SAGE Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Shipping SageGlass Dynamic Glass

  SAGE Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Shipping SageGlass Dynamic Glass

                 A dynamic decade for electrochromic glazing

AIA Convention 2013

Business Wire

DENVER -- June 19, 2013

The past few years have seen strong momentum for market adoption of
electronically tintable dynamic windows that maximize daylight and outdoor
views. SAGE has been the pioneer of this technology for years and is
celebrating its 10-year anniversary of shipping commercial product this week
at the 2013 AIA Convention.

Since the first shipment of SageGlass® to the Palm Springs Desert Regional
Medical Center in 2003, the company’s advanced glazing technology has been
installed in hundreds of commercial and residential buildings, including some
of the world’s most significant feats of energy-efficient architecture.

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, the LEED® Platinum certified
Southface Eco Office in Atlanta, Philadelphia’s iconic Kimmel Center, Virginia
Tech’s Solar Decathlon and AIA-winning LumenHAUS, and the Siemens Wind Turbine
Facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, are just a few of the many sustainable
building projects employing SageGlass to improve the way people experience
daylight in buildings.

SAGE has undergone a dramatic evolution over these past 10 years, expanding
from a glass technology startup to the world’s foremost dynamic glass
provider, to its acquisition by the world’s largest building materials
company, Saint-Gobain.

Along the way, the company has racked up an impressive list of honors and
corporate milestones. Decades of intensive R&D in electrochromic glazing
technology has given SAGE a wealth of Intellectual Property (IP) with more
than 250 patents. SAGE has also amassed dozens of top industry accolades, from
The Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Award and Bloomberg’s New
Energy Pioneer Award, to Architectural Products’ Innovation Award, Sustainable
Industry’s Top 10 Green Products Award and the BATIMAT International
Innovation Award.

Much of SAGE’s success over the past 10 years has also been driven by strong
partnerships it has forged with many of the world’s leading window, curtain
wall, skylight and building system control companies, including Marvin Windows
and Doors, Viracon Inc., Schneider Electric, Lutron, Crystal Windows & Door
Systems, Harmon Inc., Architectural Wall Systems, LinEI Signature, Super Sky,
YKK AP, Wasco Skylights and Wausau Window and Wall Systems.

Over the past decade SAGE has also gone global, with its first international
installation in 2008 at Winter Garden in Moscow. Last year the company opened
operations in China, and expanded its North American footprint to include
representatives in Canada and Mexico. In January 2013, SAGE announced its new
European management structure, forming an impressive leadership team of
architectural and glass experts drawn from Saint-Gobain. Some of SAGE’s recent
international customers include the Provincial House of Utrecht in the
Netherlands, the Habitat Lab in Milan, Italy, and the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar
School in Melbourne, Australia.

Looking ahead, SAGE’s 10-year-anniversary initiates a new phase in its
evolution. The company has completed the world’s largest and most advanced
electrochromic glass manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn. The new
324,000-square-foot operation brings dynamic glass to the mass market, thanks
to the ability to cost effectively manufacture SageGlass in large sizes and
high volumes.

“It’s been a great run so far, but we’re really just getting started,” said
John Van Dine, SAGE founder and CEO. “My sights are now on what we’re going to
do in the next 10 years. We’ve assembled the best employees, the best partners
and a new state-of-the-art manufacturing capability that will enable us to
proliferate the adoption of dynamic glass across the globe. The marketplace is
ready, and so are we.”

See SAGE in Booth #2111 at AIA in Denver June 20-22

About SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.

SAGE Electrochromics is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced dynamic
glass that can be tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human
experience in buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight and heat that enter a
building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s
comfort and well-being. SageGlass can reduce a building’s cooling load by 20%
and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is a smarter, more elegant solution than
conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and
louvers. Now celebrating its 10^th year anniversary of commercially shipping
SageGlass, the company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered near
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window
industry.” SAGE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris the
world’s largest building materials company.

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Ed Marshall, 603-559-5816
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