Design of ceramic-polymer optical composites for building energy efficiency: Infrared property control and transparent bulk thermal insulators
November 10-14, 2019
Of ~$1 trillion total U.S. energy use, 15% is for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and over 20% of this energy, 3.4% of total US energy, goes out the window through thermal losses, equivalent to $34 billion of energy waste annually. Materials design of windows, roofs and insulation is an opportunity for energy efficiency improvements, by optimizing solar absorption, transmission, infrared emission and thermal insulation. This presentation will discuss both static and dynamic/active approaches to improved energy efficiency in windows through materials design and performance improvements.
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Paul Clem, T.S. Luk, E.D. Spoerke, S.Y Chou, T.E. Beechem, and P. Hopkins, "Design of ceramic-polymer optical composites for building energy efficiency: Infrared property control and transparent bulk thermal insulators" in "Composites at Lake Louise 2019", John Kieffer, University of Michigan, USA Erik Spoeke, Sandia National Laboratories, USA Meisha Shofner, Georgia Institution of Technology, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/composites_all_2019/48