Advanced Technologies for Smart Windows.

Fellow Smart-Windows Projects

Besides MEM4WIN the EC funds  four other Smart-Windows projects:


Harvesting solar energy with multifunctional glass-polymer windows
HarWin will develop new materials for windows and provide heat and noise
control through laminate glazing structures and lightweight framing. Phasechanging
materials will improve energy ef ciency and materials for wavelength
conversion will enhance visible light transmission. Bene ts of the next
generation windows will be a reduction in weight, thermal conductivity and
energy and material consumption, proved through a lifecycle environmental
assessment. more information

Development of an active fi lm for smart windows with inkjet method and
an application to an autonomous smart device for buildings
The SMARTBLIND project aims to develop an energy efficient smart window.
The window will include a hybrid film composed of an electrochromic  film and
a photovoltaic film printed onto a long-lasting fexible substrate. The realisation
process will be implemented thanks to electrochromic and photovoltaic inks
specially formulated to be ink-jet printed. more information

Smart, lightweight, cost-effective and energy efficient windows based on
novel material combinations
The main aim of the project is to create “smart active” windows that reduce
heat loss by 75% and contribute to meeting the energy ef ciency targets
of the building industry by 2020. This goal will be achieved through a new
Vacuum Insulation Glazing (VIG) solution combined with newly developed
switchable glazing systems mounted in a durable and energy ef cient sash
and frame. more information

Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Comfort by Smart Light Transmittance Control
EELICON is concerned with an innovative switchable light transmittance technology developed previously in projects co-funded by the EU Framework Programmes. The core of this development are mechanically flexible and light-weight electrochromic (EC) film devices based on a conductive polymer nanocomposite technology with a unique property profile far beyond the current state-of-the art, opening the possibility to retrofit existing windows with a electrically dimmable plastic film. more information