Seattle-Based Developer Henbart Delivers Its Second Building Featuring View Smart Windows
Parque Kirkland, a new mixed-use apartment residence in Kirkland, WA.
SEATTLE and MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — View, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIEW) (“View”), the leader in smart building technologies, today announced the installation of its smart windows at Parque Kirkland, a new mixed-use apartment residence in Kirkland, WA, scheduled to open next month. The development represents the second project for Henbart LLC and View, following the installation of View Smart Windows at Henbart’s Lake Union office building, which achieved LEED Gold certification upon its renovation.
View Smart Windows transform buildings into responsive environments that automatically adjust to control heat and glare without the need for blinds. The windows will serve as a key amenity for residents of Parque Kirkland, enabling them to enjoy continuous natural light and views of the outdoors, including Peter Kirk Park to the south and Lake Washington to the west, and improving their health and wellbeing as a result. 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 living in homes with traditional windows and blinds.
In addition to View Smart Windows, the installation at Parque Kirkland will also feature View Immersive Displays in the building’s rooftop cabana and entertainment center. The Displays transform smart windows into transparent, high-definition displays for interactive entertainment, internet browsing, interactive collaboration, and more.
“Partnering with View gives us the opportunity to deliver healthier, more sustainable and more engaging spaces than would otherwise be possible,” said Mark Craig, President of Henbart LLC. “Based on our positive experience with View at our Lake Union office building, expanding our use of this technology into a residential setting with Parque Kirkland was an obvious choice. We’re thrilled to offer the benefits of View Smart Windows to our residents.”