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Lightweight switchable smart solutions for energy saving glass facades

In modern architecture, large-area glazing is a continuing trend because of its appearance and design variety. Large southwards-oriented windows help to reduce the energy demand for heating in winter. However, large-area glazing may significantly increase the energy demand for cooling and air-conditioning in hot summers. Smart Glass Solutions – such as electrochromic (EC) and thermochromic (TC) windows and glass façades control the radiation energy transfer with the “touch of a button” and thus can drastically reduce the energy demands for heating and air conditioning of large buildings. In addition, they allow superior indoor lighting comfort in contrast to conventional mechanical window blinds. Switch2Save H2020 project has been launched to improve the availability and affordability of EC and TC smart glass technologies. The consortium of ten partners from research and industry will demonstrate the energy saving potential of Smart Glass Solutions in two fully-operational buildings.

Hosted by BUILD UP, the Switch2Save project organises the webinar entitled “Lightweight switchable smart solutions for energy saving glass facades“. Moderated by Lenka Bajarova from AMIRES, the webinar will take place 12/12/2022 and will present the main features of Switch2Save technology and its potential impact and will also introduce the Architectural Design Competition.

Webinar agenda:

  • Project Overview (Matthias Fahland, FEP)
  • Technical achievements (materials & components) and Demo-sites (Greger Gregard, ChromoGenics)
  • Architectural Design Contest (Sara Van Rompaey, E2ARC)
  • Impact of Switch2Save (Matthias Fahland, FEP, coordinator)

To take part in the webinar, please register HERE.