Following the company’s plan to provide the ultimate exhibition experience by retrofitting a large curtain wall with its product, the replacement of 132 conventional glass units with SageGlass® Lightzone™ electronically tintable panels has been completed at the International Centre, Telford.
The installation, which was completed in time for The Fabricator Installer Trade (FIT) Show, the B2B event for the glass and glazing industry that takes place from the 12th-14th April, will allow UK buyers and specifiers experience the comfort and well-being offered by SageGlass®
It will also provide the FIT Show visitors with a large scale demo of the product launched for UK conservatories and domestic applications by the Minnesota-based company, a member of the Saint-Gobain Group, and its partner Clayton Glass.
A total area of 314 metres2 has been glazed with SageGlass® Lightzone™, which allows for the creation of up to three variable tint zones within a single pane of glass. In early testing the company’s technicians demonstrated the versatility of the glass by spelling the company’s name ‘SageGlass’ in the wall.
The glass is automatically controlled by four external light sensors which detect predetermined light levels at which the SageGlass® Lightzone™ will tint from the clear state of 60% light transmission, in four stages down to only 1% light transmission. Simultaneously, the solar factor will decrease down to 5%, thus providing a very efficient sun protection that will keep the building cool while leaving the glazed façade perfectly transparent and maintaining an unobstructed view to the outside.
All cable and controls are integrated in to the system and are easily installed in the existing curtain walling. Tinting and therefore light levels may be also controlled through the SageGlass® mobile app.
“This project demonstrates the ease of installation and relevance of SageGlass® as a premium sunshading solution in renovation projects” commented Olivier Gareil, Business Manager SageGlass in Europe and Middle East.
The Fabricator Installer Trade (FIT) Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on 12th, 13th 14th April 2016. Register for FREE tickets at: www.fitshow.co.uk/register