Print Self-tinting Glass – Overview

What Is Suntuitive®?

Suntuitive is a self-tinting window technology that darkens gradually and dynamically when heated by direct sunlight. This process is known as “thermochromics”. Suntuitive is delivered via an interlayer that is laminated into an insulated glass unit as part of the manufacturing process. Suntuitive is not an after-market film that can be applied to an existing window.

How Does Suntuitive® Work?

Windows with Suntuitive use heat from direct sunlight to automatically self-tint. By automatically self-tinting in direct sunlight, Suntuitive blocks excess heat gain and glare to help keep people cool, comfortable and productive while preserving their view. When not exposed to direct sunlight, windows with Suntuitive are clearer and brighter than most fixed-tint windows. In addition to reducing energy use, windows with Suntuitive are safety rated and significantly deaden sound and reduce fading.

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of your view to enjoy

Suntuitive self-tinting windows help manage your building’s changing needs for passive solar heat gain, solar control and natural daylight transmittance. Building occupants enjoy more consistent, comfortable temperatures, reduced interior glare, more natural lighting and clear views of the outdoors every day of the year.

Days-a-year of enjoyment

Commercial or Residential Construction

Commercial

Suntuitive self-tinting windows help manage your building’s changing needs for passive solar heat gain, solar control and natural daylight transmittance. Building occupants enjoy more consistent, comfortable temperatures, reduced interior glare, more natural lighting and clear views of the outdoors every day of the year. Studies indicate that productivity is increased when employees have access to direct sunlight without annoying heat and glare.

Residential

Imagine viewing sunsets and the late afternoon sun from your living room or great room without the intense heat and without fading of your furnishings and fixtures. Open the shades and enjoy breakfast, or a cup coffee, from your east-facing dining room without the blinding glare of the morning sun. With Suntuitive, you no longer have to choose between comfort (i.e. closing the blinds) and the view from your windows – you can have both!  Suntuitive continuously, and automatically, responds to changing sun conditions – optimizing your view, preserving your comfort, and protecting your fixtures and furnishing from damaging U.V. light.

 

Retrofitting Suntuitive

Not a Problem!

Because Suntuitive has no wires and requires no control system, retrofitting with Suntuitive is usually fast and easy. Suntuitive insulated glass units (IGUs) are available in standard thicknesses that fit virtually all commercial glazing systems and many residential window frames. In most cases, simply have your glazer remove the old IGU and replace it with a Suntuitive IGU.

Whether new construction or remodeling, Suntuitive can easily be incorporated into your design plans. Questions? Please Contact Us and we’ll get you the answers you need.

Typical Suntuive IGU Construction


Wouldn’t it be great if ???

  • …windows could change their tint exactly as needed?
  • …if they did so totally on their own, without sensors, wires or control systems?
  • …if they were easy to install – just like ordinary windows?
  • …if old windows could be easily replaced with these new windows?
  • …if they were affordable?

           …all this is possible with Suntuitive.


Project Gallery

Take a look at some of our Suntuitive self-tinting glass installation photos.

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