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Active Phase Change Glazings
CMC

Active phase change glazings modulate their opacity to light and other radiation with input from a user. The system adds an electrical charge or a gas to the glazing unit to induce the change from clear to darkly tinted.

Technologies included:
Colored Liquid Crystal   |   Electrochromic Glasses   |   Gasochromic Glazings   |   Suspended Particle Devices
 

 
Active Phase Change Mirror Glazings
CMC

Active phase change mirror glazings modulate their transmittance and reflectance of light with input from a user. They can switch between an opaque, mirrored state and a transparent, non-mirrored state.

Technologies included:
Switchable Mirrors
 

 
Anti-Reflective Glazings
CMC

Anti-reflective glazings decrease glare by decreasing the percentage of light which is reflected from glazed surfaces, typically through layers of refractive coating.

Technologies included:
Anti-Reflective Films
 

 
Clear Electricity-Conducting Glazings
CMC

Clear electricity-conducting glazings transfer electricity through the glass and do not require wires to supply energy to lights or electronics installed on their surface.

Technologies included:
PowerKontakt Glass
 

 
Clear Insulating Glazings
CMC

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Technologies included:
 

 
Clear Insulating Glazings
CMC

Clear insulating glazings are transparent glasses that have an extremely low heat transfer coefficient, making them excellent thermal insulators. They can be used in windows and skylights.

Technologies included:
Airglass Insulating Glass   |   GlassX Crystal
 

 
Clear Light Guiding Films
CMC

Clear light guiding films can be applied to existing glazing to direct light deeper in the room or toward the ceiling while maintaining a high degree of transparency.

Technologies included:
3M Daylighting Films
 

 
Clear Solar Cell Films
CMC

Clear solar cell films allow transparent glazing to generate electricity through the photovoltaic process.

Technologies included:
Sphelar Solar Cells
 

 
Colored Solar Cell Films
CMC

Colored solar cell films are non-silicon based solar cells that offer translucent assemblies. Dye-sensitized solar cells more efficiently produce electricity under low light conditions than traditional photovoltaic assemblies, while organic solar cells can be produced for a lower initial cost.

Technologies included:
Dye-Sensitive Solar Cells   |   Organic Solar Cell Films
 

 
Diffusing Glazings
CMC

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Technologies included:
 

 
Diffusing Glazings
CMC

Diffusing glazings scatter direct and indirect light across a wide area of the glazing, typically to decrease glare and/or distribute light more evenly into the room.

Technologies included:
ECOSS Diffusing panel   |   Frosted Glazings   |   Kalwall Panel   |   Kapilux Capillary Panel   |   Okagel Panel   |   Okalux Panel   |   Okapane Panel   |   Opalika Glass   |   Panelite Clearshade IGU   |   Solera Panel   |   U-Profile Glazings
 

 
Fabric Blinds
CMC

Fabric blinds are moveable shades that provide complementary sun protection on windows or skylights. They can diffuse light or block radiation, as well as provide insulation, and can be found on either side of the window (inside for glare protection, outside for additional solar gains control.)

Technologies included:
Diffusing Fabric Shades   |   Fabric Solar Screens   |   Shading Fabrics
 

 
Facade Daylight Guides
CMC

Facade daylight guides collect exterior daylight with a facade-mounted reflector of specific geometry, transport it into the building either through the window or through an integrated light duct in the ceiling, and distribute it using another reflector.

Technologies included:
Anidolic Systems
 

 
Facade Sun Deflection Screens
CMC

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Technologies included:
 

 
Facade Sun Deflection Screens
CMC

Facade sun deflection screens decrease glare with a screen of repeating specific geometry installed in the upper part of the window. This blocks direct sunlight of certain angles, typically high-angle summer sunlight, while allowing diffuse light and low-angle winter light into the room.

Technologies included:
Anidolic Solar Blinds   |   Light Guiding Shades
 

 
Facade Sunlight Guides
CMC

Facade sunlight guides collect sunlight on the facade of the building using passive or active collectors and channel it into the building through ducts in a false ceiling which, in turn, release it into the room below.

Technologies included:
ADASY Project   |   Solar Canopy Illumination System
 

 
Fluidized Glazings
CMC

Fluidized glazing systems consist of two light-transmitting fluid layers, the inner one maintaining the interior room temperature and the outside one controlling solar gains by absorption.

Technologies included:
Multifunctional Fluidized Glass Facade
 

 
Fresnel Optics Glazings
CMC

Fresnel lenses can be used to either focus light at a single point or redirect scattered light from a single light source in the horizontal direction. They can be stamped in plastic and are much thinner than conventional lenses with a comparable optical effect.

Technologies included:
Fresnel Lenses
 

 
Heliostatic Systems
CMC

Heliostatic systems use a motorized mirror to track the movements of the sun and reflect sunlight to fixed mirrors. These mirrors then direct the light into the building through an atrium or skylight.

Technologies included:
Heliostats
 

 
Light Blocking Louver Blinds
CMC

Light blocking louver blinds are adjustable and dynamic systems which either block solar radiation from entering the room or reflect it back outside, thus decreasing glare and solar gains.

Technologies included:
External Venetian Blinds   |   Genius Slats for Venetian Blinds   |   Internal Venetian Blinds
 

 
Light Control Glazings
CMC

Light control glazings include a layer of microscopic crystalline structures. These structures are transparent but create the appearance of color through constructive and destructive interference with light waves. They can also be used to concentrate light in microscopic arrays.

Technologies included:
Photonic Crystals
 

 
Light Diffracting Films
CMC

Light diffracting films consist of a diffraction pattern applied with a photographic process onto a gel. This pattern redirects light deep into the room with great specificity, and more than one pattern (and thus, more than one light directing scheme) can be printed on one layer. They are more effective for direct sunlight than diffuse light.

Technologies included:
Holographic Film
 

 
Light Emitting Glazings
CMC

Light emitting glazings absorb light, both natural and artificial, when it is available, then re-emit light when a space becomes dark.

Technologies included:
Veluna Glass
 

 
Light Guiding Facade
CMC

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Technologies included:
 

 
Light Guiding Facade
CMC

A description of this category will be provided here.

Technologies included:
Photoconductive Facade Project
 

 
Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Blinds
CMC

Light guiding glass-embedded blinds are adjustable and dynamic systems which block solar radiation from entering the room to decrease glare and solar gains. They are encased in a glass unit to limit maintenance and protect the shading elements.

Technologies included:
ControLite Diffusing Louver System   |   Ecklite Panel   |   Light Louver System   |   Okasolar Panel   |   RETROFlexTherm Technology   |   RETROLuxTherm Technology   |   Vision Control Panel
 

 
Light Guiding Glass-Embedded Systems
CMC

Light guiding glass-embedded systems are fixed systems which redirect daylight – and more specifically sunlight - toward the ceiling, decreasing glare and increasing light penetration in the room.

Technologies included:
Light Channeling Panel   |   Lumitop Panel   |   Soralux
 

 
Light Guiding Louver Blinds
CMC

Light guiding louver blinds redirect high-angle sunlight toward the ceiling to increase natural light penetration into a space.

Technologies included:
RETROFlex Technology   |   RETROLux Technology   |   Vertical Louver Blinds
 

 
Light Guiding Reflectors
CMC

Light guiding reflectors are assemblies of reflective elements that redirect light more deeply into a space. They typically have an ornamental function as well.

Technologies included:
Chandeliers
 

 
Light Shelves
CMC

Light shelves are fixed architectural elements installed in the top sections of windows. They are intended to reflect high-angle sunlight toward the ceiling, thus increasing light penetration into the room, while shading viewers from direct sunlight and potential glare.

Technologies included:
Light Shelves
 

 
Light-deflecting Skylight Glazings
CMC

Light-deflecting skylight glazings deflect high-angle sunlight, usually a problem in the middle of the day and during the summer, while admitting diffuse light and low-angle light, usually available at the beginning and end of the day and during the winter.

Technologies included:
Angular Selective Skylight   |   Prismatic Skylights
 

 
Low-Emissivity Films
CMC

Low-emissivity films, when added to building glazings, increase the amount of thermal radiation that is reflected from the glass, rather than absorbed and re-emitted. This results in less heat transfer through the glass.

Technologies included:
Low-E Glazings
 

 
Passive Phase Change Glazings
CMC

Passive phase change glazings change their opacity automatically when exposed to heat or other external stimuli.

Technologies included:
Thermochromic Glazings   |   ThermoSEE Glass
 

 
Patterned Glazings
CMC

Patterned glazings are silk-screened glazings whose so-called frit design is printed on or annealed to the glass. This design, often decorative, provides some shade and sun control.

Technologies included:
Frit Glasses   |   Okacolor Panel
 

 
Phase Change Light Control Films
CMC

Phase change light control films actively modulate their opacity given an input from the user. This input triggers an electric current that causes the crystalline structure to switch from a scattered, cloudy state to an aligned, transparent state. The crystals are colorless.

Technologies included:
Liquid Crystal Glazings
 

 
Prismatic Panels
CMC

Prismatic panels are rigid sheets of PMMA that have been etched or molded with sawtooth prismatic elements. These elements typically refract low-angle direct light and reject high-angle direct light.

Technologies included:
Acrylic Prismatic Panels
 

 
Reflective Light Control Films
CMC

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Technologies included:
Reflective Films
 

 
Reflective Solar Cell Films
CMC

Reflective solar cell films are thin colorless photovoltaic cells that can be applied to existing surfaces. They reflect light rather than transmit it.

Technologies included:
Printing Solar Film
 

 
Remote Daylight Pipes
CMC

Remote daylight pipes are static, typically tubular devices that admit daylight through a clear dome mounted on the roof, transport it into the building by way of a mirrored or extremely reflective pipe, and distribute it into a room using a diffusing fixture.

Technologies included:
Remote Daylight Pipes
 

 
Remote Sunlight Pipes
CMC

Remote sunlight pipes use motorized devices to collect sunlight on the roof, channel it through a highly reflective pipe or fiber optic cable, and distribute it inside the building with a light fixture.

Technologies included:
Parans System   |   Sun-Tracking Pipes   |   UFO System
 

 
Roller Shades
CMC

Roller shades use a continuous sheet of material, such as fabric or an articulated assembly of metallic, wooden, or plastic elements, unrolling over an aperture to block sunlight from entering a building.

Technologies included:
Roller Blinds
 

 
Skylights
CMC

Skylights consist of glazing mounted in the roof of a building to let in natural light from above, often useful in the upper floor of buildings with deep plans. They can be operable for ventilation. A wide variety of treatments and films can be applied to skylights.

Technologies included:
Skylight Systems
 

 
Sun Control Films
CMC

Sun control films reflect infrared radiation while admitting visible light, decreasing solar gains and heat loss through the window. They can be applied to existing glazings as a retrofit option.

Technologies included:
Solar Films
 

 
Sun Control Glazings
CMC

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Technologies included:
 

 
Sun Control Glazings
CMC

Sun control glazings reject some portion of solar radiation, whether it is infrared radiation, UV light, visible light, or some combination of these.

Technologies included:
Mirona Semi-Transparent Mirrored Glass   |   Sol-gel Glazings   |   Solar Glazings   |   Tinted Glazings
 

 
Sun Control Microstructures
CMC

Sun control microstructures are made up of an array of microscopic elements, such as repeated prisms or parabolic curves, which reflect or redirect light of certain angles of incidence. They can be in the form of films or glazing units.

Technologies included:
3M Vikuiti Films   |   CPC Sun-Shading   |   MikroFun   |   Serraglaze Film
 

 
Sun Control Screens
CMC

Sun control screens provide some degree of sun shading by using a perforated, mesh, or louvered structure as a separate unit or as part of an insulating glass unit. They are static devices and can block the view.

Technologies included:
ECOSS Honeycomb Panel   |   ECOSS Louver Panel   |   Micro Sun Shield Louvers   |   Okatech Panel   |   Okawood Panel
 

 
Translucent Solar Cell Glazings
CMC

Translucent solar cell glazings generate electricity through the photovoltaic process while still retaining some degree of transparency to allow partial view. Typically they based on amorphous thin-film silicon layers and are less efficient with higher transparencies. They also block UV light.

Technologies included:
Angle Selective See-through PV Glass   |   ASI THRU Glass   |   Integrated Concentrating Dynamic Solar Facade   |   Photovol Glass / Suntech See Thru
 

 
Vault Lights
CMC

Vault Lights, also called pavement lights, sidewalk lights, or deck lights, are glass prisms set into sidewalks or the lower building façade to let light into lower floors, basements, and underground structures like subways. These prismatic elements diffuse and redirect the light deeper into the space than plain glass.

Technologies included:
Vault Lights
 

 
View Control Films
CMC

View control films make glazing appear clouded or clear from certain angles of view, offering privacy and visual interest.

Technologies included:
Lumisty Film
 

 
Waveband-Specific Films
CMC

Waveband-specific films absorb or reflect certain wavelength ranges of the solar spectrum, depending on color or the orientation of their electric field. These films can cut down on glare-causing or distracting reflections, exclude certain types of radiation, such as gamma and x-rays, or give light interesting visual properties, such as color.

Technologies included:
Dichroic Films   |   Polarizers
 

 
Waveband-Specific Glazings
CMC

Waveband-specific glazings block certain wavelength ranges of solar radiation through absorption, such as UV light or X-rays.

Technologies included:
IR Absorbent Glazings   |   X-ray Protection Glazings
 

 
Waveband-Specific Glazings
CMC

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Technologies included:
 
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