Katrien Herdewyn

On the Crossroads of Technology, Sustainability, and Health

On the Crossroads of Technology, Sustainability, and Health

To house our growing population, it’s estimated that the world will add 2 trillion square feet of new buildings by 2060 – the equivalent of putting up another New York City every month for the next 40 years. All those buildings consume energy while delivering lighting and comfort from the heat and cold to its occupants. And not even a little bit – the statistics defining building energy consumption are sobering.  […]

Kinestral Technologies Appoints New Chief Executive Officer to Accelerate the Adoption of Halio Smart-Tinting Glass Globally

Kinestral Technologies Appoints New Chief Executive Officer to Accelerate the Adoption of Halio Smart-Tinting Glass Globally

HAYWARD, Calif., October 22, 2020 – Kinestral Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Halio® smart-tinting glass, announced today the appointment of Bruce Sohn as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Sohn will be instrumental in helping Kinestral continue its momentum as the company rapidly scales to meet the growing demand for Halio smart-tinting glass globally. “We’re […]

BCA SKYLAB: Technology assessment of Electrochromic glazing for energy efficiency, thermal and visual comfort

BCA SKYLAB: Technology assessment of Electrochromic glazing for energy efficiency, thermal and visual comfort

The Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) conducted a full-scale real-world laboratory test on Halio electrochromic glazing (EC) technology or known as smart-tinting glass at the BCA SkyLab in 2018. The test aimed to understand Halio’s impact on glare control, occupant comfort and energy consumption in comparison with traditional high-grade low-E coated glass […]

3分で切り替わる巨大調光ガラスが光を調節し冷暖房効率向上。最新スマート住設

3分で切り替わる巨大調光ガラスが光を調節し冷暖房効率向上。最新スマート住設

巨大調光ガラス「ヘイリオ」をリアルタイムで調光 AGC(2018年に旭硝子から社名変更)は、「住宅・ビル・施設Week」のブースで、独自技術による大型の調光ガラス「ヘイリオ」を展示した。 従来の調光ガラスが20分以上かかっていた調光操作を、わずか3分間という短時間で完了できる高速さと、全体が終始均一な色合いのまま調光できる点が特徴。カーテンやブラインドを設置することなく、ガラス単体で室内に届く光の強さをコントロールでき、冷暖房効率の向上、冷暖房コストの削減にも貢献する。 米ベンチャー企業キネストラル・テクノロジーが開発。同社とAGCが設立した合弁会社ヘイリオインターナショナルが日本国内での販売を担う。 2018年10月には、台湾に最大3.0×1.5mサイズの調光ガラスの製造が可能な新工場を設立し、本格生産に入っている。すでに海外では複数の物件に対して納品が完了しており、国内の物件においても2019年春移行から順次納品が始まる予定。展示ブースでは約1.5m四方の巨大なヘイリオ4枚をその場で調光するデモを行なっていた。

10 sustainable products we found at Greenbuild 2018

10 sustainable products we found at Greenbuild 2018

Greenbuild, the largest annual conference and expo for sustainable construction, set up shop in Chicago this year, where we found 10 products that are pushing the envelope for innovation and efficiency. The show, which took place November 14-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, drew thousands of builders, architects, designers, and leaders working in the green building space. […]

Daylight Control

Daylight Control

Halio is a smart-tinting glass that delivers unprecedented control over penetrating natural light without compromising on the beneficial qualities of conventional glass. Halio’s perfectly neutral and transparent aspect allows natural light to fully penetrate the interior, while tinted, it takes on an elegant, neutral colour as it transitions from a clear glass window to a […]

Brussels Rail Station Project to Use Halio Smart Tinting Glass in its 600 Windows

Brussels Rail Station Project to Use Halio Smart Tinting Glass in its 600 Windows

A major renovation of Belgian commercial’s train station will use Halio’s smart tinting glass to enhance lighting management of its building, making a first major project for company. Halio International announced that its smart tinting glass had been selected for use in the Gare Maritime station. The glass will be used in the windows for […]

Alexa, mach mich glücklich!

Alexa, mach mich glücklich!

Schaltbare, energieeffiziente Fassadengläser ohne Kompromisse beim Sonnenschutz bleiben auch im Jahr 2018 ein Trendthema auf der glasstec in Düsseldorf. Halio International S. A. zeigt sein Tageslicht-Managementsystem in einer mobilen Lounge im Außenbereich. Während einer Live-Präsentation können die ästhetische Wirkung sowie die einfache Bedienung des schnellsten, am Markt verfügbaren, elektrochromen Glases hautnah erfahren werden. Mit drei […]

Verres Halio pour la gare maritime de Bruxelles

Verres Halio pour la gare maritime de Bruxelles

Situé sur d’anciennes prairies marécageuses, le quartier de Tour&Taxis est situé dans le nord de Bruxelles, au bord du canal de Bruxelles-Charleroi. Il a été construit au début du xxe siècle et abrite différents bâtiments, destinés au transport des marchandises entre les différents pays d’Europe. Désaffecté à la suite de l’ouverture des frontières, ce quartier abrite […]

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass System is the 2018 Silver Prize Winner in the European Product Design Award’s Illumination/Natural Light Category

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass System is the 2018 Silver Prize Winner in the European Product Design Award’s Illumination/Natural Light Category

Brussels, 24 July 2018 – Halio International today announced that the Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass System is this year’s Silver Prize Winner in the Illumination/Use of Natural Light category. The European Product Design Award was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. […]

Inside Smart Buildings of Today

Inside Smart Buildings of Today

Buildings are getting smarter. Today, materials have embedded technology that enable them to make decisions about how the building should operate more efficiently. Additionally, IoT (Internet of Things) platform allows a building manager to make decisions related to a building’s performance based on realtime data and insights. All of this is coming together to help […]

5 innovative solutions to make your home “smarter”

5 innovative solutions to make your home “smarter”

There are Hermès and Gucci home collections to perk up your living space, next-level appliances to clean your home from the inside out, and top gaming hardware to build the ultimate game room. Now what your home could use is a bit of brains. Think security systems that alert you when your children’s nanny or dog-walker comes over, bathtubs that auto-fill at […]