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Electrochromic dynamic smart windows offer many benefits of energy savings and comforts, including daylighting, glare control, unobstructed views. Smart windows target markets are commercial buildings, residential homes, skylight, automotive and transportation (planes, buses, ships). Current commercially available products have struggled to reach large market adoption due to their (1) high installed cost, (2) transmitted and […]

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In urban areas glass façades lead to a more open environment-experience and modern city architects seem to be more aware of this impact. Ever since Solar Control coatings are omnipresent, glass has become even wider accepted. Approaching the fourth industrial revolution, which will alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another, it […]

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Ferdinand Grapperhaus Jr.

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Modern architecture is asking for outstanding glass designs. Individually designed „decor coatings” are one way to merge the visual intent of architects and building owners with the technical requirements of the buidling engineers. The possibilities are to design a project specific coating with the colour and technical performance best for the project. But it is […]

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Globally the fourth industrial revolution is underway, fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The transition is characterised by the fusion of physical and digital technologies. Previously, the improvement of aesthetics and thermal performance of glazing has been focussed on the introduction of Solar Control and Low Emissivity coatings. In […]

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The progress in material and manufacturing technologies has enabled the implementation of electronics with completely new features. In addition to the rigid silicon based electronics, flexible, deformable and large area electronics had become a reality. As a part of that technological development, glass laminated electronics has become an interesting enabler for the products relevant to […]

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Kimmo Keränen

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Low driving range is one of the main obstacles for a larger market penetration of future autonomous Electric Vehicles (EV). HVAC system size and consumption can lower the range of an EV from 5% to 50%, depending on the outside weather conditions, vehicle size, vehicle envelope characteristics and driving style. In the context of the […]

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In this paper, we investigate typical glazing structures and their radio frequency signal losses at all the frequency bands considered for the fifth-generation (5G) cellular mobile communications from 1 to 95 GHz. The signal loss through glazing is one of the significant factors in determining indoor signal coverage from outdoor base stations. Nevertheless, the radio […]

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Energy-efficient coated glass highly attenuates wireless signals, and this has increasingly become a problem in the deployment of reliable wireless networks. On the eve of the fifth generation of cellular wireless (5G), signal attenuation by low-E glasses is becoming a limiting factor for the full potential of the new technologies. Poor indoor connectivity is also […]

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Glass represents highly appreciated material in architectural design language due to its unmatched physical and aesthetic properties. Over decades, spectrally selective coatings, tempering and laminating manufacturing techniques have improved its optical, thermal and structural performances manifold. On the other hand, since the introduction of curtain walls, glass has redefined modern building aesthetics, where minimalistic design […]

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Solar radiation of large-area glazing is essential for optimising energy consumption and reducing occupant glare and overheating. Automated shading in real-world buildings are actuated when measurements of the outdoor conditions (e.g. solar tracking or irradiance) or indoor environments (e.g. lux levels) exceed pre-established set-point values. However, these traditional proxies are often insufficient to capture actual […]

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