Suntuitive self-tinting glass is simple --
It uses heat from direct sunlight to tint when necessary. As the sun moves across the sky, Suntuitive Glass will cool and return to clear. At night or in cloudy conditions, when direct sun is not present, Suntuitive Glass remains clear and allows as much daylighting as possible.
Suntuitive Glass is the most advanced, yet simplest, dynamic glass technology available. With Suntuitive Glass, architects, building owners, building professionals and home owners can specify an adaptive glazing system that transitions seamlessly between clear and tinted.
Daylighting and View
Suntuitive Glass preserves your view by reducing the need for shades, overhangs and other light-blocking devices. On days of intense sun, when you might be forced to pull a shade or blind with traditional glass, Suntuitive Glass will gradually darken for you to balance the intensity of light and preserve your view.
Even in its darkest state you will be able to clearly see out of the glass. Since Suntuitive Glass is adaptive and responsive it creates a more consistent level of daylighting than traditional glass.
Suntuitive Glass utilizes heat from direct sunlight and is completely off-the-grid. Since there are no wires or electrical devices the system is durable and maintenance-free.
In addition, Suntuitive high-performance glass presents opportunities to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from building operation and can contribute toward LEED certification.
Suntuitive Glass is a building block that can be used with many other glass technologies to meet and exceed nearly every building code and design need including: bird-friendly, safety, blast resistant, high performance, energy efficient, hurricane impact and noise-deadening glass.
Heat Gain Control
The more intense the sun is on Suntuitive Glass the darker it will become, which drastically reduces the solar heat gain allowed through the glass. This blocks the heat before it enters the building.
The greatest energy savings from Suntuitive Glass come during times of peak energy consumption, when energy costs are higher, saving you money and preserving the environment.
Suntuitive Glass can lower costs associated with air conditioning, artificial lighting and heating, which is up to 50% of a building’s total energy consumption, as well as enable a building’s heating and cooling systems to be significantly downsized.
Suntuitive Glass meets and exceeds California Title 24 codes.
With unobstructed views you can spot a threat before it reaches your building. Suntuitive Glass provides improved security, forced entry protection and impact resistance. The glass shields occupants and interiors from 100% of UV light and other significant sources of fading, improving the lifespan of furnishings.
Suntuitive windows help create a naturally balanced and comfortable environment that promotes occupant well-being and productivity. From reducing outside noise to creating consistent light levels, Suntuitive works for you so you can keep working.
Suntuitive Glass is a bird-friendly glass. After thoroughly testing Suntuitive Glass the American Bird Conservatory has found Suntuitive Glass to be effective to help stop birds hitting windows. Presently Self Tinting Suntuitive Glass is the only Dynamic Glass on the market to carry this bird-friendly label. Since it carries a comparatively low Material Threat Factor it is an excellent glass choice in receiving the LEED Credit 55, Bird Collision Deterrence, as it helps to reduce the overall Bird Collision Threat Rating.
Suntuitive Glass is effective without any visible patterns. This allows architects full design freedom, without any aesthetic drawbacks!
Suntuitive Glass as a solution --
With traditional glass, the performance and tint are fixed – but the environmental conditions are always variable. Finding the right balance between visible light transmission (VLT) and solar heat gain requires compromise and the glass is either too dark or there is too much heat and light creating the necessity for external sun shades and/or internal shading devices. The view to the outdoors becomes obstructed at best, or eliminated altogether, and the heat from the sun still enters the building.
Suntuitive Glass continuously provides the perfect balance of light and heat while always preserving your view - which is the real reason for a window to begin with.