Beyond Double Pane: New Energy Efficient Glass Technology
Now,as the growth of energy efficient glass technology,smart glass is more and more popular in the commercial building.so what is smart glass and when is it appear? What application it have? Next,let us to know the more information about it.
The rapid development of low-emissivity glasses in the 1990s gave the energy efficient glass movement real momentum. Low-E glass is coated with nanoparticles that block unwanted parts of the light spectrum (infrared=heat), while allowing visible light to pass through. This technology allowed architects to design majestic glass edifices featuring all glass outer walls, which are both beautiful and energy efficient. This ultra-modern looking —and now energy wise— buildings are beginning to dominate our urban cityscapes. Dramatic custom homes with immense walls of glass can now be designed and built to save energy with this advanced material.
But perhaps the best news of all is that consumers on all levels are enjoying these innovations. As home and building owners renovate, one of their highest returns can be found by replacing glass windows. ENERGY STAR® qualified windows can help reduce your energy bills by 23% on average, depending on where you live. That can really add up over the life of your building and add to resale value. Saving money is great and you can enjoy the knowledge that your efficiency is reducing carbon output too.
What’s on the horizon for Low-E glass and other energy saving glass innovations? According to Glass Magazine, “Without question, dynamic glass is the next step in the evolution of energy-efficient glass,” This means that in addition to advancing glazing techniques like triple panes with glasses or vacuums between them, glass manufacturers will continue to innovate sexier new ways to keep the view but lose the inefficiency. Electrochromatic glass or “Smart Glass“ may soon be in a building near you. This is a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers. The glass can go from completely transparent to completely opaque in seconds; this transformation is controlled electronically. Advanced features like liquid crystal film are expensive but as use increases, prices will drop.
From above the information,we can know the smart glass will be more popular as the new energy glass.so,the smart glass will be a huge commercial chance.