SageGlass selected for major smart glass project

Bagmane Group, one of India’s largest build-to-suit real estate developers, has chosen SageGlass for a project that is described as ‘the largest smart glass installation in the world’. SageGlass will provide 200,000ft² of Harmony electrochromic glass, along with controls and software for Rio Business Park, a 1,600,000ft² office development in Bangalore, India.

Electrochromic glass, also known as smart glass or dynamic glass, automatically tints throughout the day, reducing glare and regulating temperatures while letting natural light in. The technology offers both energy savings and a luxurious office experience. In a survey of French tech employees in an office equipped with SageGlass, the vast majority of those polled said that dynamic glass has a positive effect on their wellbeing at work.

“As employee wellness and sustainability become higher priorities for savvy building owners, SageGlass is in a unique position to deliver both,” said Namrata Vora, SageGlass’ vice president of sales for north America and India/Asia Pacific. “We are so pleased to partner with Bagmane Group to create a healthy, sustainable workplace for their tenants at Rio Business Park. This project will benefit from some of our latest innovations, including SageGlass Harmony — the first electrochromic glass to tint on a gradient.”

“We strive to create premiere workplace experiences for our world-class customers,” said Aditya Bagmane, the Bagmane Group’s director. “For this office development, we are working with a tech customer which expects the best. We chose SageGlass for this innovative building because of their superior smart glass offering, ability to invest in cutting-edge technology, and Saint-Gobain’s presence in India.”

The SageGlass India team will work with local glazier, Glass Wall Systems, to install and commission more than 12,000 smart glass panels at Rio Business Park for this project, which is already underway. Google will serve as the primary tenant for the space, beginning in August 2022.