Click Materials partners with Cardinal Glass to bring residential smart window technology to market

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Click Materials (Click), pioneer of a next-generation electrochromic glass technology, today announced a development partnership with leading glass producer Cardinal Glass Industries aimed at bringing Click's smart window solution to the homes of millions across North America. Click has developed a patented technology that significantly reduces production costs of electrochromic glass by 60%, making smart windows more accessible for homeowners seeking ways to lessen energy consumption and costs.

Click's electrochromic window technology will enable users to adjust the tint of a window between clear and dark states through an app, smart device or voice control, allowing for greater control over incoming solar heat and light levels that can lead to lower overall energy consumption and improved emotional well-being. Click's partnership with Cardinal Glass, a top producer of premium windows, will help propel its smart windows into a multibillion-dollar market and bring significant energy savings to millions of North American households.

"As consumer appetite to bring smart technologies into the home grows, Click is delivering innovative advancements to window technology that will truly transform the way we experience our connected homes in the future," said Curtis Berlinguette, CEO & co-founder of Click Materials. "The opportunities here are immense; heating, cooling and lighting account for 35% of home energy consumption, half of which can be lost through windows. Studies have also shown that greater control over lighting can dramatically improve energy, mood and personal well-being. Our partnership with Cardinal Glass is a massive leap towards bringing the future of windows into the present, with just one Click."

Click's novel spray coating approach to applying thin films used in electrochromic windows uses manufacturing equipment readily available in the industry and markets across the U.S., has high production yields, offers unique benefits including faster switching times than what is currently possible and can be applied to curved surfaces at a fraction of the cost of current production methods.

"Click Material's proprietary deposition method enables uniform, optically-pure coatings that can be sprayed at ambient conditions and has the potential to disrupt the electrochromic window industry in the residential market and beyond," said Keith Burrows, Technology Scouting & IP Manager at Cardinal Glass. "We are pleased to partner with the Click team to further their technology and accelerate their solution to market."

"Congratulations to Click Materials on this new partnership that will bring green technology from B.C. to homes across North America," said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. "People everywhere are facing the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint. Click Materials has been able to create solutions for international markets and this is a testament to B.C.'s thriving innovation economy."

As individuals, corporations, communities and governments around the globe strive to implement smarter, greener and more resilient business practices, the market for smart technologies proven to conserve energy and reduce carbon footprints has never been greater. Click is poised to be first to offer an internet-of-things (IoT) integrated smart window solution for broad adoption across residential, commercial and automotive sectors.


Media Contact:

Tiffani Lee

About Click Materials

Click Materials is developing a next-generation electrochromic window solution for the residential, commercial and automotive markets that offers dramatic cost reductions, unique performance benefits, significant energy savings and improves human wellness. The venture-backed advanced materials university spin-off is based in Vancouver, and its cutting-edge smart window technology leverages over 10 years of academic and industrial research on advanced thin films. In 2019, Click Materials received a TechConnect Innovation Award, was a recipient of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding and one of 22 Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada finalists.

About Cardinal Glass Industries

Cardinal Glass Industries is a management-owned S-Corporation leading the industry in the development of residential glass for windows and doors. With heavy investments in research and development, Cardinal turns around fresh ideas into useful products that regular homeowners can use, turning around a turnkey solution to window manufacturers. Cardinal employs more than 7,000 people at 37 manufacturing locations across the United States.

SOURCE Click Materials