Viracon Introduces Smart Glass Powered by Halio
July 13, 2021
Viracon is introducing Viracon Plus smart glass powered by Halio, a self-tinting smart glass solution that incorporates Halio Inc.’s electrochromic technology into Viracon’s insulating glass units. The product optimizes occupant comfort through autonomously adjusting tint levels such that energy consumption is reduced while natural light is maximized, say officials.
Halio technology enables a clear view of the world when untinted, and a cool neutral gray when tinted.C Cloud-based control, combined with IoT sensors, a rooftop skycam and a large internet pipe enable rapid, incremental response to changing conditions outside, inside and via automated demand response from the utility company. Halio maximizes healthy, natural light while restricting excessive heat and glare at the building’s façade.
“As the technological leader in electrochromic glass, with years of development underlying these breakthroughs, Halio is committed to producing the most advanced solution that excels in both form and function, delivering the world’s most beautiful smart glass,” says Burce Soh, Halio CEO. “With Viracon Plus smart glass powered by Halio, we are arming architects and developers to meet the challenges of climate change without compromising beauty or window-to-wall ratios.”
Building managers can harmonize lighting, HVAC and the building façade systems, reducing the need for exterior shades and interior blinds. Buildings glazed with Viracon Plus smart glass powered by Halio have the intelligence to operate autonomously and to be future-proofed against tighter codes, say officials.