Saint Gobain invests to generate self-tinting ‘smart glass’ for buildings
Known for making a varied variety of glasses for construction, France based Saint Gobain Company has now claimed it stake in glass specialist Sage Electrochromics to come out with a huge factory plan that creates automatically tinting glass. Saint Gobain has forked out $80 million for a 50 percent stake in Sage Electrochromics based in Minnesota, which is known to make energy-saving windows and skylights adding a new chapter to the green building technology.
Called as “smart glass,” the glass gets its tint due to a low-voltage current created by the incoming light. The tint gets adjusted depending upon the amount of sunlight the hits the building, and helps save energy costs with reduced lighting and climate control load facilities.