I was listening to the radio this morning and was pleasantly
surprised to hear a nice feature about the history and energy-saving benefits
of low-emissivity (low-e) glass. The story documents the development of low-e
glass at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, its eventual
commercialization and broad-ranging impact.
Here’s a short excerpt: “All in all, with just a few million
dollars, the federal scientists became the midwives of this technology. True,
it’s not as sexy as inventing new gizmos to generate clean energy. But the end
result is that it has saved consumers literally billions of dollars, according
to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.”
A link to the full story is below.