Posts Tagged ‘USDOE’

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 […]

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 […]