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


    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.
    Effective start/end date01/04/199231/03/1997

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya (Project partner)
    • Uppsala University (Project partner)
    • Société d'Étude de l'Environnement (Project partner)
    • Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (Project partner)
    • National Research Council of Canada (Project partner)
    • University of New South Wales (Project partner)
    • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Project partner)
    • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (Project partner)
    • Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture Design and Conservation (Project partner)
    • United States Department of Energy (Project partner)
    • Unknown (Project partner)
    • CSTM/SM (Project partner)
    • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (Project partner)
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Project partner)


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