Environment Spray-on glaze opens a window to energy savings

Spray-on glaze opens a window to energy savings

Imagine a spray tan for windows that’s cheap, easy to produce and energy efficient.

Researchers at RMIT University have done just that.

They’ve developed a spray-on clear glass coating which can block heat and conduct electricity.

Similar products have proven to be expensive and difficult to manufacture.

But not this one.

RMIT University’s Dr Enrico Della Gaspera says the pioneering technology could be used to reduce the cost of energy saving windows and make them a standard part of new buildings.

“The ultimate aim is to make smart windows much more widely accessible, cutting energy costs and reducing the carbon footprint of new and retrofitted buildings,” said Dr Della Gaspera.

Researchers will now collaborate with industry to further develop the new coating .

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