PPG has announced that it is adding SageGlass®, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and a product of Saint-Gobain, to its Marketing Alliance Partnership Program.
The agreement enables PPG to promote SageGlass in communication and promotional activities with the goal of helping architects design more sustainable, visually compelling and comfortable buildings.
SageGlass controls sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing the glare, fading and overheating that sunlight can cause. Electronically tintable SageGlass is an ideal complement to tinted and low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by PPG, which can be specified for adjacent sections of a building facade that do not require the dynamic capabilities of switchable glass.
SageGlass electrochromic glass includes standard double and triple pane insulating glass units (IGUs) in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors that can be integrated into most framing systems.
“PPG has exceptional brand strength built on a long history of innovative products, reliable service and technical prowess. We are proud to partner with them,” said Dr. Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “Between PPG and SageGlass, we will be able to reach more architects than ever with our industry-leading technology. This joint effort will help further the growth of occupant-sensitive building design, while also providing building owners with energy-saving benefits.”
Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, flat glass, said the partnership enables PPG to offer architects a richer selection of solutions to their design challenges. “SageGlass is the acknowledged leader in the rapidly advancing field of dynamic glazing. Our two organizations share a commitment to exceptional product performance, customer service and technical innovation that can help architects construct more beautiful, sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.”
For more information, log onto www.ppgideascapes.com, or visit PPG in booth 3831 or SageGlass in booth 1909 during the AIA Convention 2016, the annual gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in Philadelphia, May 19-21.