U.S. glass-manufacturing company View continues its expansion in the aviation sector, announcing its latest smart windows installation at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).
BZN joins the growing list of airports across the country with View smart windows, including Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport (PHX), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and the recently announced installation at Memphis International Airport (MEM).
Bozeman Airport noted that View smart windows are a key component of the main concourse expansion program. View smart windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to the sun, increasing access to natural light and providing unobstructed 360-degree views of Bozeman’s seven surrounding mountain ranges, while eliminating the need for blinds and minimizing heat and glare.
In a study on natural light and the airport experience, passengers in airports with View Smart Windows reported a 68% higher satisfaction rate and rated the airport as 33% more modern, efficient, bright, and comfortable, according to the company.
“BZN is one of the country’s fastest growing airports and the goal of the expansion was to create a sustainable, comfortable, and modern facility,” said Brian Sprenger, airport director at BZN. “Adding View smart windows to our concourse provides an exceptional passenger and employee experience.”
“Airports across the country are recognizing the impact View Smart Windows have on passengers and facility operations,” said Kristi Crase, strategy director for aviation at View. “BZN joins the large and rapidly growing list of airports adopting our technology.”
View recently announced it has entered into a strategic agreement with RXR Realty to combine RXR’s WorxWell data analytics platform into its broader technology stack.
Formerly known as RxWell, WorxWell’s data analytics platform aggregates all building data including occupancy, space usage, digital collaboration and work patterns, access control, air quality, temperature, and environmental factors into a consolidated dashboard to optimize every aspect of building operations and workplace experience for both building owners and occupiers. It also offers tools and mobile apps that put employee health and safety, security, space utilization, hybrid work analyses, employee experience and engagement, ESG optimization and compliance, operational information, and more in the hands of building managers and tenants, according to the company. WorxWell is currently deployed in 25 million square feet of office buildings.
The acquisition of WorxWell enables View to provide an integrated, end-to-end technology and product stack that seamlessly brings together software, sensors, and data from View and third parties, into a unified platform, so real estate owners and enterprise customers can use data to effectively respond to changing trends in real estate, such as hybrid work, health and wellness, and sustainability.
This transaction follows View’s acquisition earlier this year of IoTium, a provider of secure, cloud-managed, software-defined IoT networks.
View is installed and designed into 90 million square feet of buildings including offices, hospitals, airports, educational facilities, hotels and multi-family residences.