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New material like a jacket for buildings

Thermal control device adjusts function with outside temp Metal Tech News – February 15, 2023


Last updated 2/14/2023 at 5:49pm

Buildings account for roughly 30 to 40% of global energy consumption.; Johannes Plenio

According to some estimates, buildings account for roughly 30 to 40% of global energy consumption and emit approximately 10% of all global greenhouse gas. Half of that is attributed to the heating and cooling of the interior spaces alone.

While air conditioning was a marvel of its time, concerns over the Earth's climate has led to the pursuit of more efficient energy consumption and management. Now, researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have designed a chameleon-like building material made with copper that changes its infrared color – and how much heat it absorbs or emits based on...

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