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cent, according to Erich Klawhun, vice
president of product management at
the costs of dynamic glass
“View dynamic glass reduces overall
HVAC energy consumption by limiting
unwanted heat gain in the summer,but
allowing beneﬁcial passive heat gain in
winter by using a tiny electrical voltage
to the electrochromic nano-coatings to
darken the tint which deﬂects solar ra-
diation,” says Klawhun.
He also emphasizes that increased
worker productivity and decreased
absenteeism due to the better atmo-
sphere created by glass adds to overall
into their budget, and some
might not want to replace The Wisp power and control bar blocks
a building’s existing win- approximately 3 percent of the window.
dows. In those instances,
there is another way to receive the desired beneﬁts of dynamic glass.
According to iGlass Technology Inc. CMO Maxim Khabur, the company’s poly-
mer ﬁlm is a cost-effective alternative compared to dynamic glass that can
be used to retroﬁt windows.
It is designed as a retroﬁt product, [for] upgrading existing windows, not
replacing them. As a polymer multilayer ﬁlm, it can be cut and bent to ﬁt any
window curvature and shape,” says Khabur. “Our Wisp technology uses low
voltage for operation, which eliminate all electrical works. “There is no wiring
or cabling involved.”
According to Khabur, the sandwich ﬁlm has an electrochromic polymer
composition between the two transparent ﬂexible electrodes. Wisp isn’t in-
dium tin oxide-based, meaning it is less fragile and can be installed on the
Existing windows can be upgraded from the inside of a building without
removing the windows. A power and control bar is snapped to the bottom
of each window, with a solar panel facing outside. It blocks approximately 3
percent of the window size.
Privacy Glass, Please
Healthcare is Innovative Glass Corp.’s
fastest growing sector. Patient privacy
laws play a role, but the company’s LC
Privacy Glass also provides crucial
“Our privacy glass assists in infec-
tion control. Hospitals that use privacy
glass don’t need to put up curtains
or blinds, which acquire bacteria,”
says Anthony Branscum, vice presi-
dent of architectural sales at Innova-
tive Glass. “The privacy glass is more
easily cleaned, which puts patients
and hospital staff at less risk while
allowing hospitals to move patients
Privacy glass also adds an extra ele-
ment of safety to a building’s interior.
“All privacy glass is laminated, so
by the nature of the fact that it is lam-
inated it does provide some additional
security and performs as a Category II
safety glass,”says Pulp Studio CEO Ber-
The CenturyLink Technology Center features 37,000 square feet of View Glass’ nard Lax.
As glass continues to be incorpo-
rated in projects nationwide, the glass
the building occupants. Saving energy industry is working to meet the needs
Transparency is a great beneﬁt of and having more architectural freedom, of architects, and the people who will
glass, but its properties also allow for which allows for more glass and smaller eventually use their buildings. n
more sun to pass inside buildings.This HVAC systems, are also import-
can increase the internal temperature ant factors to both architects
and, subsequently, the use of energy to and building owners, especially
cool a building.Dynamic glass can help if standards like LEED are being
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Dynamic glass [products] are speci- tor of marketing Patrick Lentz.
Dynamic glass can reduce
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ﬁed where architects and building own-
ers place extra value on the comfort of electricity use by up to 20 per-
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