Optimisation of Thermochromic Thin Films on Glass; Design of Intelligent Windows
Theoretically thermochromic glazing has the potential to reduce energy consumption in buildings by allowing visible light for day lighting, reducing unwanted solar gain during the cooling season, while allowing useful solar gain in the heating season. In this study building simulation is used to predict the savings made by novel thermochromic glazing coatings compared to standard products, for locations with different climates. The results suggest that thermochromic glazing can have a significant energy saving effect compared to current approaches.
Pietro VINCENZINI, David S. GINLEY, Giovanni BRUNO, Attilio RIGAMONTI and Nikolay ZHELUDEV
M. Saeli et al., "Optimisation of Thermochromic Thin Films on Glass; Design of Intelligent Windows", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 75, pp. 79-90, 2010