Combine Biology With Architecture
We recognized the importance of identifying "living" materials that can function without requiring any energy input.
Develop "Responsive" Building Materials
We've developed architectural building materials that are responsive to their surroundings, thus enabling those materials to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Solve Sustainability Challenges
Utilize responsive building materials as "smart materials" to reduce energy needs in commercial buildings, in ways that require no energy or human intervention to operate.
AWARD-WINNING PATENTED TECHNOLOGY
Architect and Inventor, Doris Sung, recognized the dynamic properties of thermostatic bimetal (TBM) due to its ability to curl in response to changing temperatures
InVert™ Windows incorporate the TBM material interior to an IGU (Insulating Glass Unit), serving as the core mechanism for the shading effect
As the temperature from the sun increases, TBM pieces between the panes of glass change their shape to block the sunlight away from the building, resulting in a shading of the building’s interior
When the sun moves away from a respective window and the temperature level cools, the TBM pieces revert to their original shape and position
Resulting shading provides a reduction in heat gain of 2-3 degrees Fahrenheit, which can reduce artificial cooling needs by 28-42%, depending on a building's geographical location
InVert™ Windows place significant attention on retaining maximum view and day-lighting, allowing for 70% visibility while providing for 90% shading coverage to a building's interior
*Animation above reflects a double facade system