Smart phones, smart cars and now smart windows. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have developed a new material, called nanocrystals, to make ordinary windows smarter.
Smart windows are more energy-efficient than its counterparts as the nanocrystals fused into the glass can transform the composition of the sunlight, such as visible light and heat-producing near-infrared (NIR) light, as it passes through the window providing energy savings and climate comfort for the home.
As well, the nanocrystals in the glass windows allows homeowners to receive natural indoor lighting without unwanted thermal gain. Other features include offering occupants the ability to reduce the use of air conditioning and heating in their home and the capability to switch from tinted glass windows to transparent glass windows anytime.
AAA Windows 4 Less looks forward to new and innovative windows that can provide both energy-savings and comfort to the home. Currently, AAA Windows 4 Less offer a variety of energy-efficient windows for homes in Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area cities.
By: Paul Doh