What's so smart about these windows? For one thing, they know the importance of saving energy. What else makes them smarter than your average window?
According to the Department of Energy, in how many years will U.S. energy consumption increase 45 percent for electricity, 62 percent for natural gas and 33 percent for oil?
- 20 years
- 30 years
- 50 years
What percent of all the energy used in the United States is "consumed" by residential windows?
- 1 percent
- 2 percent
- 5 percent
How much flat glass is produced worldwide each year?
- 1 billion square feet
- 10 billion square feet
- 20 billion square feet
Research Frontiers has developed a type of window that uses small light-absorbing microscopic particles known as what?
- Suspended particle devices
How many SPD smart windows can you power with less electricity than it takes to operate a simple night-light?
Which smart windows lack the intermediate settings between clear and translucent?
What term describes materials that can change color when energized by an electrical current?
What is the chemical reaction in which molecules in a compound lose an electron?
- Oxidation reaction
- Nitric reaction
- Carbonized reaction
According to Sage Electronics, you can run a house full of electrochromic windows for about the same amount of money that it takes to power what?
- Central air conditioning
- A single 75-watt light bulb
- Ceiling fan
What must be present in order for any smart window to be activated?
- Magnetic current
- Electrical current
- Thermal energy