October 16, 2018www.glassonweb.com
Letting the Light In
Natural light, according to numerous studies, is a major driver in the area of occupant well being. Leading real estate development companies like Meridian are well aware of this and have made the efforts to ensure their buildings feature the most efficient approach to offer the best environment for their tenants.
For their latest buildings in Northern California, Meridian has teamed up with Suntuitive® dynamic glass to bring significant benefits to their portfolio of healthcare, and general office spaces. Suntuitive is the world’s leading innovator in thermochromic self-tinting smart glass. Suntuitive transitions using heat from direct sunlight, adapting throughout the year, constantly balancing the heat and glare while allowing in optimal daylight.
Mike Conn, Senior Vice President of Meridian had these key benefits in mind when selecting Suntuitive in their two upcoming medical office buildings in Modesto and Stockton, California.
“Meridian’s decision to use Suntuitive dynamic glazing was in direct response to the tremendous pressure to lower the overall cost of delivery of healthcare. Suntuitive dynamic glass has both the ability to improve the patient and employee experience while reducing energy loads on the building. Dynamic glazing fits very well into our energy initiative, which we are implementing into all our assets,” Conn said.
“Suntuitive is the optimal glazing choice in the healthcare space thanks to its ability to advance the goal of well being and sustainability by controlling the natural light and reducing glare, offering thermal comfort, and keeping the area more sanitary with the reduction/elimination of shades,” said Monique Salas, Suntuitive Sales Executive. “In addition, access to daylight and views has been linked with increased productivity and satisfaction with the work environment.”
That efficiency advancement is one of the bigger keys for Conn and the Meridian team.
“We are looking at everything from more efficient HVAC systems, to smarter LED lights, and technologically advanced building envelopes. If we fail to innovate and change the way we do things in the years to come, we will remain on an unsustainable path of ever-increasing costs and become irrelevant. Choosing the Suntuitive Thermochromic product over Electrochromic glazing eliminated the need for electrical wiring and control panels, and reduced cost and saved time in the field,” Conn added.
Recently Kaiser Permanente and Hillcrest HealthCare System have also recently chose to use Suntuitive Dynamic Glass at one of their hospitals, indicating a continued strong adoption in healthcare.
Suntuitive Dynamic Glass is the leading innovator in self-tinting dynamic glass with 450+ installations over 29 different countries in all building segments like office, retail, residential, education and healthcare. It meets the various needs of the building community including more natural light, occupant comfort, energy efficiency and sustainability. It offers a large variety of options to fit the needs of any project. Suntuitive’s self-tinting glass is easy to install, doesn’t require wires, sensors, or controls, and starts working right away.
In the healthcare space, Suntuitive Dynamic Glass is installed throughout the world including at Mercy in Iowa and Michigan, Metro Health in Michigan and Washington, Northside Hospital in Georgia and Doha Hamad Medical Center in Qatar.
Learn more www.suntuitiveglass.com
Meridian is a full-service real estate developer of innovative and integrated commercial office space, primarily medical, since its inception in 1999. Meridian’s services are broad in scope, but meticulous in detail -- from site evaluation and land acquisition to entitlement and planning to construction and management. Meridian is a division of Marcus & Millichap Company. For more information, see www.mpcca.com.