View Smart Windows to Surround Uber’s New Regional Hub in Dallas
View smart glass now shipping to 23-story LEED GOLD office tower, creating a healthier, more productive, and more sustainable environment for Uber employees
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--View®, the market leader in smart glass technology, announced that its smart windows have started shipping to The Epic II, a 23-story, 470,000-square-foot office under development by Westdale and KDC, located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, TX. The property, which is scheduled to be occupied in 2022, will serve as a regional hub for Uber, the worldwide ride-sharing technology leader.
View Smart Windows automatically adjust their tint in response to the sun, increasing access to natural light, reducing heat and glare and creating a more comfortable environment for employees. The Epic II will feature 182,000 square feet of View Smart Windows, eliminating the need for blinds or shades and helping Uber reduce energy consumption and achieve sustainability goals. The smart windows will preserve The Epic II’s stunning views of Downtown Dallas and serve as one of the major technology showpieces of this state-of-the-art office building.
The Epic II is part of a large-scale, mixed-use development, which includes multifamily, retail, and a boutique hotel in Dallas’ vibrant Deep Ellum neighborhood, a fast-growing market for tech talent and creative offices. Dallas is one of the fastest-growing real estate markets in the nation with strong continued growth expected in the office sector.
“Partnering with View gave us an opportunity to deliver a healthier, more sustainable and fundamentally more advanced space,” said AJ Greulich, Uber’s Head of Workplace for the U.S. and Canada. “View’s smart windows will help us attract and retain the best talent in the DFW area by creating a comfortable, engaging, and productive work experience.”
View Smart Glass offers significant health advantages for employees by reducing eyestrain and headaches, and increasing alertness. In a recent study, employees working next to View Smart Windows increased their sleep by 37 minutes per night and enjoyed a 42% boost in cognitive function. These findings are particularly important in today’s office market where employers, employees, and building owners are increasingly focused on health, wellness, and re-entering the workplace with confidence.
“We believe incorporating View into The Epic II makes our building a leader in the innovative wellness category,” said Dennis Trimarchi, Managing Principal for Westdale. “This is a differentiating amenity that office tenants value, and we have the ability to upgrade the system over time to adapt to the changing wants of the health and wellness landscape.”
“View is helping customers build infrastructure for a post-pandemic world where people’s health and wellness is the first priority,” said Rahul Bammi, Chief Business Officer for View. “We’re seeing a significant shift in the industry, with companies like Uber investing in healthier and more sustainable buildings built for the new normal.”
View is a technology company creating smart and connected buildings to improve people’s health and wellness, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. View is the market leader in smart windows that let in natural light and views and enhance mental and physical well-being by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain, and drowsiness. Every View installation includes a smart building platform that consists of power, network, and communication infrastructure.
On Nov. 30, View announced plans to become a publicly listed company through a merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: CFII), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald. For more information, see: Smart-Windows-Press-Release.pdf (view.com).
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