SageGlass®, pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announces that SageGlass dynamic glass is now able to integrate with Amazon Echo to provide occupants with a more user-friendly experience while helping to streamline operational efficiencies. Building occupants can now control the dynamic glass tint via simple voice commands to optimise daylight and outdoor views while preventing heat gain and glare. This offering is expected to be integrated into larger building management systems so building owners and facilities managers can manage SageGlass along with other voice-enabled smart devices in the building.
“The use of technologies such as voice commands in buildings is growing in popularity as building owners place more emphasis on occupant comfort, convenience and productivity,” said Alain Garnier Manager Sales & Business Development SageGlass Middle East. “Customers in the Middle East value innovation and convenience. SageGlass can already be integrated with most building management systems and controlled via a mobile app, so the next natural technological progression for our dynamic glass is the use of voice commands as an added convenience to building owners and occupants. We are convinced that this latest feature will be a hit with our existing customers as well as our new users”.
SageGlass’ integration with Amazon Echo provides occupants with additional flexibility so they can control the dynamic tinting of the glass without the need for facilities management intervention, a wall switch or mobile app. Occupants can make statements such as “Alexa, ask SageGlass to reduce glare,” or “Alexa, ask SageGlass to let the warm sunshine in,” and watch the glass tint in accordance with the command. SageGlass provides smart building installation documentation and sample code, detailing how it can be integrated with other building management components and Amazon Web Services.
SageGlass completed its first Amazon Echo integration at the Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pa., and is now available for users in the Middle East.
SageGlass will be exhibiting at the Windows, Doors and Facades in Dubai from September 23 to 26th 2018, booth 1161 in Hall 6.
SageGlass is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls, such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass and Facebook.com/SageGlass.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. With 2015 sales of 39.6 billion euros, Saint-Gobain operates in 67 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain visit www.saint-gobain.com and @saintgobain.