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Solar glass is used as glazing for solar devices like photovoltaic modules and solar-thermal collectors. In desert regions dust accumulation can lead to extreme efficiency losses due to soiling, with previous results of up to -80% in 6 month. For a reproducible qualification of different glass types, surface structures and functional coatings an in-house developed […]

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This paper proposes to consider the impact of window replacement, and in particular its glazing, on the energy savings and CO2 emissions’ reduction of the building stock. Based on a quantitative report commissioned by Glass for Europe to TNO (2018), the paper presents the quantities of energy and CO2 that can be saved by 2030 […]

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Cédric Janssens

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The combination of the double skin concept with unitized systems made current typologies of double glazed units possible. Two concepts are mainly discussed especially in high-profile markets like London or Switzerland: Closed Cavity Façades (CCF) adopting the concept of pressurized multilayer ETFE-foil cushion constructions and Self-Conditioning Façades (SCF) using the concept of pressure relaxed insulated […]

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René Schneider

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Printed Perotech TUTL-project, funded by Business Finland and Aalto university, develops perovskite based solar cell technology for commercial utilization. Project has solved the most common problems of perovskite solar cells: instability in energy generation and durability in utilizing environment. Active layers of the solar cell are printed on glass. Manufacturing does not require clean room […]

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In the construction industries, glass is used for a wide range of products including internal partitions and display cases, but primarily it is used as architectural glass in windows and glazing systems of all building types and across all sectors. This paper aims to apply circular economy principles to the life cycle of architectural glass. […]

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Graeme DeBrincat

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Eva Babic

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Currently, buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of the world’s energy consumption. This can be reduced by application of functional coatings that regulate the transmission of infrared (IR) radiation through windows. The ideal window would comprise a colour neutral coating which is highly transparent for visible light, and smartly adapts its IR regulating functionality to […]

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Glass is one of the oldest artificial building materials. Recent developments and research works in the last decades made glass to one of the most advanced building materials. Glass is playing a central role in the energy performances of a building. Since ever architects are using glass also for design reasons to give the building […]

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Michael Elstner

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Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technologies are a promising pathway to capturing large areas of solar energy and increasing building efficiency at the point of utilization. However, the widespread adoption of such technologies is severely hampered by the cost and aesthetics associated with mounting traditional PV cells on façade materials such as windows. We examine this problem […]

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Over the past few decades, the building envelope has significantly evolved in design complexity to meet increased legislation on energy performance during building operation. Facades are often designed without consideration for end-of-life and the process of recovery of constituent materials. An increasing number of parts and more permanent connections have endorsed hybrid composite systems that […]

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