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How nanotechnology can make windows smarter

Posting in Energy

Using a new nanocrystal material, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have come up with a window coating that improves energy efficiency of windows. And it could be cheap enough to make an impact in the market.

"A big issue for new window coating technology is to make sure that the cost is low enough that it's available to all the people that might want to buy it and improve the efficiency of their buildings," said Delia Milliron, a scientist at LBNL, in a new video from the University of California. "We're really excited about our technology using a solution-based process because that has the potential to really bring the costs down to the point where it can be deployed broadly in the market."

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[h/t GOOD]

— By on January 14, 2013, 4:38 AM PST

Tyler Falk

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Tyler Falk freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure