iGlass Technology, Inc. Has Become the First Producer of Electrochromic Digital Blinds to Join AERC (Attachments Energy Rating Council)
iGlass Technology, the world's first producer of digital blinds, electrochromic retrofit solution for Smart Windows, has joined other manufacturers of window attachments (blinds, shades, films, etc.), certified by the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) to improve home energy savings.
Analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has shown that window attachment products such as tinting films have the potential to save a significant amount of energy in homes, residential, and commercial buildings. The AERC Energy Improvement Program – a new program partially funded by the DOE – exists to rate, certify and label the energy performance of window attachments.
Upon certification their digital blinds will be identified by the AERC Energy Improvement label, which indicates the product’s energy savings potential in both warm and cool climates. This makes it easier for homeowners to compare and select the most suitable energy-efficient solution for their home.
“While digital blinds serve many functions, they dramatically improve both visual and thermal comfort of a home by reducing glare and by blocking unwanted solar heat,” said Boris Maslov, CEO of iGlass Technology. “By purchasing Wisp® digital blinds with the AERC Energy Improvement label, our customers will be able to increase the comfort of their home while decreasing their energy use. All homes use energy, but installing Wisp can help homeowners use less of it.”
Wisp digital blinds help to reduce energy and decrease the peak energy needed for air-conditioning by blocking excess solar heat, but also there are big savings on artificial lighting – multiple research statistics show that regular blinds and shades are rarely, if ever, adjusted. Whether it rains or shines, the blinds stay down, and artificial lighting stays on. By automating digital blinds and syncing them with a light switch the energy savings on lighting reach an average of 40%.
You can learn more about Wisp digital blinds at our website http://www.iglass-technology.com/. Our company is referenced at AERC website here: https://aercnet.org/membership/current-members/.
About iGlass Technology.
iGlass Technology Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of thin flexible transparent electrodes and matching electrochromic materials and devices based on it, with diverse market applications.
The Company has created a new category in smart window appliances – “digital blinds” - a transparent, flexible and durable film with digitally controllable variable light transmittance which performs similar but better than your old traditional blinds.
Our first product in this category is Wisp® digital blinds, it can be easily installed on any existing window as a retrofit solution. It features wireless power and digital controls which turn every window into a smart window linked to your Smart Home or Smart Office for solar protection, visual and thermal comfort, and energy efficiency of the building.
Our next products target automotive, rechargeable batteries, and touch screens and displays markets. Our manufacturing and corporate headquarters are located in Irvine, California. http://www.iglass-technology.com/.
About Wisp® digital blinds.
Wisp® dimmable digital blinds is an easy upgrade to a Smart Window for all installed windows.
Just like dark glasses, Wisp-enabled windows stay perfectly clear even in the darkest tinted state. But unlike those glasses, you don’t need to take digital blinds off the window when the sun goes down – you tune the tinting up and down with a switch in real time, the way you adjust the volume of the headphones. Moreover, you can choose to tint any part of the window, top or bottom. It is controlled by voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, or from an App for Android or iOS device.
About the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC).
The AERC is an independent, public interest, non-profit organization whose mission is to rate, label and certify the energy performance of window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, and storm windows. AERC is made up of a diverse set of stakeholders, which include product and component manufacturers, non-profit organizations, government bodies, testing labs and utility companies. Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), AERC provides accurate and credible information about the energy performance of window attachments, which helps the public–including homeowners, architects and builders—make informed decisions when it comes to buying window attachment products. To learn more about AERC certification or the AERC Energy Improvement Program, visit www.AERCEnergyRating.org.