Engineering Professor Continues Work on Sustainable Windows

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers at Penn State have developed a thin, barely visible nanofilm made of light-interactive nanomaterials that can absorb and deflect solar infrared energy, or heat. The researchers are now testing these window-glazing materials to produce dynamic windows that adapt to climate conditions in real-time while reducing total building energy consumption. Also, these windows would maintain clarity and transparency without the visual tradeoffs of tinted or screened windows, increasing the comfort of a building occupant.