By Juan Pedro Tomás
US company Halio, a manufacturer of smart windows, said it will be showcasing its glass solution at CES 2022 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Halio noted that its electrochromic glass solution addresses the needs for architects, developers, and environmentalists as they formulate strategies to achieve net zero buildings. The firm said that its smart glass solution is the first to address critical design and performance issues, including clear and tint color, responsiveness and speed, tint uniformity, and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous operation. Halio’s AI determines the maximum amount of daylight that can enter the building in real-time to deliver energy savings that reduce carbon emissions by up to 20 per cent, helping stave off global warming, while minimizing glare management that leads to occupant wellness, according to the company.
“Architects and developers are additionally drawn to the Halio Smart Glass because it’s hermetically sealed EC device enables it to be integrated into third-party windows with a variety of coatings and has proven durability and performance, even if the window seals fail. Halio has a neutral grey tint instead of the blue tint prevalent in other systems, and when clear, is indistinguishable from ordinary low-E glass,” the firm said. “The cloud-based control system future-proofs the investment in system electronics while facilitating easy integration into building management systems such as Siemen’s Connect Ecosystem, including Desigo CC and related platforms, Amazon Alexa, Crestron, Apple Homekit, and other IoT systems.”
The Halio Solution includes advanced smart glass, connected to on-premise tint controllers, communications gateways, and sky camera daylight sensors. A cloud-based AI autonomously controls the system, reacting to daylight changes in real-time and monitoring the façade tint levels to adjust tint algorithms over time.
Viracon, which Halio described as the leading architectural glass fabricator in America, chose Halio as its EC technology partner. Viracon PLUS Smart Glass powered by Halio products will serve the commercial smart glass sector, while an exclusive Marvin and Halio partnership is bringing smart glass to the residential housing market by offering homeowners Marvin window and door products with Halio’s proprietary glazing solutionhttps://inbuildingtech.com