glazing throughout the continent.
Paisley Products of Canada will be distributing SageGlass in Canada. Established in 1949, the company supplies a variety of specialized products to numerous industries, including construction, automotive and aerospace. Paisley represents some of the best brands in construction materials including 3M, Dow Corning, DuPont and Saint-Gobain (a SAGE strategic partner).
According to Marlon Paisley, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, SageGlass will be a welcome product in Canada as his clients are increasingly seeking cutting-edge technologies for building envelope design.
“SageGlass represents the future of glazing technology. It is an industry leading the way to finish the curtain wall of a building. SageGlass looks aesthetically brilliant, minimizes energy loss, is simple to use, and makes the building envelope far more functional by controlling heat gain, glare and fading,” Paisley said.
In Mexico, JyS International Building Products, Inc., will serve as a SageGlass manufacturer’s representative. JyS has sold and promoted high-performance glass products and glazing materials in Latin America since 2005.
JyS owner Luis Juan y Seva sees LEED® accreditation driving an increased demand for dynamic glass in Mexico. “In the last two years, Mexico has caught on to LEED and EnergyStar, with many architects now designing buildings with these goals in mind. Because Mexico has plentiful sunshine, SageGlass’ unique controllable electrochromic glass will fit well into designs that seek to embrace the sun rather than block it with shading devices. SageGlass will be a great addition to our family of high-performance glazing products,” he said.
SageGlass is electronically tintable dynamic glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls that tints or clears at the push of button. It frees architects to use glass in their building designs, allowing building occupants to enjoy natural light and a view and connection to the outdoors. SageGlass modulates light, heat gain and glare. Rather than using conventional sun controls such as mechanized window shades, blinds and louvers that tend to block sunlight and views, SageGlass provides a solution that enhances occupant comfort and enables unobstructed views of the outdoors. By regulating solar heat gain, it conserves energy and reduces the capacity requirements of HVAC systems.
About SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.
SAGE Electrochromics is the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically tintable glass that can be tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s comfort and well-being. SageGlass can reduce a building’s cooling load by 20% and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is also a smarter, more elegant solution than conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and louvers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window industry.” SAGE is strategically partnered with the Saint-Gobain company of Paris, France, the global leader in glass and building products.