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Reference Number EP/M003353/1
Title Intelligent Coatings for Energy-Efficient Glazing (ICE Glazing)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 90%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor G Sankar
No email address given
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2014
End Date 30 December 2017
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £435,724
Industrial Sectors Construction
Region London
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor G Sankar , Chemistry, University College London (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor ZX (Zheng Xiao ) Guo , Chemistry, University College London (0.001%)
Professor IP Parkin , Chemistry, University College London (0.001%)
Dr R G Palgrave , Chemistry, University College London (0.001%)
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Abstract We will form a collaboration between leading UK and China universities to investigate and optimise synthesis methods for energy efficient intelligent window coatings. These coatings actively change their properties to let the optimum amount of light and heat into a building, dramatically reducing the energy required for heating and cooling. Heating and cooling buildings can use a large proportion (>30%) of a nation's energy requirements, so improvements in this area offer real benefits, and will assist meeting national and international carbon emission targets. We will deposit vanadium dioxide films using a variety of industrially scalable techniques, and characterise the films with state of the art apparatus. We will undertake quantitative energy efficiency modelling to accurately predict the energy saving that might be expected when these materials are used in real buildings
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