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by Staff
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?

  • M-Parts
  • LAMPs
  • Suspended particle devices

How many SPD smart windows can you power with less electricity than it takes to operate a simple night-light?

  • 2
  • 8
  • 15

Which smart windows lack the intermediate settings between clear and translucent?

  • SPDs
  • PDLCs
  • LCDs

What term describes materials that can change color when energized by an electrical current?

  • Electro-chamelion
  • Electrochromic
  • Electrochromatic

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