SAGE offers architects and building owners brilliant views of tintable, energy-efficient SageGlass at Greenbuild

Date: 6 October 2011
Source: http://www.businesswire.com
SAGE CEO and Founder John Van Dine will present on Greenbuild session panelGreenbuild 2011TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAGE, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically tintable architectural glass, will demonstrate its energy-efficient glass this week at Greenbuild.

Greenbuild is the ideal venue to show architects and building owners a beautiful, cost-effective way to control sunlight without shades or blinds, so they can manage glare and heat while maintaining a connection to the outdoors”

“Greenbuild is the ideal venue to show architects and building owners a beautiful, cost-effective way to control sunlight without shades or blinds, so they can manage glare and heat while maintaining a connection to the outdoors,” said SAGE CEO and Founder John Van Dine.

Van Dine presents on Paladino-moderated panel

Traditional glass has earned a reputation for energy inefficiency. Glass, however, can be both a significant enabler of architectural design and a solution to the energy inefficiency of most windows. SAGE CEO and Founder, John Van Dine, will explain how new glazing technology can help produce LEED qualified, green buildings while providing architects with a means to enhance the well-being and comfort of building occupants, as part of a panel session titled From Building LEED to Being Green: The Path to Becoming a Green Economy. The session will be moderated by nationally recognized leader in sustainability, Tom Paladino, founder and president of Paladino and Company. The panel takes place Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

A new view of SAGE

Greenbuild is also the stage for the first public debut of SAGE’s new corporate website, new sunburst logo and corporate branding identity. The new branding, centered around the theme “Be Brilliant,” is designed to better express the company’s personality and reflect its mission to harness daylight’s power and make the people in buildings happier, healthier and more productive.

SageGlass in action at Greenbuild

SAGE will also be demonstrating SageGlass at the Greenbuild booth (# 6146S) throughout the four-day conference. The demos will illustrate the switching performance and energy efficiency attributes that have made SageGlass the world’s leading electrochromic glazing solution. For example, SAGE will demonstrate how SageGlass delivers a wide dynamic range in its tinting. SageGlass can be varied from 62 percent visible light transmission in its clear state down to less than two percent in its tinted state, with a solar heat gain coefficient that varies from 0.48 on the high end to 0.09 on the low end. This means that SageGlass reduces glare, controls heat, and increases occupant satisfaction under virtually any external temperature or weather condition. Said Van Dine, “Whether it is a 90 degree day and you want to manage the amount of sunlight coming into your building to reduce your cooling load or a cloudy day and you would like to expose the room to as much light as possible, SageGlass enables you to do that quickly and seamlessly.”

This unique patented technology, now in the market in hundreds of installations, results in much greater energy efficiency than conventional low-E glass, with SageGlass reducing energy in buildings by up to 20 percent, HVAC requirements as much as 30 percent and lighting energy costs by up to 60 percent.

LEGO giveaway at SAGE booth

To celebrate its participation at the Greenbuild show SAGE will hold a contest to give away four LEGO kits of some of America’s most iconic buildings from the LEGO Architecture series. With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world using the LEGO brick as a medium for reproducing esteemed structures. SAGE will be giving away kits of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater and Robie House throughout the three-day conference. Visit the SAGE booth (#6146S) for more details.

About SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.

SAGE Electrochromics is the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically tintable glass that can be tinted or untinted 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.

For more information visit:

Website: www.sageglass.com

Twitter: twitter.com/Sage_Glass

Facebook: Facebook.com/SageGlass

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/sage-electrochromics-inc.

YouTube: Youtube.com/SAGEElectrochromics

Contacts

For SAGE

Ed Marshall, 603-559-5816

emarshall@beaupre.com

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