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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
28 September 2011 12:42:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Energy Saving Smart Coatings

What differentiates your heating and cooling needs between winter and summer? Of course we need more heat in winter and more cooling in the summer. One of the desirable architectural features in a building is to have lots of windows. Yet, one of the factors that limits this type of architectural feature is the effect of too much sunlight. There is a need for smart coatings on windows which is able to let in more sunlight (near-Infra Red or NIR) heating during winter and to block it during summers. This alone can save so much in energy bill for buildings not only in temperature but in lighting control. Such that a truly efficient coating if available can be a commercial success and is a green signature. Here is how it works.

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