The learning environment is one of the critical factors between success and failure in our education system. Classrooms and offices with smart glass foster a superior experience that benefits all that intersect with higher education.
Studies show students learn up to 26% faster with 3% less absenteeism at universities with smart glass. Faculty are up to 13% more productive, are less likely to leave their teaching post, and can be more creative in classrooms that have up to 20% more usable floor area. Administrators recruiting students and faculty have daylight as an amenity and generally higher satisfaction scores to support recruiting efforts. And facility operators lower OpEx with reduced maintenance and up to 22% energy savings.
The benefits of smart glass begin with the architect that can create a forward-ready, net-zero building that fuels the future while fighting global warming. It’s no wonder that that smart glass is the smart choice for higher education facility designs.
UMASS Amherst reimagined their student union, Worcester Commons, as a state-of-the-art, sustainable gathering place for students and faculty. HALIO Smart Glass was selected to enable unobstructed views and natural light through walls of glass and contribute to a comfortable environment by blocking solar heat gain and glare.