Buildings in the US account for 40% of the CO2 emissions and out consume both the industrial and transportation sectors. Buildings alone in the US are responsible for more CO2 emissions than those of any other country except China. Most of these emissions come from combustion of fossil fuels to provide heating, cooling and lighting. By changing the way buildings are constructed to be more energy-efficient and climate-friendly, the building sector can play a major role in reducing both our carbon footprint and the threat of climate change. This is where View Dynamic Glass (VDS) enters in to the building design. View Inc. formally known as Soladigm, was founded in 2006 and is based in Milpitas, California and Olive Branch, Mississippi. View manufactures VDS, an electrochromic glass (a smart glass) which can be "tuned" to precisely control the amount of light, glare, and heat passing through a window. It is installed in various types of commercial buildings, like healthcare, education, hospitality, and in some residential homes. Presently, over 12,000 occupants enjoy the light from VDS across 7 million square feet of space. View has completed over 200 projects in North America and have another 100 in development. Several current projects include the new corporate campus for Overstock.com located in Provo, Utah which is a 231,000 square foot office building plus amenities. In May of 2016, View announced the largest installation of VDS in the world. It will be 100,000 square feet of VDS at USAA Real Estate Company's America Center II in San Jose California. The installation of View Dynamic Glass in buildings has global implications for saving huge amounts of energy and allowing the natural light to shine in and increase employee wellness and production.
Business Website: http://viewglass.com/product/
Year Founded: 2006
Number of Employees: 201-500