Thermal and optical properties of a thermotropic glass pane: Laboratory and in-field characterization
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Original versionEnergy Procedia. 2015, 78 116-121. 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.124
Switchable windows are glazing technologies that exhibit dynamic optical properties and may thus be used to improve the energy performance of buildings. A window system based on a thermotropic glass pane was tested both in the laboratory and by means of an outdoor test cell facility. In this paper the full optical and thermal characterization of this glazing technology is presented. Experiments and data analysis led to the characterization of the behaviour of the thermotropic glazing both when this technology is used alone (single glass pane) and when it is integrated in a multilayer fenestration (a triple glazed unit).