ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY) -- Last year, Tompkins Financial opened their new Headquarters in Downtown Ithaca. Along with the new building, new high-tech windows were installed.The windows, by a company called View, have energy efficient technology in them that control the amount of light coming into the building. Officials say they knew about of the effects of natural light on work productivity and they wanted to be able to bring that to their employees. Studies have shown that when employees have windows and natural light in their work environment, their work productivity goes up. 

"The Technology itself is dynamic glass or smart glass which senses the conditions outside. The amount of sunlight, the angle of the sunlight, and really one of our stated goals in the project was to allow all employees access to natural light some way shape or form," says Mark Kreydt, Executive Vice President With Tompkins Insurance Agency

Officials say that they have had nothing but positive feedback from their employees about the new windows. For more information on these windows and the company that produces them, you can click here to be taken to their website.