Energy consumption is one of the hottest topics in new building construction – no pun intended. The drive to reduce energy grows more urgent as developing nations increase construction projects designed to support their economic activities. Nations closest to the Equator are those most in need of simple, reliable solutions that reduce the need for electricity. That’s where self-tinting glass comes in.
Self tinting glass is glass that tints based on the movement of the Sun. The glass remains tinted as long as it is exposed to sunlight. As the Sun moves off the glass, the glass returns to its clear, untinted condition. The glass also remains clear on cloudy days to maximize the transmission of visible light.
Unlike “smart glass,” self tinting glass doesn’t rely on electrical current to switch states. That reduces its overall cost and means that the glass can be installed virtually anywhere. The self tinting technology can also be used with a wide range of glass types, including standard window glass, safety glass, hurricane glass and sound-insulating glass.
Self tinting glass can reduce costs associated with air conditioning, heating and lighting – activities that typically account for as much as 50% of a building’s energy consumption. Self tinting glass has other benefits besides energy efficiency. Self tinting glass is bird safe, which means that it can reduce accidental collisions between birds and buildings – a major cause of bird deaths in developed areas. In addition, self tinting glass has no visible patterning in the glass. That ensures that the glass provides an unobstructed view.
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