IEA SHCP Task 18, Advanced Glazing and Associated Materials for Solar and Building Applications

  • Duer, Karsten (Project Manager)
  • Rudbeck, Claus Christian (Project Participant)
  • Svendsen, Svend (Project Participant)
  • Platzer, Werner (Project Participant)
  • Ballinger, John (Project Participant)
  • Elmahdy, Hakim (Project Participant)
  • Virtanen, Markku (Project Participant)
  • Maccari, Augusto (Project Participant)
  • Tanemura, Sakae (Project Participant)
  • d Geus, Aart (Project Participant)
  • Aschehoug, Oyvind (Project Participant)
  • Macias, Manuel (Project Participant)
  • Roos, Arne (Project Participant)
  • Bremer, Pierre (Project Participant)
  • Hutchins, Michael G. (Project Manager)
  • Taylor, Sam (Project Participant)
  • Frandsen, Sophus (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

The Task objective is to develop the scientific, engineering and architectural basis which will support the commercial development of advanced glazings in buildings and other solar applications with the aim of realising significant energy and environmental benefits.
Advanced glazing materials investigated include:
Monolithic silica aerogels, transparent insulation materials, glazing with incorporated blinds and shading low-emittance coatings, evacuated glazings, angular selective transmittance coatings, holographic and prismatic materials, variable transmittance electrochromic, thermochromic and liquid crystal devices.
Principal areas of activity:
· Energy performance assessment of residential and commercial buildings employing advanced glazing.
· Definition and determination of glazing performance criteria.
· Glazing selection and design in heating-dominated and cooling-dominated climates.
· Window life cycle analysis.
· Promotion of best practice, provision of applications guidance, education and information dissemination.
· Development of new and/or improved materials and prototype windows.
· Determination of optical and thermal performance.
· Development of recommended test procedures for key glazing measurements.
· Instrumentation design, development, calibration and error analysis.
· Angular dependent measurements of total, diffuse and specular optical properties.
· Comparison of measured glazing performance, improved design tools and new algorithm development.
· Properties and performance of candidate spacer and sealant materials.
· Improved window, frame and edge seal design and construction.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/04/199231/03/1997

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