Thermal and optical properties of a thermotropic glass pane: Laboratory and in-field characterization

Lorenza Bianco, Francesco Goia, Valentina Serra, Michele Zinzi

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Abstract

Switchable windows are glazing technologies that exhibit dynamic optical properties and may thus be used to improve the energy performance of buildings. A window system based on a thermotropic glass pane was tested both in the laboratory and by means of an outdoor test cell facility. In this paper the full optical and thermal characterization of this glazing technology is presented. Experiments and data analysis led to the characterization of the behaviour of the thermotropic glazing both when this technology is used alone (single glass pane) and when it is integrated in a multilayer fenestration (a triple glazed unit).
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 1 Nov 2015 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period1/11/15 → …

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Bianco, L., Goia, F., Serra, V., & Zinzi, M. (2015). Thermal and optical properties of a thermotropic glass pane: Laboratory and in-field characterization. Paper presented at 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.124