Expert interview with Eugene Veerkamp of Brightlands Materials Center who talks about the SunSmart thermochromic smart glass coating.
Expert interview with Dr. Alexander Kraft who has doctoral studies in semiconductor electrochemistry and 20 years of experience building smart glass technologies. Dr Kraft currently works with ChromoGenics as a smart glass consultant.
Augmented-reality (AR) smart glass is a nascent technology with clear benefits for digital manufacturing that needs real-world validation to enable the efficiency gains required by Industry 4.0
The European Union needs equivalent legislation to the US Dynamic Glass Act but stated in technology-neutral terms to include all possible solutions.
Photovoltaic smart glass converts ultraviolet and infrared to electricity while transmitting visible light into building interiors, enabling the sustainable use of natural daylight.
Photochromic glass promotes sustainable architecture and compliance with green building standards such as LEED and BREEAM, by allowing interiors to meet the minimum daylighting requirements of 300 lux across 50% of building space, without the accompanying increase in HVAC costs.
Thermochromic smart glass reduces solar heat gain into buildings, reducing air conditioning costs and contributing to ‘net-zero’ construction.
Smart glass technologies can reduce failures in electronic medical devices at risk from interference due to lightning strikes and mobile phone transmitters.
Smart glass can help architects to cut carbon emissions by reducing heating and cooling costs in buildings, thus complying with the proposed new European Climate Law, which intends to convert Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Translucent concrete is an architectural and design tool which transmits and scatters daylight throughout a building, offering energy efficiency, sustainability and privacy, as well as serving as a structural and insulative element.
Suspended Particle Devices (SPD) smart glass is a technology developed and patented by Research Frontiers Inc. and allows a voltage-driven, reversible and variable change in glass transmittance, benefitting privacy, energy efficiency and security.
With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals in PDLC smart glass orient randomly and scatter light. When an electrical signal is applied, the liquid crystals orient themselves parallel to each other, allowing light through and illuminating parts of the building which would otherwise remain in darkness.
Researchers at the University of South Florida have invented electrochromic devices that use low power with improved cyclability of water-based organic electrolytes.
Expert Interview with Veeral Hardev of Ubiquitous Energy who explains how their transparent photovoltaic glass will bring aesthetically-pleasing, electricity-generating windows to the mainstream market.
The colour rendering capabilities of smart glass facades in healthcare facilities can directly influence medical diagnoses that rely on a visual observation of the colour of human tissue.
Expert interview with Lennart ten Kate of eLstar Dynamics, who explains how their electrophoresis-based smart glass solves key issues in the architectural and transport sectors.
Expert interview with Ken Jagger of ClearVue photovoltaic smart glass, who explains how on-site power generation can be combined with a stunning transparent exterior view.
Expert interview with Alain Garnier of Saint-Gobain SageGlass, who explains the innovations and future expectations in the electrochromic smart glass market.
Expert Interview with Bruce Nicol, Head of Global Design for Merck eyrise, who comments on the key benefits of the eyrise technology for architectural applications.
George Rubin of Cerebral Strategy gives his opinion on the market trends and the future of the smart glass sector, based on 20 years experience at the cutting edge of smart glass and photovoltaics.
Smart glass facilitates disinfection in healthcare environments, thus replacing curtains, drapes and window blinds which can harbour pathogens. We ask the question: why is glass easy to clean in the first place?
We are joined by Ronen Lin, Executive Director of Smart Films International based in Israel, who talks to us about the PDLC smart glass industry.
We are joined by Dr. Aritra Ghosh, post-doctoral fellow in renewable energy at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter.
We are joined by Georges Figura, R+D Manager of Smart Lite (a division of Vision Systems) to talk about how smart glass has impacted the transport sector.
Electrochromic smart glass changes transmittance when powered by a DC voltage. This reversible change alters the state of the glass between transparent and opaque (or any state in between), with switching times in the order of minutes.
We define ‘smart glass’ as having modifications to the structure of any glazing product, or technologies which augment its behaviour. These can be surface coatings, internal lamination or electronic circuits embedded in or on the glass.