New High-Efficiency Window Prototype Result of DOE Partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a next-generation residential and commercial window prototype. When widely implemented in the marketplace, the high-performance features of the prototype could save billions of dollars annually in energy costs.

The new technologically advanced window concept is the result of collaboration between DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. (Faribault, Minnesota).

“DOE is investing in research to develop and commercialize the products of tomorrow, such as this next generation of window, so that by 2020 we can build homes that are zero net energy,” DOE Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Andy Karsner said.

This prototype incorporates dynamic electrochromic glass (SageGlass®) that can be electrically controlled to change from clear to dark. The prototype also includes other technology innovations, such as low emissivity (Low E) glass coatings, an unsealed internal plastic triple pane, krypton gas and an insulating frame. This is the first time that all of these technologies have been optimized in an integrated fashion. Continued research and development (R&D) ower the cost of advanced energy-saving glass and will allow today’s prototypes to be incorporated into affordable, mass produced products from many window suppliers. Consumers can currently purchase dual pane dynamic windows from SAGE Electrochromics.

DOE’s long-term window development goal is to produce windows that are as energy efficient as today’s walls. By incorporating advanced technologies, windows can actually become a net-energy provider for homes. Advances in window technology will also ensure that their solar heat gain is very low in summer, which could potentially mitigate electricity demand.

Read the entire news on the source link below.

600450 New High-Efficiency Window Prototype Result of DOE Partnership glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Berkeley Group selects Deceuninck’s Tilt & Turn for Imperial College
Deceuninck’s 2500 Tilt and Turn window has been installed in flagship student accommodation in London.
TruFrame: Incomparable Casement Windows
Known for easy operation and transitioning smoothly when opened & closed, our TruFrame Casement windows are one of the most popular and versatile window out on the market.
Introducing the GT6700 Window System
Graham is excited to introduce a newly designed casement, projected and fixed configuration window system.
SolarWindow Announces Alliance with Coating Equipment Manufacturer for Large-Scale Production
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. announced its latest commercial alliance with nTact, a global leader in coating process knowledge and equipment manufacturing, necessary for large-scale production of transparent electricity-generating windows.
Sapa windows used again on final phase of landmark Newcastle student accommodation
A total of 770 windows from one of the largest suppliers of aluminium building systems in Europe, Sapa Building System, feature on Newcastle’s latest student accommodation addition, Verde.
Display Unit: A conceptual design of a Mirreco micro home incorporating ClearVue window technology
ClearVue signs MOU to provide Solar Window Technology to Industrial Hemp Based Sustainable Eco-friendly Micro Home provider Mirreco.

Add new comment