FARIBAULT, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, today announced that its dynamic glass has earned four industry awards. The recognitions include: Commercial Architecture magazine’s Dynamic Glass Product of the Year award; Building Design + Construction magazine’s Top 101 Products award; USGlass magazine’s Green Design award and its Reader’s Choice award in the electrochromic glass category. SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, was selected for these awards for its superior ability to control sunlight to optimize daylight, maintain outdoor views, and enhance occupant comfort by preventing glare and heat gain.
“Our entire team at SageGlass strives to offer the most innovative dynamic glass on the market, and we’re honored to be recognized by some of the top publications in our industry,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “As the adoption of dynamic glass continues to increase across nearly every building sector, recognitions like these help further solidify SageGlass’ position as the superior solar control solution. We look forward to continued growth in the year ahead.”
Commercial Architecture magazine selected SageGlass as the 2016 Dynamic Glass Product of the Year in the windows and doors category. Each year in the December issue, Commercial Architecture highlights the products that have generated the most inquiries from readers over the past 12 months. Winners are presented in six categories: interiors; exteriors; HVAC and plumbing; lighting and electrical; windows and doors; and building technology.
SageGlass’ electrochromic glass installation at the Museum of Science, Boston, received the Top 101 Product recognition from Building Design + Construction magazine. This award is chosen by the magazine’s readers based on the rate in which they engaged with SageGlass’ messaging through the magazine. The Top 101 Products feature was in the December issue.
Featured in the November issue of USGlass magazine, SageGlass’ installation at the Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Colorado was recognized in the 2016 Green Design awards. All of this year’s winning projects incorporated unique glazing details and made bold use of not only high-performance products, but also the environment in which they are located. Additionally, in the December issue, SageGlass was highlighted as a USGlass Readers’ Choice award winner in the electrochromic glass category based on a 2016 online survey of products.
SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls, such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass and Facebook.com/SageGlass.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement.
In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Experience our innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.
Backed by its experience and capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance building materials that provide innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2015 sales of 39.6 billion euros, Saint-Gobain operates in 66 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, visit www.saint-gobain.com and @saintgobain on Twitter or download the “Saint-Gobain Shareholder” application for tablets and smartphones.