Product Review

Innovative New Products from Greenbuild 2017

Highlights from the 2017 Greenbuild Expo floor include dynamic glazing, heat-pump technologies, and blown-in wool insulation.

January 6, 2018

Every year we walk the Greenbuild Expo floor, looking at products and talking with manufacturers to find out what is new in the green building products world. This year’s show added vendors from the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), but we found some gems on both floors, including electrochromic glazing, pelletized wool insulation, and cold-climate heat-pump innovations.

Halio electrochromic glazing

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass from Kinestral Technologies will be offering a new electrochromic glazing in the third quarter of 2018. Electrochromic glazing tints when a low-voltage current flows through it so a window can become dark with no curtains or sunshades, improving views while reducing solar heat gain. SageGlass, a 2006 BuildingGreen Top 10 product, and View Dynamic Glass both use this technology, but Aaron Smith, sales manager at Kinestral Technologies, claims that Halio sets new standards for