Researchers show possibility of making wood transparent raising possibility of it being an alternative to glass

One day, in the future, you might be sitting in a home or working in a building with wooden windows. Steve Eichhorn, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Bristol, writes on The Conversation website that materials scientists have been experimenting with making wood transparent.   Transparent wood is coming, and it … Continue reading Researchers show possibility of making wood transparent raising possibility of it being an alternative to glass

Windows will provide more than a room with a view

We are reading about important technology developments practically every day. Niamh Mcintyre writes in The Independent about using solar windows and what their potential impact will be.   Solar windows could meet 'nearly all' of America's electricity demand Solar cell technology could soon tap into the massive energy potential of windows and other transparent objects, … Continue reading Windows will provide more than a room with a view

New developments in creating a ‘smart’ window

A team at Princeton University is developing new self-powered windows. Kenny Walter explains in an article on the R&DMagazine website.   One Step Closer to ‘Smart’ Windows A team from Princeton University have developed a window that controls different factors by varying tint, saving up to 40 percent on an average building’s energy costs. “Sunlight … Continue reading New developments in creating a ‘smart’ window

Latest developments in energy-efficient window tinting

This week in Europe it would have been nice to have been able to simply tint windows to keep the sun out. But as Scott Collie writes on the New Atlas website, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a energy-efficient thin film material that allows for relatively quick tinting.   Energy-efficient … Continue reading Latest developments in energy-efficient window tinting

Using paint for a DIY retrofit

We are seeing many technological developments. One of the most intriguing is using a paint-on coating to improve the energy performance of windows. Dawn Killough provides a good account of recent developments on the Green Building Elements website.   Scientists Developing Paint-On Coating For Energy Efficient Windows US Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading Using paint for a DIY retrofit

The innovative use of smart glass

There is a good article on the Glass on Web website about the benefits of smart glass. It is encouraging to see such developments.   Improving Energy Efficiency with Smart Glass As the importance of energy efficiency becomes more apparent, the use of renewable energy sources and better insulation has sky rocketed. However, more innovative … Continue reading The innovative use of smart glass

“Smart” glass shows promise

Daksha Rangan write on the Weather Network website about new glass that reacts to weather conditions and brings many benefits. It can even provide low level power.   Researchers create smart windows, using weather to create a renewable energy source Can rain help you cut back on energy costs? In the near future, perhaps. According … Continue reading “Smart” glass shows promise