Accession Number DE2013-1080460
Title Adaptive Liquid Crystal Windows.
Publication Date Jan 2011
Media Count 51p
Personal Author B. Taheri V. H. Bodnar
Abstract Energy consumption by private and commercial sectors in the U.S. has steadily grown over the last decade. The uncertainty in future availability of imported oil, on which the energy consumption relies strongly, resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of energy. About 20% of this consumption are used to heat and cool houses and commercial buildings. To reduce dependence on the foreign oil and cut down emission of greenhouse gases, it is necessary to eliminate losses and reduce total energy consumption by buildings. To achieve this goal it is necessary to redefine the role of the conventional windows. At a minimum, windows should stop being a source for energy loss. Ideally, windows should become a source of energy, providing net gain to reduce energy used to heat and cool homes.
Keywords Buildings
Cooling
Costs
Electrooptics
Energy consumption
Glass
Greenhouse gases
Heating
Houses
Liquid crystals
Losses
Production
Substrates
Windows


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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