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Katerra to Integrate Kinestral’s Halio Smart-Tinting Glass Into Its Smart Buildings

Hayward, Calif.–based Kinestral Technologies announced on Wednesday that its Halio Smart-Tinting Glass will be integrated into Menlo Park, Calif.–based tech and construction company Katerra's smart homes and buildings. According to a Kinestral press release, this partnership will introduce and integrate Halio to Katerra's building management system and will eventually reduce costs associated with the product's manufacturing and sales for Kinestral's partners and customers.

Kinestral’s Halio Smart-Tinting Glass Selected for Integration into Katerra Smart Homes & Buildings

HAYWARD, Calif.–September 12, 2018–Kinestral Technologies today announced that its Halio™ smart-tinting glass has been selected for integration into smart homes and buildings by Katerra, a technology company providing end-to-end building services. The partnership will see the integration of Halio into Katerra’s building management systems...

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass by Kinestral Technologies

A joint venture between Kinestral Technologies and AGC, Halio Smart-tinting Glass begins darkening within 15 seconds and reaches its ultimate tint in under three minutes. When clear, Halio delivers a visual light transmission value of 65% and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.51.


A Case of Glass

Jul 13, 2018

These days, whenever a skyscraper gets built in a city, chances are up to 80 percent of it will be clad in glass. "Natural daylight" is the explanation for it, that precious commodity is so important to those thousands of white collar workers toiling away in the tower. Another is “the view”, giving developers the chance to charge a premium for the panorama that higher vantage points offer.

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Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment

Apr 12, 2018

We typically spend 90% of their time indoors, though our biology causes us to crave a connection to the outdoors and the natural light. This is one reason why we want as many windows as possible. Yet according to the Urban Green Council, 75% of windows, whether commercial or residential, are covered by curtains,

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Office Windows Get Smart

Mar 12, 2018

Some businesses trying to coax more productivity from workers are starting to look at their windows. That’s because the glass-sheathed modern office building poses some problems. Exposure to all the natural light streaming through those windows is supposed to help workers focus better by day and sleep better at night, research suggests.

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High-latitude Challenges: Designing for daylight

Mar 7, 2018

Daylight and view consistently rank high on a list of desirable attributes in homes, schools, and workplaces. Delivering them, however, can be challenging, as there are often competing interests. In an urban context, for example, site constraints often affect building shape, which might force façade orientations problematic for harnessing daylight.

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Smart glass turns dark in 3 mins

Feb 28, 2018

Halio, a smart-tinting glass system, lets users adjust the tint via a phone or voice. Coming to a window near you: glass that turn from clear to dark within minutes with a tap of your mobile phone. No more curtains to keep out the sun or provide privacy and you can still enjoy the view outside.

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This smart-tinting glass might make blinds and shades a thing of the past

Feb 28, 2018

Imagine having windows that tint automatically (and quickly!) based on the weather or the time of day – Halio smart-tinting glass is making this possible. Kinestral Technologies, Inc. is stirring up the market for tinted windows with the introduction of a new product called Halio. Halio is a smart-tinting glass that lets one maximise the amount of natural light coming into the space, while controlling glare and regulating the indoor climate for all day comfort.

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