Better occupant comfort, increased productivity, saved energy and reduced CO2 emissions in buildings
Architects are increasingly adopting Dynamic glazing as an efficient all-in-one solution that combines advantages of comfort, energy savings, solar control and flexible architecture in commercial and institutional buildings.
TOP BENEFITS OF COMFORT DYNAMIC GLASS
In addition to economical benefits, Dynamic Comfort glass TM increases occupant comfort and productivity and allows occupants’ unobstructed views even in the tinted state. Studies have shown that this benefit increases productivity by 0.5–5 percent annually with improvements of indoor air quality, increased daylight and better control of office temperatures. People perform better and are more satisfied with their jobs when they have a view to the outdoors and exposure to natural daylight. Exposure to daylight has also been shown beneficial for health treatment at hospitals and study results at academic facilities.
The case studies of recent building projects and numerous industry analyses have proven the value of Dynamic glass in terms of achieving a very low-energy-consumption building model. According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) energy saving studies, Dynamic glass can reduce energy costs of commercial buildings by up to 28% and eliminate up to 60% of daily lighting energy needs. Dynamic glass can benefit the owner of the building by: • 10% to 20% reductions in operating costs • 15-24% peak demand reduction • 25% decrease in HVAC system size
SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION
Sustainability appears to have come on its own: green design is accepted, embraced and even preferred in most building projects- the construction industry has been changing quickly and buildings that were at the leading edge in terms of sustainability just a few years ago are now more standard. Increasing energy code stringency and market demand creates a challenging task for design teams to deliver innovative solutions to traditional architecture. This forced governments of the countries to increase energy code stringency implementing new building design standards as LEED, BREEM or Net Zero Energy Building (nZEB’s).
Higher efficient Dynamic Comfort glass TM enables designers to use more glass while still meeting the performance objectives of building energy codes and standards. Presently, typical office buildings have some type of interior or exterior solar controls devices such as mini–blinds or roller shades, the design view of which is often disrupts architecture of the façade. Self-tinting Comfort glass makes light control with out need add-on devices. In fact, the use of Comfort glass provides to the architect an ability to design facades with more glass without energy loss.