Tagged with windows

New developments in creating a ‘smart’ window

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

Using paint for a DIY retrofit

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

The innovative use of smart glass

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

“Smart” glass shows promise

“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

New efficient windows

New efficient windows

H&V News describes new developments in windows. As the article states, windows are acknowledged to be a key weak point in terms of the building’s energy use and improvements can have a major impact. It would be good to hear the views of the glass industry.   New technology set to improve the thermal efficiency … Continue reading

The impact of the new generation of smart windows

The impact of the new generation of smart windows

RTCC (Responding to Climate Change) assesses the important energy savings that are available from new materials that are being developed to significantly increase the efficiency of windows.   Smart windows could spark energy efficiency revolution Window coating can stop around 50% of heat and 70% of visible light, generating huge energy savings A window spray … Continue reading