Glass systems manufacturer View has secured a contract from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US to install up to 500,000ft² of smart windows in the airport’s passenger terminals.
View Dynamic Glass is a new generation of architectural glass that controls the sun’s energy and reduces glare and heat.
With the proposed installation, DFW joins a growing list of airports worldwide that have adopted the dynamic glass.
DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue said: “Delivering a world-class customer experience is the overarching goal of DFW’s efforts to transform travel.
“After testing Dynamic Glass in our terminals, we were thrilled to see the positive effects on the customer experience and look forward to installing the glass in locations that will have the greatest impact on our customers and our employees.”
Following a recent study at the airport’s Gate A28 and a nearby restaurant, it was found that the glass improves travellers’ comfort when compared to conventional glass, resulting in an 83% increase in passenger dwell time at preferred gate seating. It also found there was a 102% increase in concession sales.
View Dynamic Glass is capable of slashing HVAC and lighting energy use by up to 15% in terminals during peak periods, significantly cutting carbon emissions.
View CEO Rao Mulpuri said: “We are excited DFW has chosen to outfit the entire airport with View Dynamic Glass after it proved to deliver on all of their strategic priorities.
“Our relentless focus on creating delightful human environments is yielding incredible results across the aviation industry. We are looking forward to working with DFW to create first-class passenger experiences.”
To date, View Dynamic Glass has been installed at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).