In this Research Note, we examine View Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company founded in 2006. This analysis is based on their 2021 financial results, investor presentations, M&A and their smart buildings strategy. View, one of the most heavily funded firms in the smart buildings space, acquired unicorn status in November 2018 when it raised a $1.1 billion Series […]
Investment in Smart Glass Startups are Accelerating the Adoption of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology.
Traditionally, windows allow people to see out of buildings and allow light to come into buildings, both very important features and also very simple. Modern theories, however, have elevated the significance that views and natural light can have on building occupants, while modern technology has developed what a window is capable of doing. The result […]
Glass has become the primary material used on the surface of our modern commercial buildings. Our skyscrapers glisten as sunlight reflects off their smooth outer surfaces. Inside the building, floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate views across cities and flood our offices with natural light. We pay a heavy price for this illuminating, shiny beauty however; with sunlight […]
Whose idea was it to build our modern buildings out of glass? Floor to ceiling windows may provide a beautiful view but they force building owners and managers to install highly energy consuming heating and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) to regulate against sunlight or lack of. No wonder buildings account for as much as 40% of […]