Smart Windows from Silicon Valley-based View have been selected for Phase II of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Concourse A expansion.

This is the company’s second project at CLT, following Phase I’s installation of View Smart Windows in 2018, which saw the windows featured throughout the Concourse A Connector and Gates A21-29.

CLT, which welcomed nearly 48 million passengers in 2022, is implementing a multi-phase capital improvement plan for Concourse A. Designed by C Design and Perkins & Will, Phase II is a 189,000ft2 expansion that will add ten gates and three levels. All Phase II gates and levels will feature View Smart Windows, optimising the amount of natural light and reducing heat, glare, and energy consumption throughout the concourse.

According to a study conducted by CLT and View following the Phase I expansion, the concourse with View Smart Windows had more natural light and less glare, while seats at the gates with View Smart Windows are 15°cooler than those at gates with traditional windows.

In addition to CLT, View Smart Windows have been installed at several international airports across the US, including Boston Logan, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, San Francisco, New York LaGuardia, Memphis, Phoenix Sky Harbor, and Seattle-Tacoma.

Image: Charlotte Douglas International Airport/ View