The  BEC Dallas provides a forum for the design and construction industry to address building enclosures—the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency.


Smart Windows are a category of next generation windows that have the ability to change traditionally static performance characteristics such as visible light transmittance and solar heat gain coefficient. Examples of technologies that enable Smart Windows are electrochromic (EC), thermochromic, photochromic, liquid crystal (LC) and suspended particle devices (SPD). Thermochromic and photochromic technologies change their properties based on ambient temperature and light respectively. EC, LC and SPD technologies have the advantage of electronic control of glass performance, enabling truly intelligent controls that can be integrated.  Dynamic Glass offers intelligent windows that maximize natural light and unobstructed views while reducing heat and glare. Unlike traditional glass, Dynamic Glass tints in response to outdoor conditions providing greater comfort and energy efficiency without ever compromising the view.  It is powered by a sophisticated intelligence engine that adapts to your environment and you. It automatically responds to outdoor conditions and people’s preferences, or can be controlled individually from a mobile device. Create truly stunning, signature architecture with perpetually adapting façades—without obtrusive fins or louvers.

The presentation will focus on the following:

  • The use of Dynamic Glass on building facades and its impact on building occupants — workers, students, patients, travelers, and residents
  • The impact of Dynamic Glass on building energy performance
  • An overview of the technology and how it works
  • Background and history of View, Inc.

Presenter:  Jay Elms, View Inc.

Jay Elms has Operational responsibility for View in the Central/South United States, with teams in Dallas, Austin/San Antonio, and Houston, and has been with View since December, 2016.  Previously, Jay spent 20 years in the Building Technologies space with Siemens and Schneider Electric where he led domestic and global sales teams, most recently managing relationships with some of the largest data center companies in the world.  Jay is a native of Dallas, and received is B.S. in Construction Science from Texas A&M, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.