The high-rise project in the Seattle area will be equipped with intelligent window technology

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Global construction company Skanska will install intelligent window technology in its high-rise project “The Eight” in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Skanska

Global construction company Skanska will install intelligent window technology in its high-rise project “The Eight” in Seattle. The project will source View Smart Windows technology.

The Eight is a 25-storey building with 50,261 m2 (541,000 sf) commercial office tower with retail space, a public plaza and numerous outdoor balconies. View Smart Windows will be part of a suite of tenant-focused amenities, including a dedicated floor for tenant events, a health and wellness center, electric vehicle and e-bike charging, and more. The windows provide uninterrupted views of Lake Washington and downtown Bellevue while reducing energy consumption at The Eight.

View Smart Windows uses artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to outside conditions, control heat and glare, and eliminate the need for blinds. The windows measurably improve the health and well-being of building users.

Skanska has overseen the construction of numerous buildings equipped with View Smart Windows, including 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a renovated Class A office building in Midtown Manhattan owned by the Durst Organization, and the Sleepy Hollow headquarters of global biotechnology company Regeneron , New York.

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