Beijing-based Jun Hao Group Co. Ltd. is partnering with SageGlass to supply the Chinese building market with its electronically tintable dynamic glass. According to Sage, the agreement is its first partnership with a curtainwall manufacturer that delivers to the Chinese mass market.
“The market in China for SageGlass will grow rapidly as education and awareness of the product accelerates,” says Haijun Song, Jun Hao’s chairman. “China is committed to enhancing the sustainability of its buildings and to reducing energy consumption and carbon impact. SageGlass is an excellent fit in this regard. We were very impressed by the product’s ability to manage daylighting in a building while also maintaining a view through the window, even when fully tinted. This is a very innovative technology that will be well-received in the Chinese commercial and residential market.”
SageGlass will be produced at its manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., while Jun Hao will manage distribution and installation across China.
“We are proud that Jun Hao selected SageGlass as its dynamic glass partner after a rigorous vendor review process,” says Dr. Alan McLenaghan, SageGlass CEO. “Their decision reflects the quality and integrity of our product, our deep intellectual property leadership over this technology space, as well as the commitment by Saint-Gobain to develop this exciting technology and stand behind the product for the long-term.”