The effect of transition gradient in thermochromic glazing systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-90
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Buildings
Volume77
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Thermochromic glazing theoretically has the potential to lead to a large reduction in energy demand in modern buildings by allowing the transmission of visible light for day lighting whilst reducing unwanted solar gain during the cooling season, but allowing useful solar gain in the heating season. In this study building simulation is used to examine the effect of the thermochromic transition gradient on the energy demand characteristics of a model system in a variety of climates. The results are also compared against current industry standard glazing products. The results suggest that in a warm climate with a low transition temperature and sharp hysteresis gradient energy demand can be reduced by up to 51% compared to a conventional double glazing approach. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Energy demand reduction, Energy simulation, Thermochromic glazing

Citation Format(s)

The effect of transition gradient in thermochromic glazing systems. / Warwick, Michael E.A.; Ridley, Ian; Binions, Russell.
In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 77, 07.2014, p. 80-90.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review