The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Names SPD-SmartGlass To Its Green List Of Sustainable Solutions

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Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) licensee SmartGlass International has announced that its SPD-SmartGlass(TM) has been named to “The Green List” of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Headquartered in London, RICS is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. A total of 50 people, projects, innovations and initiatives helping to create a greener global architectural environment are included on the list, which is featured in the June 2011 issue of the Institution’s Modus Magazine.
Further information about SPD-SmartGlass being named to “The Green List” by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is available in SmartGlass International’s news release.
Made with patented light-control SPD film developed by Research Frontiers, SPD-SmartGlass 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 solar energy while also adding to user comfort and protecting interiors. Available in both glass and lightweight polycarbonate substrates, SPD-Smart(TM) products – windows, sunroofs, skylights, doors, partitions and more – are laminated glazings that offer a distinctive combination of energy efficiency and security, can be controlled manually or automatically, and are available in custom sizes and fabrications for original equipment, new construction, replacement and retrofit projects.
In making this premier list of sustainable solutions for the architectural environment, SPD-SmartGlass is recognized for its ability to regulate the amount of solar energy entering a building and for being able to selectively harvest natural light into interior spaces. Solar energy control gives building operators and homeowners the ability to more effectively manage solar heat gain and thus reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer months and heating during winter. Daylight harvesting strategies reduce energy use by decreasing reliance on artificial lighting. This unique combination of solar control and daylight harvesting strategies also improve occupant comfort and well-being.
In January 2011, SmartGlass International announced that a new study published by the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge concluded that SPD-Smart(TM) light-control windows are exceptionally energy efficient, reducing solar heat gain by as much as 90%.
SmartGlass International is a leading worldwide manufacturer of electronically switchable glass supplied to the commercial, hospitality, healthcare, transport and security, industrial, exhibition and exclusive residential sectors. The company recently tripled its smart glass production capacity with a new factory capable of producing over 400,000 square feet of smart glass per year. This factory, located in Dublin, Ireland, includes state-of-the-art lamination and glass fabrication facilities.
Additional information about SPD-SmartGlass from SmartGlass International is available on the company’s website.
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