Electrochromic glass by SageGlass

SageGlass brings a minor contribution to “Life cycle cost and service life planning” criterion thanks to its impact on construction, operating and maintenance costs.

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The number of points is given for only information purpose. Saint-Gobain, in anyway, shall not guarantee or not be held liable for non-fulfillment of the certification which includes a broader package than constructions products employed for the targeted building.
Up to 4 credits (all buildings)

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To deliver whole life value by encouraging the use of life cycle costing to improve design, specification, through-life maintenance and operation, and through the dissemination of capital cost reporting to promote economic sustainability.

Requirement summary

Recognizing and encouraging the use of life cycle costing (LCC) and service life planning and the sharing of data to raise awareness and understanding. Using appropriate examples, the plan demonstrates the plan has been used to influence building and systems design to minimize (LCC) and maximize critical value.

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Our contribution

When considering the life cycle costs of a building, not only does SageGlass® impact on the construction costs, but it also influences the operating and maintenance costs. This glazing tints or clears automatically to manage daylight and heat, without the need for additional blinds. By decreasing a building’s peak cooling load, SageGlass reduces both annual operating costs and initial costs associated with HVAC peak capacity. This produces savings on a building’s energy needs
and therefore optimizes energy efficiency.

In addition, no special maintenance is required for SageGlass electrochromic glass. Cleaning can be done with typical
glass cleaning solutions, in the same way as for conventional glazing.

Did you know?

SageGlass often costs the same or less than conventional glass when you consider the total cost of ownership.
Traditional methods of controlling sunlight quickly add up. With traditional low-E (low-Emissivity) glass you need to
budget for:

  • Shades/blinds (plus installation and maintenance)
  • Exterior sunshades (plus transport and installation)
  • Larger HVAC systems
  • Increased energy usage
  • Lighting & cooling solutions
  • Peak demand charges

With SageGlass you need to budget for: SageGlass, period.