Posts Tagged ‘DOE’

DOE Invests in Energy Efficiency Program that Utilizes Window Film

Jul 11th, 2017

The Department of Energy (DOE) says it will invest more than $3 million into five programs to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. By utilizing and combining different technologies, including window film, these programs—led by a mix of energy consultants, non-governmental organizations, utilities and technology providers—aim to spur innovation that will ultimately reduce the […]

Proposed DOE Cuts Would Eliminate Window Film Retrofit Programs

Mar 22nd, 2017

The 2018 budget proposal released last week by President Trump seeks $1.7 billion in cuts for the Department of Energy (DOE) — about 5.6 percent of its current funding. To achieve those reductions, the spending plan would eliminate several agencies, including the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which runs a program aimed at improving the […]

Will Paint-On Coating Replace Window Film?

Mar 16th, 2016

In an effort to curb the estimated $50 billion annually that energy leakage through windows cost building owners, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Berkeley Lab seem to have synthesized what they call a potential solution. Researchers have developed a polymer heat-reflective coating that can be painted on at one-tenth the cost, lab officials say. “There […]

U.S. Government Turns Up the Heat on Window Film Usage, Testing

Feb 4th, 2015

The federal government’s confidence in window film continues. Besides funding a new rating system, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a report “Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development: Roadmap for Emerging Technologies,” which includes window film as one of those technologies. Specifically, the report lists window film as a “high priority” research and […]

Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Jan 28th, 2015

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). According to a press release, AERC “will design and administer a new energy rating […]

DOE Unveils Transparent Coating to Control Heat

Sep 22nd, 2011

A new semiconductor nanocrystal coating has been introduced by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The coating can control who much heat is passing through while remaining transparent. “To have a transparent electrochromic material that can change its transmittance in the infrared portion of sunlight is completely unprecedented,” says Delia Milliron, director […]