Nickel Developments Selects View Smart Windows for Large-Scale Residential Tower in St. Catharines, Ontario
View, Inc. announced its Smart Windows will enclose Carlisle Square, a new residential development in St. Catharines, Ontario.
TORONTO and ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — View, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW) (“View”), the leader in smart building technologies, announced its Smart Windows will enclose Carlisle Square, a new large-scale residential development situated in the Downtown core of St. Catharines, Ontario. Built by Nickel Developments, Ltd, the 200,000-square-foot, 18-storey tower boasts 228 residential units, a grocery store, and other accompanying boutique shops, and will help to elevate St. Catharines’ status as a leader in wellness and sustainability.
“With Carlisle Square, we wanted to encompass the vibrancy that people recognize when they think about the Niagara region,” said Nick Atalick, President of Nickel Developments. “Being in the heart of Niagara, surrounded by green landscape, it doesn’t make sense to cover the scenery with blinds when there is a superior technology that lets us harness those views to improve the health of our residents, while conserving energy. We are thrilled to have discovered View.”
View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to control heat and eliminate glare, increasing access to natural light and reducing energy consumption from lighting and HVAC by as much as 20%. The windows will provide residents, patrons, and employees at Carlisle Square with continuous views of Twelve Mile Creek, Lake Ontario, and the Welland Canal.
Multiple studies have shown that access to daylight dramatically improves cognitive function and that clear, unobstructed views of green landscape can have a healing effect and positive impact on health and well-being. A recent study found that residents living in buildings with View Smart Windows slept 16 minutes more and experienced 11% less anxiety and 9% less stress compared to those in homes with traditional windows and blinds. These findings were particularly important to Nickel Developments, which built Carlisle Square with both retirees and working professionals in mind.