View developing energy efficient window technology

Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View, said his company's window technology can reduce energy consumption but up to 20 percent.

Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View, said his company's window technology can reduce energy consumption but up to 20 percent. 

A recently unstealthed startup wants to give everyone a room with a View.

Milpitas, Calif.-based View, formerly Soladigm, is developing smart window technologies that automatically adjust to improve energy efficiency and provide glare reduction – like sunglasses for buildings.

“We have intelligent systems that manage windows automatically keeping conditions inside comfortable when things outside are not, and all the while maintaining the view,” said CEO Rao Mulpuri.

The company said an average installation decreases heating and air conditioning and lighting energy consumption by 20 percent.

View has 250 employees, about 100 in Milpitas where it operates a pilot manufacturing line, has its headquarters office and keeps its research and development facilities, and the remainder at its Olive Branch, Miss., factory. The company has raised more than $100 million in venture capital from funders including Khosla Ventures, DBL Investors, GE, Navitas Capital, Signma Partners, The Westly Group, Reinet Investments and NanoDimension.

View’s dynamic glass windows are installed in the lobby of the W Hotel in San Francisco.

From the San Francisco Business Times.

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