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TERMOGLAZE: Thermochromic glazings for energy saving applications

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According to Eurostat, the residential and tertiary building sector accounts for up to 40% of the final energy consumption in Europe. Particularly, the highly adopted glazed surfaces in buildings are responsible for the 25%-30% of the energy needs of a building. In order these energy costs to be reduced; an optimal glazing should have a high solar transmittance in winter and a low transmission in the solar infrared band zone in summer.

 

The TERMOGLAZE project was initiated to tackle this problem by introducing innovative thermochromic glazings for energy saving applications. TERMOGLAZE’s goal is to materialize a durable product through an affordable and low-cost production process for thermochromic glazed surfaces, with transition temperature and specifications optimised for different climatic conditions and different applications.

 

In this document, the final results achieved by the TERMOGLAZE project are presented. In addition, the product’s specifications are given and its physical properties are reported. The production process is also described as well as the implemented simulation models for building applications.

 

The produced films, display properties that make them suitable for use as smart window coatings and the production process can be applied on a larger industrial scale. Furthermore, tests on a small scale building prototype equipped with TERMOGLAZE samples and glazing with no deposition, under solar radiation in summer conditions, showed a potential energy saving, with a lower temperature in the range of 3,4-7,5°C.

 

The TERMOGLAZE project was funded by the SME Programme of the Sixth Framework Programme. To download the full report, please visit the link provided below.