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Dynamic glazing

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Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

Learn more about glass and what you can do with it.

Design with glass

There’s almost no limit to what you can create with glass.

Build with glass

Glass is the ultimate building element, and can be tailored to each project.

Glass for your home

We’re helping glass inspire more homes than ever before.

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BNL-BNP Paribas

Due to the clever structural glazing, the aesthetics are visually appealing, reflecting the building’s surroundings on all sides.

cube berlin

Architects 3XN have created deliberate geometric transformations that create a prismatic pattern of triangular surface reliefs.

NOBU HOTEL

Nobu Hotel Warsaw embraces the city’s charisma to create a genuinely unique, stunning structure in this cultural hub.

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Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Sustainability

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

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Glass Analytics

Access our comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical tools

BIM objects

Download and use our standardized Guardian BIM content to create project specific BIM files

Seminars and online learning

For anyone who is interested in learning more about glass and its use

Visual comfort, thermal comfort and energy savings

In buildings, it is always important to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants. Natural light and uninterrupted views of the outdoors can improve productivity, focus and creativity of occupants.

Today, glazing for buildings is still dominated by the use of mechanical sun protection devices such as blinds and shades, which actually block the views of the outside and prevent natural light entering the building. By using a Dynamic Glazing solution – sometimes referred to as switchable glass, dynamic shading or intelligent glass – the glazing tints it-self dynamically, adapting to varying light conditions to offer instantaneous visual and thermal comfort to the building’s occupants.

Leading product solutions

eyrise® s350 Instant Solar Shading Windows perfectly complement Guardian's high performance glass solutions particularly the Guardian SunGuard® range of advanced solar control glass products.

Leading product solutions

State-of-the-art dynamic glass

Compared to other dynamic glazing solutions available in the market, according to Merck, eyrise® s350 Instant Solar Shading Windows have the fastest switching speed, most neutral colour rendering, and is based on Merck’s licrivision® liquid crystal technology, omnipresent in everyday LCD screens.

State-of-the-art dynamic glass

How do eyrise® Instant Solar Shading Windows work?

At the heart of eyrise® s350 Instant Solar Shading Windows is Merck licrivision® technology, a transparent liquid crystal mixture added with specific dye molecules tailored to the colour needs of the application. Prompted by low voltage, the mixture molecules of this liquid crystal cell change orientation and therefore regulate the amount of light and heat passing through.

Dynamic Glazing Diagram v2

With eyrise® Instant Solar Shading Windows and Guardian SunGuard® solar control glass, a complete range of solutions with unparallel aesthetics for structural facades is now available. View the video below to find out more about how eyrise® Dynamic Liquid Crystal Windows work:

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Key Benefits of Dynamic Glazing Solution

Improves users’ visual comfort / higher occupant productivity
  • Reduces diffused and reflected sunglare.
  • Continuous view of the outside environment.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for mechanical blinds or shades.
  • Improves daylight autonomy (reduces the use of artificial lighting).
Energy efficiency – reduced overheads and running costs
  • Compared to standard double-glazed windows, it provides possibility for energy savings through optimised G-value, particularly in terms of reduced cooling (air conditioning) running costs for the building.
Improves the value of the building/green building certification adds value
  • For building owners, green or wellness building certifications such as BREEAM, LEED, WELL can help to achieve higher rents and greater occupancy levels than lower ranked buildings. Tenants are usually willing to pay a premium for this.
Improves users’ thermal comfort
  • Optimised solar control performance with fast adaption to changing light conditions and the G-value.

Reducing the need for traditional blinds or shades

The primary functions of eyrise® windows are to provide immediate shading comfort, reduced sun glare, improved thermal comfort, while allowing plenty of natural light and preserving views of the outside.

Disclaimer: eyrise® is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany or its affiliates.

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