Extensa, developer for the renovation of Gare Maritime, a turn-of-the-century commercial train station in Brussels, Belgium, selected Halio smart-tinting glass for the project, according Halio to officials. It is the first large scale deployment of Halio and will be produced at Kinestral Technologies Inc.’s new high-volume factory later this year. The factory will produce several million square feet of Halio each year at sizes up to 10 feet tall.
The Gare Maritime project was secured by Halio International, one of the joint venture companies formed by Kinestral Technologies Inc. and AGC Inc. to be the exclusive providers of Halio smart-tinting glass to the building industry. According to Halio, Extensa, an Ackermans & Van Haaren company, selected Halio for the renovation primarily because the product helps the company achieve its sustainability goals while using innovative technologies to ensure occupant comfort without covering up the original metal architecture with blinds and other daylighting techniques.