AUBURN HILLS — Auburn Hills-based Guardian Industries Inc. and Milpitas, Calif.-based Soladigm Thursday announced that the companies are working together to market and sell Soladigm Dynamic Glass in the commercial buildings sector.
The partnership positions Soladigm for global adoption of its dynamic glass product and provides Guardian with an innovative architectural glass technology for its customers.
Guardian will incorporate Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass product into its SunGuard advanced architectural glass portfolio of solutions with the introduction of a SunGuard EC product line. Guardian SunGuard will also integrate the new product into its Build with Light marketing program, an initiative that connects architects, glaziers and select fabricators with its product line.
Soladigm Dynamic Glass uses electrochromic technology to switch from clear to tinted on demand, and enables control of heat and glare in buildings while providing greater comfort, uninterrupted views, and natural daylight. Soladigm Dynamic Glass can significantly reduce heating, ventilation and air conditioning energy usage in commercial buildings, in particular during times of peak load.
“Dynamically tinting architectural glass will substantially enhance building energy efficiency and occupant comfort,” said Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president. “We have been carefully evaluating the landscape for the right technology that is ready for scale and widespread adoption. We have been impressed by Soladigm’s unique approach and the rapid progress they have made in bringing dynamic glass technology to the industry. We are excited to be partnering with Soladigm, and look forward to providing this innovative product to our customers.”
Added Rao Mulpuri, CEO of Soladigm: “Guardian is a worldwide architectural glass provider, with a strong depth of expertise in glass technology and the building construction industry. We are excited to be working with Guardian as a go-to-market partner. Guardian’s extensive sales and distribution channels will provide rapid growth for Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass product on a global scale.”
The dynamic glass product will be on display at the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition May 17-19 in Washington, D.C.