CLTC collaborated 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 was 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 developed and field-tested 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.
Outcomes from this project are available in the Final Report published on the California Energy Commission's website.
Principal Investigator: Konstantinos Papamichael