Smart Glass: Sustainability and Security for High-Performance Buildings

In this session, you will investigate the energy-saving potential of smart glass, review its support of broader sustainability ideals related to occupant well-being, and examine smart glass configurations that offer advanced security benefits to protect people and facilities.



Enrollment Duration

180 Days

Course Type


Course Family

a Video Courses

Learning outcomes
  • Understand what smart glass is and how it differs from conventional glass.
  • Review various types of smart glass control systems that support building performance objectives.
  • Study the energy impact of buildings and how smart glass supports sustainability objectives.
  • Learn the benefits of smart glass fabricated in advanced security configurations.
  • Additional information

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Non-Member Price: $30.00

    Member price: $25.00

    Course Type: E-Learning

    CEU Credits: 0.10

    CFM points: 1

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    Course information

    Smart glass is a growing segment of the glass industry and now is available internationally in windows, doors, skylights and partitions. Market research estimates demand for smart glass to grow many times faster than that for glass in general. Able to variably adjust the amount of light, glare and heat entering a building, smart glass products can eliminate the need for conventional window treatments while adding to energy savings, occupant well-being, and building security. These products are offered for new construction, replacement and retrofit projects. Products made with smart glass, also known as “dynamic glazings,” help transform conventional buildings toward high-performance ones because by being better able to harvest natural daylight, improve occupant comfort and productivity, reduce electricity used for artificial interior lighting, and lower heating and cooling loads. Smart glass products also offer security benefits because of their ability to instantly inhibit or optimize one’s view through windows and other glazings.


    Gregory Sottile, Ph.D. 
    Research Frontiers Inc. 
    Director of Market Development