In California’s old buildings, a window of opportunity presents itself

“As smart buildings become the new face of the commercial real estate industry, older buildings have to keep up. With energy efficiency top of mind, property managers across the state are investing in services to make their buildings more sustainable. Instead of demolishing outdated buildings, they are refurbishing to attract and retain tenants. These updates…

Scientists create smart windows that actually generate electricity

“Researchers at Berkeley Lab, a Department of Energy (DOE) national lab, discovered that a form of perovskite, one of the hottest materials in solar research currently due to its high conversion efficiency, works surprisingly well as a stable and photoactive semiconductor material that can be reversibly switched between a transparent state and a non-transparent state,…
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