SAGEGLASS ANNOUNCES THREE COMPLETED INSTALLATIONS IN COMMERCIAL OFFICE SECTOR

SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announced three completed commercial office installations in Nebraska, Iowa and California. SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, was chosen for its ability to control sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating to create a productive and comfortable work environment.

SageGlass dynamic glass was installed on the curtain wall of the office of Advent, an Omaha, Neb.-based law firm, to solve heat gain and glare. By proactively combating solar gain and glare, SageGlass will not only enhance the comfort and productivity of the firm’s workspace, but will also allow Advent to lease part of the 47,000-square-foot building to other tenants.  The architect Purdy & Slack Associates chose SageGlass for its design flexibility since the dynamic glass is capable of being adjusted to meet future high-end modern layouts. A study at the University of Oregon found that 10 percent of employee absences could be attributed to architectural elements that did not connect with nature. By installing SageGlass dynamic glass, Advent will allow its employees to maintain their connection to the outdoors and will create a healthy and productive environment for them.

A curtain wall of SageGlass dynamic glass was installed on the North pavilion and Southeast conference room of Sukup Manufacturing’s corporate headquarters in Sheffield, Iowa. The family-owned business, which has grown significantly over the last 12 years, wanted to invest in a new corporate headquarters featuring large expanses of glass. The project architect, Bergland + Cram Architects, chose SageGlass dynamic glass for its ability to provide unobstructed views of the outdoors as well as reduce solar heat gain and glare.  

SageGlass was also installed at the offices of Landry Design Group, an award-winning architecture design studio based in Los Angeles, to solve issues with west-facing glare. The building, which was originally an animal hospital, was renovated into a high-end office space tailored to meet the firm’s needs for cutting-edge design as well as maximum functionality.  Landry Design Group chose to install SageGlass dynamic glass for its ability to prevent heat gain and glare as well as connect employees to the natural environment to experience the biophilic impact of nature, including stress reduction and increased clarity of thought.

“Our installations at the corporate headquarters of Advent, Sukup Manufacturing and Landry Design Group demonstrate SageGlass dynamic glass’ growing momentum in the commercial office sector,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “Our dynamic glass helps to create more productive workplaces by providing access to natural daylighting and improving overall employee well-being. It’s exciting to see our rapid growth in the commercial sector as architects and building owners learn and experience how dynamic glass enhances the work environment.”


In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS Deutschland GmbH