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Dynamic window daylighting systems: electropolymeric technology for solar responsive building envelopes
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Krietemeyer; Shane I. Smith; Anna H. Dyson
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Paper Abstract

Human health and energy problems associated with the lack of control of sunlight in contemporary buildings have necessitated research into dynamic windows for energy efficient buildings. Existing window technologies have made moderate progress towards greater energy performance for facades but remain limited in their response to dynamic solar conditions, building energy requirements, and variable user preferences for visual comfort. Recent developments in electropolymeric display technology provide opportunities to transfer electroactive polymers to windows that can achieve high levels of geometric and spectral selectivity through the building envelope in order to meet the lighting, thermal and user requirements of occupied spaces. Experimental simulations that investigate daylight quality, energy performance, and architectural effects of electropolymeric glazing technology are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79763A (29 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885720
Show Author Affiliations
Elizabeth A. Krietemeyer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Shane I. Smith, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Anna H. Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7976:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Federico Carpi, Editor(s)

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