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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. From a symbolic standpoint, it represents progress and if you are looking from the outside, has a shiny appearance that adds a touch of class.

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,

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


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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Halio is a smart glass that can darken on demand within 3 minutes

Feb 5, 2018

You’ve heard about smart homes, smart speakers, and smart TVs. But what about smart glass? Halio is a new smart-tinting glass that has made its way to Singapore. Made by Kinestral Technologies, Halio can tint automatically or on demand. It’s now available for both commercial and residential buildings.

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Big pay gains for US workers contribute to Wall St. sell-off

Feb 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest pace in eight years, evidence that low unemployment is forcing some employers to pay more to keep or attract workers.

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