Dr Helen Sanders, VP Technical Business Development
SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.
Santa Clara 2014 Audio Presentation - SAGE Electrochromics*
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• An introduction to electrochromic glass and SageGlass® products
• The performance and features of the new generation of EC glazings by SageGlass
• How the SageGlass® product is enabling architectural design flexibility, and providing a solution to the green building design challenge in an elegant, sustainable way
Speaker Biography (Helen Sanders)
Helen has 20 years' experience in the glass industry and 15 years' experience in dynamic glass technology and manufacturing. Currently Helen has responsibility for technical business development at SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. the leading developer and manufacturer of electronically tintable glass. Focusing on domestic and international markets, she generates product awareness through market education, develops strategic relationships, supports the commercial activities of the business and is active in codes and standards development.
She has a M.A./B.A. in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and Ph.D. in Surface Science from the University of Cambridge, England.
Since joining SAGE in 1999, she has held a number of diverse leadership positions in manufacturing operations, engineering, product development, process development, project management and technical services as well as spending time in sales. During her career she has also built a technical service group and been involved in the development and implementation of optical characterization and testing protocols, safety and environmental programs, quality systems and lean manufacturing tools.
Helen is an active member of a number of industry organizations, including ASTM, Insulating Glass Manufacturers' Alliance (IGMA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA). She serves as a board member of IGMA and GANA, and is the chair of the GANA Energy Division.
Company Profile (SageGlass)
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SAGE Electrochromics was founded in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, the world's largest building materials company. Its product, SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass manages the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people's comfort and well-being. It can reduce a building's cooling load by 20% and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is a smarter, more elegant solution than conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and louvers. With SageGlass you can control sunlight and glare without shades or blinds while maintaining the view and connection to the outdoors. SageGlass is manufactured in Faribault, Minn., in the heart of "the Silicon Valley of the window industry".