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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction by M Diamanti, C Goran-Granqvist, A Nazari, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Switchable glazing technology for eco-efficient construction

C.G. Granqvist,     Uppsala University, Sweden

Abstract:

Electrochromic and thermochromic materials and devices make it possible to construct glazings whose throughput of visible light and solar energy can be switched to different levels depending on the application of an electrical voltage or on the temperature, respectively. These glazings are of much interest for eco-efficient buildings and are able to impart energy efficiency jointly with indoor comfort. The present chapter outlines the basics of the two technologies focusing on functional principles, relevant materials, device and manufacturing technology, as well as selected results from research and development.

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