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Switchable glass benefits to commercial premises

Windows and partition walls are an important feature of any commercial property. Through the use of the right kind of windows and partition walls you can add elegance and light to any conference room. On the other hand, old windows could be a main source of unwanted heat loss in the winter.

Microsoft Lisbon HQ Switchable Glass image

Microsoft in Lisbon- Switchable Glass On

Five main benefits of using privacy switchable glass:

Modern Visual Appeal of the Offices

Privacy Switchable Glass by Smartglass creates multi-functional spaces that adapt and respond to the needs of users at the flick of a switch. It can be easily used in partition screens, windows, doors, roof-lights and security screens to offer the room a modern look.

An image of switchable glass installed at Microsoft's Portuguese HQ

Microsoft in Lisbon- Switchable Glass Off

Did you know?

Research has shown that 73% of office workers agree that natural daylight was extremely important to them and has a significant effect on their productivity at work.

Protect interiors from the sun exposure

It is difficult to keep the right light balance within an office environment. There is no doubt that natural light is very important but long sun exposure can increase inside temperature and damage furniture.  At the same time, we all wish to have premises filled by as much natural light from the sun as possible. Using curtains protects interiors from the sun exposure but limits the natural light.

Privacy Smartglass provides simple and reversible states of transparency with little alteration of light level making it an ideal solution for office interiors where lighting is fundamental. Smartglass offers high a quality solution that can fully eliminate the need for curtains and quickly upgrade the visual appeal of the premises.

Solar Smartglass solution

Solar Smartglass is a laminate glass that offers exceptional strength and safety. Moreover, it can be automatically ‘tuned’ to different levels of darkness allowing complete solar glare control. The ability to instantly switch the glass to maximize daylight when it’s really needed and to provide controllable solar shading during peak light conditions is valuable and unique.

Cutting Back on Energy Loss

As electricity prices increase, it is very important to monitor heating and air-conditioning expenditure. With power rates going up by the day, you need a mechanism to cut back on how much you spend on heating and air-conditioning. Solar Smartglass offers full control of solar glare and has been shown to reduce the thermal transmittance through a glass which directly cuts down on associated costs. It is a perfect solution to combat the negative effects of direct sunlight including; heat, glare and UV effect automatically keeping the energy bill low.

High Privacy Level

A commercial building may include many offices. We understand that each individual space may have different privacy needs. Privacy Smartglass can help to create small subdivisions providing the ideal environment of privacy. Moreover an office space might need to change the function throughout the day. Glass partitions that use switchable glass offer privacy at the flick of a switch and reduce noise level.

Acoustic Switchable Glass

Switchable Privacy Glass by Smartglass can be fully integrated with acoustic glass that will provide increased comfort to the office users and help to decrease any unwanted noise pollution. It is an advanced technology that will allow the highest level of privacy and comfort without compromising on the daylight level.

Secure Privacy Glass by Smartglass

Privacy Glass by Smartglass is a laminated safety glass. That means in the case of a breakage, the pieces do not shard and harm people nearby. Similar to a car windscreen, pieces remain safely together.

For high security commercial needs Privacy SmartGlass can be combined with the latest ballistic, fire and attack resistant glass to create a safe privacy screen able to withstand significant force.

All Privacy SmartGlass panels and windows are bespoke manufactured using a lamination process which encapsulates a PDLC film between two or more glass sheets. Various configurations can be supplied to suit any need. Contact us for more details.

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