The CMS Innovation Hub provides a showcase facility for the latest energy saving products and devices for green homes and buildings.Our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of eight founding partners of the Hub, which officially opened last month with a ceremony featuring Fergus Ewing, Scotland’s energy minister.
A diversity of products ranging from windows and doors to wall insulation and heat pumps all work in concert to demonstrate how we can achieve high levels of thermal insulation, energy efficiency, lower CO2 emissions and improved security in sustainable buildings.
Builders, architects, specifiers, contractors and homeowners can take advantage of the Innovation Hub to meet with SageGlass, Saint-Gobain and other manufacturers to learn how they can incorporate the new technologies into their building projects. Alongside the exhibition space there is a seminar room for up to 90 people as well as break-out meeting spaces for use by local schools, colleges and community organizations.
The 10,000 square foot facility in Lanarkshire, Scotland, was reborn from a disused warehouse that was facing demolition. After being retrofitted with external “stone wool” insulation blocks, SageGlass and other energy efficient windows, and an air source heat pump with an intelligent heat recovery system, it now has an A-rating for energy efficiency.
Electronically tintable SageGlass is one of several Saint-Gobain exterior and interior glass products featured in a Saint-Gobain zone within the Innovation Hub. Others include EcoClear sealed units, Contraflam fire-resistant glass, and Stadip Silence for enhanced noise reduction inside properties. It also showcases a range of interior and decorative products including Vitrio back-painted glass and Tex Glass laminated glass with beautiful fabrics encapsulated inside.
We are proud to join our other Saint-Gobain companies in giving architects, builders and others a “one-stop-shop” for exploring the range of new glass technologies that will contribute to a sustainable future.