Thermochromic University Project

Dynamic Thermochromic Glazing
June 1, 2016
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September 18, 2018

Thermochromic University Project

The Project
International Glass Consultants Were contacted by a major UK architectural firm to provide assistance on a project requiring Suntuitve Thermochromic glazed fins. The glazed fins are for installation on the external facade of a new UK University campus building to provide adaptive solar shading. (for information on thermochromic glazing please see IGC products page)
 
The Challenge
IGC are the UK authorised agent for the Suntuitive Thermochromic inter-layer technology, due to this IGC have been tasked with providing performance characteristics and sourcing the glass processor to deliver the final product. Suntuitve technology has yet to be formally used in the UK on a commercial project thus far and as such it is IGC’s task to work with glass processors whom can not only successfully trial the technology during the glass laminating process but also be capable of processing glass to the desired size of over 4m x 0.6m.
The Solution
IGC worked with a number of different glass processors globally to find the best fit for manufacture of these large Suntuitive panels. Ultimately the final processor whom should they could provide the right product in the most efficient manner was Via Solis. Via Solis are a specialist glass processor based in Vilnius in Lithuania. IGC visited Via Solis to ensure they were capable of manufacture and to negotiate the terms.
The Outcome
This project is currently in manufacture and expected to be completed late 2018.