The pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, SageGlass® is the ultimate connector between the built and natural environments. SageGlass tints on demand to optimize daylight, reduce glare and manage heat – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, architects and building owners can improve occupant comfort and reduce energy demand in buildings. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by more than 350 years of building science expertise.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
SageGlass electrochromic glass is a sustainable solution that allows building owners and architects to solve solar-control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics. A building can be designed to take advantage of natural daylight without compromising the connection to the outdoors, making dynamic a great fit for projects aiming to achieve sustainability certifications. By blocking sunlight on hot days and harnessing the sun’s energy on cold days, SageGlass solutions dramatically reduce energy demand and the need for HVAC, while increasing occupant comfort and well-being.
PROVEN ENERGY BENEFITS
Buildings and construction together account for 36 percent of global final energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when upstream power generation is included, according to the UN Environment and the International Energy Agency in their Global Status Report 2017. Because SageGlass dynamic glass tints intelligently based on the seasons and needs, it brings significant energy savings over the course of a building’s lifecycle. In addition to reducing the up-front material costs of shading systems, dynamic glass can also help reduce building operating costs. It reduces overall energy loads by an average of 20 percent and peak energy demand by up to 26 percent over a building’s lifecycle1.