In this 10-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SageGlass CEO Alan McLenaghan, PhD, debunks four common myths related to daylighting in commercial and institutional buildings.
• Myth #1: Daylighting and net-zero energy performance are incompatible.
• Myth #2: People are already happy with the amount of daylight in buildings.
• Myth #3: If you understand building orientation, you understand daylighting.
• Myth #4: If it weren’t for those pesky occupants…
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Alan McLenaghan, PhD
Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass, is an 18-year veteran of the Saint-Gobain group, the parent company of SageGlass. Prior to becoming CEO, Alan served as SVP of Technology at Saint-Gobain's Containers Division (glass bottles), Global VP Manufacturing at Saint-Gobain Glass (flat glass) and Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd. He considers it the ultimate honor to have been asked by Saint-Gobain's executive leadership to bring dynamic SageGlass to the global market. Electronically tintable SageGlass is the most innovative product and technology to emerge in the glass and glazing industry since the advent of flat glass produced by the float process. Alan started his career in the late 1980s with the chemical companies, ICI and DuPont, working in several European countries, North America and China. He holds a B.S. in Applied Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from universities in his native Scotland. Despite the executive titles, Alan considers himself a practical, straightforward Scot and was recently described by a well-known industry blogger as looking and sounding like a Scottish football (soccer) player.