Windows Are Getting Smarter

Call it dynamic glass or smart windows — either way, high-tech glazings are making their way into the FM arena. The most popular option for buildings uses electricity to change the tint of the glass, providing shade when the sun is beating down on that side of the building. Smart glass is being used in more than 1,000 buildings today, manufacturers say. And that's only the beginning, say industry analysts. Some large manufacturers have hinted that they're working on the technology, so new options seem likely in the next few years. Click here to learn about how smart windows work, the benefits they offer, and points to consider when deciding if they're right for you.

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