Also helping building insulation is low-emittance (low-E) dual-glazed windows for office spaces. The microscopically thin coatings control heat transfer through windows. Coating a glass surface with the material and facing that coating into the gap between glass layers blocks heat transfer and lowers the heat flow into the building.
Reflecting the “green” nature of the building will be the Digital Divide by artist Dan Corson. The Digital Divide is a glass wall that will be a deep-frosted blue curving surface that will become transparent deep blue in individually controlled panels. With sequences programmed in and the glass able to switch between transparency and translucency in milliseconds, the wall will be a moving façade, rippling with light and pattern.
Negriff adds, “Those were things that we set up before we ever awarded a contract, ever broke ground on this facility, that we were going to practice sustainability as we moved ahead with this project.”