InVert

Window Shading System

TM

Elegantly responsive smart materials system within an IGU, requiring no energy, control mechanisms, or human intervention to perform its shading task.

Dramatically reduces artificial cooling needs by reducing solar heat gain.

 

OUR VISION

 
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

 

OUR TEAM

DORIS SUNG
Architect, Inventor, & Lead Designer

Tel: 310-722-4458

doris@tbm-designs.com

KAREN SABATH
CFO & Head of Sustainability

Tel: 914-522-7047

karen@tbm-designs.com

SCOTT HORWITZ
Head Of Strategy & Business Development

Tel: 914-907-5718

scott@tbm-designs.com

 

CONTACT

TBM DESIGNS

OUR ADDRESS

17 Lyon Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536

Email: info@tbm-designs.com
Tel:  914-522-7047

 

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