Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 09/19/2017
Origis Announces 32.5 MW Solar Project for Georgetown University

MIAMI, Fla. -- Origis Energy USA announced a Power Purchase Agreement to develop a 32.5 MW solar power system for Georgetown University to be constructed in La Plata, Md. Once complete, the solar facility developed, built and owned by Origis Energy, will generate approximately 75,000 MWh of power each year and provide 49 percent of Georgetown’s electricity load for campus operations located in the nation’s capital.

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Chula Vista Selects Trafficware’s SynchroGreen Signal Tech

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- After a competitive RFP process, the city of Chula Vista, the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area and seventh largest city in Southern California, selects Trafficware’s SynchroGreen adaptive signal technology, that allows a "smart signal" intersection to adapt to traffic patterns in real time.

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Partners to Connect Underserved Communities with EVs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a new pilot program in partnership with Valley Clean Air Now and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 684 and 100 to provide free electrical panel upgrades to encourage electric vehicle ownership in low-income, underserved communities.

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Antioch Mall Now Hosting Free Volta EV Charging Stations

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Volta Charging, a provider of free electric vehicle charging, announced that two free charging stations for electric cars, powered by Volta, are now installed near the front entrance of the mall and Macy's at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch.

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Tuesday 09/12/2017
SolarEdge and LG Electronics to Provide New Solar Modules

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, and solar panel leader LG Electronics USA are debuting a joint smart module targeting the high-end residential and commercial PV rooftop markets in North America. On display at the 2017 Solar Power International trade show, the smart module solution, the first from the two powerhouses, is one of the most power-dense rooftop offerings on the market. It includes both add-on and embedded power optimizer options for both commercial and residential systems.

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Sierra Wireless Launches Integrated Vehicle Connectivity Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things announced that its AirLink MP70 LTE-Advanced vehicle routers now support the most advanced, integrated vehicle telemetry, inertial navigation, and driver behavior features to improve fleet operations and vehicle maintenance.

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TomTom's Real-Time EV Charging Service to Combat Range Anxiety

FRANKFURT, Germany -- TomTom announced an innovative new service for drivers of electric vehicles. It’s called the TomTom EV Service, and it has been developed to help EV drivers to make informed decisions about when and where to charge their vehicles, reducing range anxiety.

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Tuesday 09/05/2017
Lumeta Solar Unveils Zero Penetration, Low Profile Solar Modules

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Lumeta Solar LLC, a California PV module manufacturer, announced the launch of Lumeta Lynx, a line of solar modules that eliminate racking resulting in faster installation, zero roof penetrations and improved aesthetics. The low-profile, black-on-black, frameless monocrystalline modules adhere directly to the roof, dramatically reducing module installation time on tile, shingle and commercial roofs.

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Ross Solar Completes 4.2 MW Installation for Restaurant Depot

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Ross Solar, a Con Edison Solutions company, has completed the third of four solar installations for Jetro Restaurant Depot at Jetro's Port Chester facility in Westchester County, N.Y.

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Delta Launches Residential Energy Storage Solution

FREMONT, Calif. -- Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, unveiled its hybrid inverter E-Series line with feature-rich power conditioning and energy management capabilities for the U.S. residential solar power backup market. To help homes reach energy independence from the grid, Delta has also created an all-in-one solution that features an E7U hybrid inverter, lithium-ion external battery cabinet, smart monitor and control system, and power meter.

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E.ON Breaks Ground on Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects

CHICAGO, Ill. -- E.ON recently began construction on its Texas Waves energy storage projects co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 MW short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology and will be an integral part of the wind farm facilities near Roscoe, Texas.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
IC Bus Launches Environmentally Friendly Grant Program

LISLE, Ill. -- IC Bus recently announced a new, environmentally friendly grant program that provides school districts with incentives to add propane-powered school buses to their fleets.

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Homebuilder Unveils Largest Zero Energy Home Community in State

FRESNO, Calif. -- A collaboration led by De Young Properties, and including the Electric Power Research Institute, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and BIRAenergy, announced De Young EnVision, the first grid-connected Zero Energy home community in Central California and the largest to be developed in the State. Located in Clovis, De Young EnVision will include 36 grid-connected homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year.

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SunPower Selected to Deliver Combined Solar and Storage Project

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Santa Rosa Junior College recently selected SunPower to deploy a fully-integrated solar and storage project. The 100-acre campus in Santa Rosa will feature the SunPower Helix Carport system and SunPower's Garage Top Carport system totaling about 2.6 MW, coupled with a 1.3 MW energy storage system from Stem, Inc. The 40-acre Petaluma campus will also install a 1.3 MW Helix Carport system.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
Equinix to Install Fuel Cells at 12 Data Centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, announced the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement between a subsidiary of Southern Company and Equinix in which Bloom Energy fuel cells will be installed at 12 International Business Exchange data centers in the U.S. The project will provide a total capacity of more than 37 MW of power with a phased installation that begins in late 2017 through 2019.

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Home Depot Finds New Use For Store Roofs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Not all Home Depot stores are exactly alike, but they each have one thing in common: they’re big. The average Home Depot is around 104,000 sq. ft. in size, meaning there’s 104,000 sq. ft. of empty space sitting on top of each one.

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Salisbury University Completes Solar Parking Canopy Project

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, a solar energy company, announced the completion of its solar installation with Salisbury University. Standard Solar constructed and will operate, own and maintain the 541.8 kW solar system featuring four solar canopies and five electric vehicle charging stations. The canopies will cover a parking lot to provide shade for the University’s Parking Lot H, as well power to the adjacent educational buildings.

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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Advisian and UpGrid LLC Partner on Distributed Energy Systems

HOUSTON, Texas -- New electricity infrastructures in buildings and throughout the grid are getting "smarter," achieving greater cost savings, efficiency, reliability and resilience. These new technologies hold promise for reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, while improving power reliability and energy security. But these new technologies are only part of the answer. Although they provide necessary advances in how we generate and use electricity, they also require a specialized team with expertise and insight into appropriate applications, business models, multi-stakeholder agreements, and equally important, training and technical support.

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Monday 08/14/2017
First Ad-Supported Smart-Grid EV Charging Stations Launched

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Seeking to increase the use of renewable energy and lower energy costs for its network of free-to-use, ad-supported electric vehicle charging stations, Volta has teamed with eMotorWerks to incorporate eMotorWerks' smart-charging technology throughout its nationwide network of stations. By using eMotorWerks hardware and software platform, Volta's customers can access reliable, high-power, grid-friendly charging across the rapidly growing number of stations in their territories. Via JuiceNet, this daytime electric load can now be coordinated with regional utilities, diversifying their resource portfolio and ensuring EV charging occurs with a cleaner energy mix.

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SageGlass Completes Dynamic Glass Installation at University

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- SageGlass, a manufacturer of smart electrochromic glass, announced its completed dynamic glass installation at the new Village Center Dining and Community Commons at the University of Colorado Boulder. The 113,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art building houses dining and residential programs, as well as healthcare and counseling services. SageGlass was installed on the exterior of the second-floor dining hall and first-floor conference room and pre-function lobby area to provide students and conference guests with a comfortable multipurpose space and dining area with unobstructed views of the Boulder Flatirons.

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Tuesday 08/08/2017
St. Louis Foodbank to Install Verasys Controls System

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In coordination with Johnson Controls, Controlco Inc., and Midwest Mechanical Services and Solutions, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has significantly improved its operations, including reduced costs and energy savings, with the recently installed Verasys controls system by Johnson Controls. Verasys integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and controls. The company distributes more than 116,000 pounds of food and personal care items to those in need each day, and Verasys coupled with Facility Explorer enables the Foodbank to remotely monitor its vital dry goods storage and refrigeration and freezer warehouses.

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Zurn Industries Installs Solar at Paso Robles Facility

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Zurn Industries, a provider of engineered water solutions, recently completed a solar project to power their facility in Paso Robles, Calif.

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Monday 08/07/2017
Miami-Dade Selects Econolite Intelligent Transportation System

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Econolite recently announced that Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works has selected Econolite’s Intelligent Transportation System to upgrade the county’s traffic signals. As part of the county’s ongoing infrastructure modernization program, DTPW will leverage Econolite’s technology and solutions, including adaptive signal control technology to reduce traffic congestion and travel costs for county residents and roadway users.

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Tech Protects First Responders Against Fentanyl Exposure

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- Smiths Detection Inc., is at the forefront of arming first responders with solutions to safeguard against the presence of fentanyl. Working directly with international law enforcement and hazmat agencies, SDI has adapted a range of existing technologies to be able to quickly and accurately detect fentanyl and its analogues on scene.

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
Chariot Shuttle Service Aims to Reduce Transit Deserts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Looking to expand its mobility offerings, Ford Motor Company is launching its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot in New York City in August, aiming to provide new mobility solutions to consumers.

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Marion County Energy-from-Waste Facility Celebrates 30 Years

BROOKS, Ore. -- Covanta Marion is celebrating 30 years of providing sustainable solid waste disposal operations for the residents of Marion County. Opened in 1987, the Energy-from-Waste facility has processed more than 5.5 million tons of waste, saving more than 45 acres of land from being developed into landfills.

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City of Kissimmee Adds ALLU Bucket to Maintenance Fleet

TETERBORO, N.J. -- The city of Kissimmee, Fla., recently took delivery of an ALLU Transformer Screener Crusher bucket attachment with Top Screen, by Teterboro, New Jersey-based ALLU Group. Kissimmee’s Public Works department will use the attachment with its hybrid loader to screen rocks and trash out of dirt, saving the city and taxpayers money by reclassifying the dirt into suitable material for use in maintaining the city’s infrastructure.

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Tuesday 07/25/2017
Code Green Solar Expands Commercial Installations

BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- Code Green Solar, LLC, recently completed a solar installation for Engine Distributors Inc. The Ford Motor Company partner was founded in 1958 and is currently a leading engine distribution company. The roof mount is of 137.46 size DC and is producing more than 175,000 kwh each year. This sizeable installation marks the further expansion of Code Green Solar's commercial development.

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Xeleum Announces Intelligent LED Parking Garage Fixture

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Xeleum Lighting announced the introduction of its Phaeton Parking Garage fixture, a high efficiency outdoor/indoor IP65 wet location rated LED luminaire that features fully integrated wireless lighting controls, including occupancy sensing and true daylight harvesting, in a 14" square fixture that sets a new standard in uniform illumination and low glare photometrics.

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Ameresco Partners with Federal Prisons on Energy, Water Project

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Ameresco to implement energy and water conservation measures at the Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson, located in Thomson, Ill. The ESPC, valued at $18.9 million, is designed to achieve more than $33 million in energy and water savings during the performance period of the contract.

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Monday 07/17/2017
Global Re-Fuel to Impact Poultry Industry with Biomass Furnace

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Global Re-Fuel is an energy technology company that is poised to make a significant impact on poultry farming. Its PLF-500 biomass furnace offers a pioneering farm technology that addresses financial, health and environmental issues facing the agriculture industry.

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Blue Bird Introduces All-New Electric School Bus Solutions

RENO, Nev. -- Blue Bird unveiled two new electric-powered school buses at the STN Tradeshow to nearly 1,000 live attendees and hundreds more on their live news feeds. Blue Bird introduced its all-new Type A Micro Bird G5 electric-powered school bus and then revealed its all-new electric powered Type D chassis which will power its Type D All American rear engine school bus.

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GenZe and Postmates Join Forces to Build Electric Vehicle Fleet

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Recently, at the FIA Formula E electric vehicle racing event, NYC ePrix, Silicon Valley-based GenZe and innovative community logistics platform Postmates announced a groundbreaking partnership to bring zero-emission transportation solutions to New York City and San Francisco.

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Monday 07/10/2017
Solar Farm Brings New Use to Abandoned Nuclear Power Site

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. -- The site of an unfinished nuclear power plant has been newly energized, with solar power. Birdseye Renewable Energy recently partnered with United Renewable Energy to design and construct a solar farm bringing energy generation to Hawkins County.

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Georgia Power Introduces Surveillance and Security Service

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia Power introduces SiteView, a powerful new video surveillance and security tool, offered as part of the company's growing menu of optional services. With SiteView, commercial, industrial and governmental customers have the option to obtain a high-definition camera system, owned, installed and maintained by Georgia Power with no upfront cost. The service will also be available to homeowner associations and multi-family residential developments.

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Kapsch TrafficCom to Provide Mobile Ticketing for Transit System

MCLEAN, Va. -- The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom a contract to design, develop, implement, support and maintain a turnkey regional Mobile Ticketing System. The new MTS will allow MARTA riders to order, pay and electronically validate tickets using their mobile smart devices via a mobile application, as well as directly through the mobile ticketing website. The system enables users to access MARTA’s transit system within Atlanta, Ga., and surrounding communities. MARTA is the ninth-largest rapid transit system in the United States, spanning almost 50 miles of rail and more than 1,400 miles of bus routes. Every weekday, more than 500,000 people rely on MARTA for transportation.

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Skylar Completes Battery Energy Storage System for Glendale

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Skylar Resources L.P., announced that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a 2 MW Battery Energy Storage System on behalf of municipal utility client Glendale Water & Power in Glendale, Calif. Construction and testing was recently completed at Glendale’s Grandview Substation. The battery can now instantaneously respond to shifts in systemic load, providing GWP with an unprecedented capacity to regulate its transmission system. Beyond renewable integration, the BESS may serve as an emergency source of energy to start up other units, mitigating the impact of potential unplanned disruptions in service. It will also reduce costs by delaying the need for infrastructure upgrades.

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Tuesday 07/04/2017
Peoria Embarks on Energy Efficiency Partnership with Ameresco

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced it has contracted with the city of Peoria to implement efficiency measures that are expected to result in significant energy savings over time. Earlier this month, the Peoria City Council unanimously approved the energy efficiency and renewable energy project that will enhance sustainability initiatives and provide solar covered parking canopies at multiple city facilities.

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San Antonio Approves Ordinance Authorizing SolarHost Program

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The San Antonio City Council recently unanimously approved an ordinance that allows the city of San Antonio to participate in SolarHost, a rooftop solar program operated by PowerFin Partners and CPS Energy.

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Cistern Uses Condensate From Air Conditioning to Flush Toilets

LEEDS, England -- The world's first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet has been launched and could save 4.7 billion liters of water a year for the 1,477 U.S. hotels currently being built.

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Monday 06/26/2017
UC Merced Selects SunPower for 5 MW Solar Energy System

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The University of California, Merced's precedent-setting Triple Zero Commitment aims for zero net energy use, the creation of zero net landfill waste and climate neutrality on campus by 2020, a goal that coincides with the university's expansion project to nearly double the campus's physical capacity by that same year.

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SAS Pioneers 'Smart Campus' Technology at HQ

CARY, N.C. -- Building on its corporate sustainability leadership and Internet of Things technology prowess, SAS is taking steps to establish a "smart campus" at its Cary, N.C., headquarters. Through SAS' advanced, real-time analytics, the smart campus project will improve energy usage while proactively monitoring equipment performance to boost operational longevity. Starting with a handful of buildings, two on-site solar farms and select waste containers, the project will eventually span across most of the 24 buildings on campus.

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Proterra Tapped for Utah's First Battery-Electric Transit Fleet

PARK CITY, Utah -- Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Park City Transit has deployed Utah's first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. Selected to serve the region's renowned ski resort community, the Proterra fleet supports Park City's and Summit County's transition toward renewable energy and the reduction of its overall carbon footprint. With one of the nation's most ambitious climate targets, Park City is laying a path for a net-zero carbon footprint for its municipal operations by 2022 and a Summit County area-wide net-zero carbon footprint by 2032 by implementing Proterra's proven transit technology.

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Fēnix Energy Turning Buildings into Sustainable Assets

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Vancouver-based Fēnix Energy Solutions Ltd., has taken another step towards its vision of creating the greenest cities across North America, one building at a time, by launching an Operations and Maintenance solution focused on harnessing the thermal energy of buildings.

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Partners Enhance Energy Management for Commercial Buildings

NEWPORT BEACH Calif. -- Zen Ecosystems and Encycle announced a partnership to bring Encycle’s Swarm Logic offering to the Zen HQ intelligent energy management platform. Zen HQ’s smart thermostats will leverage Swarm Logic energy optimization technology, which will further reduce customers’ electricity and maintenance costs by synchronizing and streamlining the operation of rooftop air handling units and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.

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Taft Union High School District to Install Solar

TAFT, Calif. -- Taft Union High School District will break ground this summer on a solar project that will generate renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases and save millions of dollars.

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Cartegraph Battles Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- In response to America’s near-failing infrastructure, Cartegraph has announced its dedication to transform cities, counties and states across the country into high-performance governments. Through this commitment, Cartegraph will devote its software and services to individuals in government operations striving to be more effective, efficient and productive for the benefit of their citizens.

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Tuesday 06/13/2017
PennDOT Awards Jacobs Active Traffic Management Project

DALLAS, Texas -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., was awarded a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to design a long-range, comprehensive, multi-modal transportation management solution to improve travel along the Interstate 76 Corridor in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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EarthTronics Introduces Adjustable LED for Wide-Area Illumination

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, introduced a 4000K color temperature addition to the LED Direction Adjustable Wall Pack series to provide exterior, wide-flood area illumination for commercial, industrial and municipal facilities.

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SageGlass Installs Dynamic Glass at New Academic Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- SageGlass, manufacturer of smart electrochromic glass, announced the completed installation of 25,000 sq. ft. of dynamic glass at the new Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing at Bowie State University on portions of the curtain wall façade and throughout "The Beacon," a three-story multipurpose space. SageGlass dynamically controls sunlight to provide students and faculty with a comfortable learning environment and collaborative event space. The project is aiming to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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