Sanford, ME (PRWEB) May 17, 2011
Wasco Skylights, the leader in energy-efficient skylighting, will showcase the company’s latest offering which incorporates SageGlass®, dynamic window glass from SAGE Electrochromics, Inc., during Lightfair International 2011 in booth 3137 on May 17-19, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA.
“Dynamic glass is a major game-changer for those committed to a sustainable, energy-efficient future. I’d like to see every window and skylight manufacturer embrace and offer this innovation,” said Jeff Frank, CEO of Wasco Skylights.
SageGlass changes tint to optimize daylight and improve the human experience within buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight entering a building, keeping it comfortable and reducing energy consumption. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) considers dynamic glass like SageGlass to be “the next major advance in energy-efficient window technology” and holds the promise of transforming windows and skylights into a source of energy rather than an energy drain.
SageGlass reduces glare and solar heat gain while maintaining a constant view of the outdoors. When an electrical charge is conveyed through the glazing, a fine ceramic coating absorbs light and darkens. Reversing the voltage causes it to return to a clear state.
Custom variations in the degree of tinting can be programmed into the glass at the factory, allowing for intermediate levels of darkness. Tinting can be activated with a switch or integrated into a building management system to use less electricity. LBNL calculates that dynamic glass could reduce electric loads by as much as 30% in many commercial buildings.
SageGlass is GreenSpec® listed and can help owners earn up to 21 LEED points in various categories. It is available for all double-glazed Wasco products, residential and commercial.
Additional energy-efficient products featured at the booth include Wasco skylights with translucent Aerogel insulation, which can deliver up to six times the thermal value of comparable skylights, while delivering glare-free, full spectrum and diffused light.
Wasco representatives will also be available to discuss the company’s energy modeling consultative services. According to Frank, “Maximizing the benefits of natural light depends on understanding the science behind proper toplighting strategies. Not only do we offer the broadest line of skylighting products in the industry, our daylighting experts provide modeling services to help architects specify skylighting systems that perform as designed.”
For more information about Wasco Skylights, please visit wascoskylights.com or call Mary MacLeod at (207) 929-4568.
ABOUT WASCO: Founded in 1935, Wasco is a family-owned company with New England roots and a determined drive to outdo the competition in performance, selection and fast, trouble-free installation of innovative skylighting products. Wasco is one of America’s largest manufacturers of both residential and commercial skylights, employing skilled people who all share the values that make "Made in Maine" such a powerful statement: hard work, a keen desire to meet and exceed market needs, and pride in a job well done.