Click Materials, Cardinal Glass Partner on Residential Smart Window Technology
May 26, 2020
Click Materials (Click), maker of a next-generation electrochromic glass technology, formed a development partnership with Cardinal Glass Industries for Click's smart window solution. Click has developed a patented technology that can reduce production costs of electrochromic glass by 60 percent, according to a news release.
Click's electrochromic window technology will enable users to adjust the tint of a window between clear and dark states through an app, smart device or voice control, allowing for greater control over incoming solar heat and light levels.
"As consumer appetite to bring smart technologies into the home grows, Click is delivering innovative advancements to window technology that will truly transform the way we experience our connected homes in the future," says Curtis Berlinguette, CEO and co-founder of Click Materials. "The opportunities here are immense; heating, cooling and lighting account for 35 percent of home energy consumption, half of which can be lost through windows. Studies have also shown that greater control over lighting can dramatically improve energy, mood and personal well-being. Our partnership with Cardinal Glass is a massive leap towards bringing the future of windows into the present, with just one Click."
Click's spray coating approach to applying thin films used in electrochromic windows uses manufacturing equipment readily available in the industry and markets across the U.S., has high production yields, offers unique benefits including faster switching times than what is currently possible and can be applied to curved surfaces.
"Click Material's proprietary deposition method enables uniform, optically-pure coatings that can be sprayed at ambient conditions and has the potential to disrupt the electrochromic window industry in the residential market and beyond," says Keith Burrows, technology scouting & IP manager at Cardinal Glass. "We are pleased to partner with the Click team to further their technology and accelerate their solution to market."