HAYWARD, Calif. – Kinestral Technologies, Inc., maker of Halio™, the world’s most responsive smart-tinting glass, received Architectural Products Magazine’s 2017 Product Innovation Award (PIA) in the Specialty Glazing category. Halio smart-tinting glass, which looks like ordinary glass until it tints, is an advanced daylight management system designed to harness the health benefits of natural light, maximize views, and maintain thermal comfort while reducing energy costs.
The Product Innovation Award follows recognition by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, which named Kinestral Technologies a recipient of the 2017 North American Smart Glass New Product Innovation Award. Frost & Sullivan cited Halio as “a strong contender in the market” that reduces energy usage by up to 40%.
“Recognition by both Frost & Sullivan and Architectural Products Magazine shows our momentum and credibility that Halio is on a path to changing the construction, architectural and design industries by providing a new approach to windows,” said Craig Henricksen, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Kinestral Technologies. “As smart homes and smart cities become more prominent, Halio will become the next generation of windows that will change how people live and work.”
The Product Innovation Awards by Architectural Products Magazine determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that run the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of 18 independent industry professionals, the program impartially reviews products and present to readers items that industry peers find innovative.
“The awards prove that commercial building manufacturers are committed to and are working arduously toward delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” said Jim Crockett, editorial director of Architectural Products Magazine.