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Sage features tintable energy-efficient SageGlass at Greenbuild 2011

October 28, 2011 - Sage, a manufacturer of electronically tintable architectural glass, showcased its energy-efficient SageGlass earlier this month at Greenbuild 2011. SageGlass can be varied from 62% visible light transmission in its clear state down to less than 2% in its tinted state, with a solar heat gain coefficient that varies from 0.48 on the high end to 0.09 on the low end, it says. According to the company, SageGlass delivers greater energy efficiency than conventional low-E glass by reducing energy by up to 20%, HVAC requirements as much as 30% and lighting energy costs by up to 60%. Other benefits of the glass include reducing glare, controling heat, and increasing occupant satisfaction under virtually any external temperature or weather condition, it adds.

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Energy Management Canada associate editor Alyssa Dalton stopped by the Sage booth at Greenbuild 2011. CLICK HERE to see her photos from the tradeshow floor.