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Chromogenic Technologies for Energy Saving

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Department of Sciences in Civil Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Istituto di Nanotecnologia, CNR Nanotec, Via Arnesano 16, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Clean Technol. 2020, 2(4), 462-475; https://doi.org/10.3390/cleantechnol2040029
Received: 14 October 2020 / Revised: 16 November 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 20 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers 2020)
Chromogenic materials and devices include a wide range of technologies that are capable of changing their spectral properties according to specific external stimuli. Several studies have shown that chromogenics can be conveniently used in building façades in order to reduce energy consumption, with other significant effects. First of all, chromogenics influence the annual energy balance of a building, achieving significant reductions in consumption for HVAC and artificial lighting. In addition, these technologies potentially improve the indoor level of visual comfort, reducing the risks of glare and excessive lighting. This brief review points to a systematic discussion—although not exhaustive and mainly limited to recent results and investigations—of the main studies that deal with building-integrated chromogenics that have appeared, so far, in the scientific literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: chromogenics; electrochromics; thermochromics; photochromics; photoelectrochromics chromogenics; electrochromics; thermochromics; photochromics; photoelectrochromics
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