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New Window Fact Sheets!

Posted by Webmaster on 15. December 2011 15:40

Have questions about window retrofit options? What works best? What are my options? How does the technology work?    Well, we have good news! New fact sheets are available! Click away to learn more!

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DOD Announces Partnership with Soladigm, Inc.

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 13:34

The Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) has announced 27 new projects to demonstrate emerging energy technologies on military installations through its Installation Energy Test Bed initiative, and one of those projects includes DOE partner, Soladigm, Inc. Their project is titled "Demonstration Program for Low-Cost, High-Energy-Saving Dynami... [More]

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New Glass Magazine article focuses on Opportunities for Electrochromic and Thermochromic Technologies

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 13:04

Glass Magazine recently published an article titled "Dynamic Glass Offers Growing Revenue Steam", a writeup that includes a great snapshot of the currnet players entering the market, including DOE partners such as Sage, Soladigm, and Pleotint. According to the article, "Prices are coming down, materials are getting better, and companies are raising more money, opening up opportunities for electroc... [More]

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Learn about Smart Windows on National Public Radio!

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 10:39

Enjoy listening to NPR and want to learn more about saving energy in your home or building? Then check out this piece on Smart Windows that was recently broadcasted to a national audience. The 4-minute report provides information on 25 years worth of R&D, including new coatings R&D, the importance of smart windows to building owners and other practical information for everyday listeners. C... [More]

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The PNNL Lab Homes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is on November 15!

Posted by Webmaster on 3. November 2011 11:17

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on November 15 from 10:00am - 12:00pm, the official ribbon cutting ceremony for new lab homes will take place, complete with home tours. The lab along with research partners will use two identical 1,500 square-foot homes for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand. Research and demonstration on the Lab Homes project will focus prim... [More]

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Summary for Decision Makers Document available from the Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group!

Posted by Webmaster on 25. October 2011 16:52

Just last month, The Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group met for the first time, bringing together more than 30 technical experts, government officials, industry and non-profit representatives. Better yet, these representatives came from across the globe, from India, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the United States. During that meeting, the wo... [More]

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First-ever Study to Determine Pollution Impacts on Cool Roofs underway in India

Posted by Webmaster on 20. October 2011 16:05

The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has begun a new project to measure the impact of pollution on Cool Roofs, and they're pulling out all the stops. With the aid of rooftop instruments, satellite images, an airplane and a balloon, LBNL scientists are determining how pollution impacts the efficacy of white roofs in cooling the planet. The project will last a... [More]

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A New Roof for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source Dome!

Posted by Webmaster on 20. October 2011 15:43

The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) houses the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a particle accelerator that generates X-rays for research, and a dome that needed a new cover! Owens Corning™ Roofing Solutions recently gave the ALS a new cool roof, using their Duration® Premium COOL Roof Shingles. Cool roofs work by reflecting back the sun's rays, keeping the ... [More]

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The DOE Solar Decathlon 2011

Posted by Webmaster on 19. September 2011 16:11

This Friday, September 23 marks the opening of the DOE Solar Decathlon 2011, a competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. In addition to touring these amazing homes for yourself, the public can take part in the Solar Decathlon workshops - a broad range of presentations, including a talk ... [More]

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The WVP Team is coming to Colorado!

Posted by Webmaster on 19. September 2011 15:23

The Windows Volume Purchase Team has another workshop on the horizon - on October 4, 2011 the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Colorado Regional Workshop and Windows Exhibit will be held on the NREL campus at 16235 Denver West Parkway in Golden, CO. Team  members from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Alliance to Save Energy and Energetics Incorporated will present in... [More]

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Cool Roof Research Workshop: A Success!

Posted by Webmaster on 23. August 2011 18:07

Earlier this year, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog updated you on the Workshop titled "Advances in Cool Roof Research: Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging" that took place in Berkeley, California this past July 28-29. Good news! The event was a success, thanks to the efforts of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak R... [More]

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