Smart Glass Protecting Historic Pieces of Art

Date: 15 November 2011
Modern technology will soon be used to protect treasured works of art from the past. The Art Gallery at St.

Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont has announced that it will use SageGlass in its skylights to block up to 98 percent of harmful solar rays.

The smart windows are electronically controlled and tint and untint on demand to let  sun shine through while still preventing fading, glare and heat gain. In addition to protecting the gallery’s priceless collections, the glass is also expected to save energy thanks to its triple-pane glazing. Studies have shown that the glass lowers electricity costs and can help reduce energy consumption by more than 50 percent over single-pane glazing.

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