The SMARTBLIND project aims at developing an Energy Efficient Smart Window including a hybrid film constituted of an electrochromic LC film and a photovoltaic film both printed on the same long-lasting flexible substrate. The realization process will be implemented thanks to electrochromic and photovoltaic inks especially formulated to be ink-jet printed.
A reduction of the windows U-value down to 0.3 W/m².K is targeted by combining the hybrid film to an appropriate window frame. An important part of the SmartBlind project will furthermore be devoted to the related parts, such as connectors and film control, sustainability, life cycle and recyclability.
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/14

    Research areas

  • Social Highrise, Truss Design, Design methods, Theory of architecture, Architecture, Social housing, Social highrise, Design education, Tensile structures, Education, Renovation, Harmonic Progression, Engineering, Formfinding, Building technology, renovation, Fire engineering

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Civil and building engineering
  • Materials engineering

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