Worcester, MA

Higher Education

HALIO for Higher Education

Higher education buildings with smart glass dramatically impact the overall environment and wellness of the occupants. Studies show that the positive effects of daylight and unobstructed views are proven to increase student cognitive scores. Faculty are more productive with less absenteeism. Energy and maintenance costs drop, and administrators are better able to recruit students and faculty for a more desirable facility.

Unobstructed Views
Health & Wellness
Perimeter Recovery
Saves Energy/OpEx
Daylight Amenity
Meets Building Codes
Reduces GHG
Design Aesthetics
Future Ready Design

University of Massachusetts Worcester Commons


Higher Education
Amherst, MA
3,100 sq ft glass
87,000 sq ft building
HALIO Smart Glass

Project Team

Perry Dean Rogers Architects
Gen. Contractor
R&R Windows
Glazing Contractor
Sierra Pacific Windows

The award-winning LEED Gold sustainable design features materials including smart glass, to improve the comfort of the interior space and reduce energy needed to heat and cool the building.

Halio delivered a comfortable environment by mitigating solar glare and heat gain while preserving views to the exterior. We placed seating in challenging west and south facing perimeter areas where students gather in communal spaces and eating areas.

Ryan Senkier
AIA, Associate Principal, Perry Dean Rogers

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