View Dynamic Glass produces electrochromic tinted glass for architectural curtainwall systems. According to the Wall Street Journal, View just won $100m in VC investment — “one of the largest deals for a clean-technology company in the past 12 months”.
Electrochromic glass solves the inherent problem that everyone wants a view — but when the sun shines, that gorgeous wall of glass quickly turns into a hotter’n’hell greenhouse. Dynamically tinted glass mediates that problem without cumbersome shades or mechanical louvers. Of course, View Dynamic has a whole networked monitoring and control offering, which increases the intelligence of the system. In the future, I’m sure these systems will be unified with lighting controls, to help create a more seamless experience.