Hospital maximizes light with tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass at Fairview Ridges Hospital also boosts energy efficiency

August 18, 2014

Electronically tintable glass at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minn., boosts energy efficiency and maximizes natural light, according to an article on the FacilityCare website.

When architects designed a two-story atrium, the all-glass enclosure with south, west and east-facing walls presented a sun control and energy usage problem in terms of glare and solar heat gain.

Cleanliness and maintenance was another reason for choosing a tintable glazing product, according to the article. 

The glass selected changes tint automatically throughout the day based on light sensors and the sun’s movement. The system also includes a manual tinting control to provide flexibility.

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