Windows and Daylighting

Windows and Daylighting

Windows research in the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) is aimed at improving energy efficiency in commerical buildings and homes across the nation. It focuses on innovative windows and daylighting options, as well as low-energy, high-performance building facade solutions.

Our research in this area includes:

  • New glazing materials
  • Windows simulation software
  • Advanced high-performance fenestration systems
  • Daylighting technologies
  • Measurement of window properties
  • Windows performance in residential and commercial buildings.

Our researchers have developed software products for evaluating the thermal and optical properties of windows and glazing, as well as databases of available glazing, shading materials, and systems that consumers and builders can use to choose the most appropriate option for a desired application.