ChromoGenics’ dynamic glass technology meets the midnight sun on ICEHOTEL 365 in Jukkasjärvi
When the ICEHOTEL 365 opened in spring 2017, the building had a beautiful window installed with the dynamic glass technology ConverLight™. The collaboration between ChromoGenics AB (publ) and ICEHOTEL 365 now contributes positively to the visitors' experience and ICHOTEL's goal of working in harmony with nature.
In Jukkasjärvi the sun shines for 100 days in a row during the summer months. ICEHOTEL has installed a solar system to take care of the almost constant daylight during these months. It provides an energy surplus that is used to drive the other buildings, such as restaurants, offices and warm rooms. But there is also a great potential for increased energy efficiency in allowing sunlight inside without the sun's heat coming in. ConverLight™ is a flexible and dynamic glass solution where effective solar control provides increased indoor comfort and lower energy consumption, while at the same time the person in the room has a natural contact with the outside world.
"Now that our guests can combine their ice experience with art and activities all year round, it becomes even more important for us to find new and innovative solutions on our way to becoming CO2-negative. ChromoGenics’ innovative glass technology ConverLight™ shows great potential for being the perfect solution for us who want to optimize our guests' experience while increasing our energy efficiency," declares Yngve Bergqvist founder and initiator of Icehotel.
ICEHOTEL is situated in a natural area, right on the river Torne - Sweden's northernmost and largest national river. Nature is an important part of the business, a source of inspiration, experiences and, not least, building materials. In the new building, which was opened this year, a beautiful window has been installed with ChromoGenics’ dynamic glass technology. Energy savings are achieved by reducing cooling requirements in the room as the excess solar radiation can be effectively reduced with dynamic toning in the glass. With ConverLight™, the impact on the environment is reduced while allowing people’s well-being and to feel comfortable.
"We are proud that our dynamic glass technology ConverLight™ has been installed at the ICEHOTEL 365. Their efforts mean that, as of this year, visitors can enjoy the unique combination of ice-sculptures and outstanding natural experiences throughout the year - even though the midnight sun still belongs to the summer months. We look forward to being able to continue contributing to ICEHOTEL's unique operations and important environmental work at all levels," says Thomas Almesjö, CEO of ChromoGenics.
ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all. The ICEHOTEL 365, presented this year, is a brand new ice experience that can be visited all year round. ICEHOTEL is a multiple winner of the World Travel Awards and has about 50,000 visitors a year. www.icehotel.com
Josefin Lindberg, Media & PR, ICEHOTEL
Tel: +46 (0)73 923 2725
Thomas Almesjö, CEO
Susanne Andersson, CFO & Head of Communications
Tel: +46 18 430 0430
ChromoGenics is a leader in dynamic glass with controllable heat- and light transmission. The company’s unique electrochromic technology ConverLight™, provides sustainable solar control with increased indoor comfort and energy efficiency. In 2016 the company started commercial sales to real estate projects in Scandinavia. ChromoGenics is located in Uppsala and has about 20 employees. The technology is derived from the world leading research center at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University. The plant has been partly financed by a conditional loan from the Swedish Energy Agency. ChromoGenics share (CHRO) is listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm with G&W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser. www.chromogenics.com