Research Frontiers to Present at IFMA’s Facility Fusion 2011

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Research Frontiers to Present Energy Efficiency, Security and Occupant Well-Being Benefits of Smart Glass at IFMA’s Facility Fusion 2011
Research Frontiers’ (Nasdaq: REFR) Director of Market Development, Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D., will give a presentation entitled “Smart Glass: Sustainability and Security for High-Performance Buildings” at Facility Fusion 2011 on March 23, 2011 at 1:30PM at The Westin – Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA.
Dr. Sottile’s presentation devotes particular attention to the energy-saving potential of smart glass, examines specialized smart glass configurations that offer advanced security benefits to protect people and facilities, and reviews how smart glass supports broader sustainability objectives related to occupant well-being.
Smart glass products using SPD light-control technology can lower energy used for cooling, heating, and interior lighting. On warm days, for example, SPD-Smart(TM) products can be tinted to reject up to 95% of incoming solar energy, thus reducing heat build-up and lowering the amount of energy used for cooling. Likewise, on colder days, these products can be adjusted to more light-transmissive states to harvest solar energy and reduce heating costs. According to the New Buildings Institute, daylight harvesting strategies have the potential to provide annual savings of 35% to 60% on artificial lighting energy. SPD-Smart products offer facility managers excellent daylight harvesting potential because of their wide range of light transmission, precise control over incoming light, and easy integration with building automation systems. Advanced security configurations also are now available in SPD-Smart products, including those that offer blast- and ballistic-resistance, and anti-eavesdropping capabilities. SPD-Smart products reduce glare, offer privacy, block more than 99% of harmful UV light, and improve indoor air quality – all features that promote the well-being of individuals.
Made using patented light-control SPD film developed by Research Frontiers, SPD-SmartGlass(TM) is the world’s fastest-switching variably tintable dynamic glazing technology. It is the only dimmable window technology that gives users the ability to instantly and precisely control the level of shading to any point between very dark and clear. This provides exceptional control over incoming solar energy while also adding to user comfort and protecting interiors. Available in both glass and lightweight polycarbonate substrates, SPD-Smart™ products – windows, skylights, doors, partitions, sunroofs and more – are laminated glazings that offer a distinctive combination of sustainability and security, can be controlled manually or automatically, and are available in custom sizes and fabrications for new construction, replacement and retrofit projects.
Facility Fusion 2011 is hosted by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the world’s largest international association for professional facility managers with more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. More information about Facility Fusion 2011, to be held March 23-25, 2011, is available from the event website.
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For inquiries, to arrange a presentation, or to visit the Research Frontiers Design Center, please contact:
Research Frontiers Inc.
Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D.
Director of Market Development
(516) 364-1902

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