27 Apr '18, 10am

Smart glass: a rising technology

Smart glass: a rising technology

Smart glass is a family of electrically-active glass technologies capable of darkening at the press of a button to block light and heat entering your building or car (see table below). This may have started out as a luxury feature in high-end projects, but studies from Lawrence Berkeley also point to the economic benefit - peak electricity savings of up to 30 percent (blocking heat in a building means you can downsize your air conditioning unit or use it at lower power settings). There have even been studies that argue how blue-tinted electrochromic glass improves mental health and productivity of employees, as it simulates natural daylight (the electrochromic layer in the glass is typically made of tungsten oxide, which does not absorb blue light). Perhaps there is even greater economic benefit, as reported by Bloomberg last week for the Dallas-Fort Worth international ai...

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