Global construction firm Skanska will install smart window technology in its Seattle high-rise project, “The Eight.” The project will source the technology from View Smart Windows.
The Eight is a 25-story, 50,261 m2 (541,000 sf) commercial office tower featuring retail spaces, a public plaza, and numerous exterior balconies. View Smart Windows will be part of a suite of tenant-focused amenities, including a dedicated floor for tenant events, a health and wellness center, electric vehicle and e-bike charging, and more. The windows will provide continuous views of Lake Washington and downtown Bellevue, while also reducing energy consumption at The Eight.
View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to outdoor conditions, controlling heat and glare and eliminating the need for blinds. The windows measurably improve the health and well-being of building occupants.
Skanska has overseen the construction of numerous buildings that feature View Smart Windows, including 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a renovated Class-A office building in midtown Manhattan owned by the Durst Organization, and global biotechnology company Regeneron’s headquarters in Sleepy Hollow, New York.