MILPITAS, Calif. and BELLEVUE, Wash. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — View, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW) (“View”), the leader in smart building technologies, has been selected by global construction and development leader Skanska to be featured in The Eight, a Class-A high-rise office tower and one of the first buildings in the Bellevue Central Business District to feature smart windows.

Built, developed, and owned by Skanska USA Commercial Development, The Eight is a 25-story, 541,000 square-foot commercial office tower featuring retail spaces, a public plaza, and numerous exterior balconies. View Smart Windows will be part of a suite of tenant-focused amenities, including a dedicated floor for tenant events, a health and wellness center, electric vehicle and e-bike charging, and more. The windows will provide continuous views of Lake Washington and downtown Bellevue, while also reducing energy consumption at The Eight.

View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to outdoor conditions, controlling heat and glare and eliminating the need for blinds. The windows measurably improve the health and well-being of building occupants. A recent study found that people working in rooms with View Smart Windows experienced half as many headaches, slept 37 minutes longer each night, and performed 42% better on cognitive tests compared to those working in rooms with standard windows and blinds.

“The greater Seattle office sector is booming, and in a post-COVID market, amenities focused on tenant wellness will be more important than ever,” said Murphy McCullough, EVP and Regional Manager with Skanska. “Our investment in View Smart Windows furthers Skanska’s commitment to innovation and to enhancing the sustainability of the built environment.”

Skanska and View have maintained an ongoing, multi-year relationship — largely through office projects where Skanska USA Building served as a general contractor. Skanska has overseen the construction of numerous buildings that feature View Smart Windows, including 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a renovated Class-A office building in midtown Manhattan owned by the Durst Organization, and global biotechnology company Regeneron’s headquarters in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

“Skanska has long recognized that buildings of the future will be smart, healthy, and sustainable,” added Dr. Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View. “Our deepening partnership reflects our shared ambition to transform how buildings are designed and experienced.”

Pickard Chilton served as the lead architect for The Eight, which broke ground in June 2021.