U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
New and Underutilized Technology: Smart Windows
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for smart windows within the Federal sector.
Smart windows are made of electrochromic glass, which uses electrical energy to transition between clear and darkened state to control light and heat gain. Darkened glass transmits less light and reduces heat gain, especially in dual-pane windows.
Smart windows are appropriate for deployment within most building categories and should be considered in building design, renovation, or during window replacement projects.
Key Factors for Deployment
Window orientation is a factor that must be considered prior to smart window implementation.
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