Smart building company View announced its smart windows will be installed at 80 Bond Street in Oshawa, Ontario, a new 304,394-square-foot luxury multi-family project being developed by Atria Development Corp.
The property, located in the heart of the greater Toronto area, will be the first large-scale installation of View Smart Windows in a multi-family building in Canada, the company said in a release.
View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to the sun, eliminating the need for blinds to optimize access to natural light and views of the outdoors while controlling temperature and glare. This reduces the need for artificial light and air conditioning, improving energy efficiency while delivering significant health benefits to building occupants, the company said.
“80 Bond Street raises the bar for sustainability and occupant experience and View fits right in with that model,” said Hans Jain, president of Atria Development. “View Smart Windows not only dramatically reduce energy consumption, but also actively respond to our innate need for sunlight and desire for spectacular views. This, in turn, improves occupant health and well-being. For us, that’s a gamechanger.”
“Developers around the world are recognizing the opportunity to attract tenants and improve lives by making buildings smarter, healthier, and more energy-efficient,” said Guthrie Cox, View’s president in Canada. “View’s rapid expansion into the multi-family residential sector is just getting started. We are thrilled to partner with Atria Development Corp. to further their mission of redefining the occupant experience to promote health and wellness.”
80 Bond is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022, with tenants occupying the building in the third quarter.
Every View installation includes a cloud-connected smart building platform that can be extended to improve indoor cellular coverage and enhance building security. View is installed and designed into 75 million square feet of buildings including offices, hospitals, airports, educational facilities, hotels and multi-family residences.
Last month, View announced the acquisition of IoTium, a provider of cloud-managed, software-defined IoT networks. IoTium’ solutions enable building owners to achieve enterprise-grade security, reduce operating costs, and gain real-time visibility into their entire real estate portfolios, View said.