CLTC is collaborating with the California Energy Commission and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) to develop adaptive envelope technologies for retail and agricultural buildings. The objective is to develop systems that optimize both lighting and thermal efficiency in these facilities, using advanced fenestration materials, daylighting technologies and lighting controls.
As part of its work on the project, CLTC will develop and field-test adaptive envelope systems for retail buildings. These systems, such as automatic shading for windows and skylights, adapt to environmental conditions and occupancy to optimize energy efficiency while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.
Principal Investigator: Konstantinos Papamichael