Furthermore, “particular research in biophilic design has stressed the role of connection to nature in supporting our health and well-being, which can be achieved through external views and daylight”. Garnier notes that going forward, access to natural light, quality views through windows, protection from glare and thermal comfort must be taken into account.
SageGlass and parent company Saint-Gobain are putting these elements at the heart of their product development; providing solutions in occupant comfort and building sustainability to actors in the value chain of the building industry. Garnier insists that “The Gaia Awards a great way to reach out to all influencers in the Middle East”.
The dynamic glazing is already installed in several prestigious projects in the U.A.E. The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai has incorporated SageGlass solutions in the façades of their administrative and sports facilities as a show of environmental responsibility, as well as protecting students from heat and glare.
Last year’s winning product is also installed in villas and high-end residential projects where occupant comfort and the view to the outside is a key decision factor.
The Gaia Awards will return to Dubai for a 10th edition during The Big 5 Dubai 2017, held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 26 – 29 November. Entries will soon be open to exhibitors of The Big 5 Dubai, as well as those of newly co-located The Big 5 Solar. The Big 5 Solar 2017 further pursues the escalating green demands in the GCC construction industry.
The Big 5 Dubai is the largest construction event in the Middle East, and is the global meeting place for suppliers looking to meet with key buyers and distributers in the dedicated product sectors.
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