New Visual Media Group, LLC (NVMG) has introduced a novel environmentally-efficient dynamic window technology which it says enables a six-fold increase in energy efficiency while costing approximately 90 percent less than the most comparable window alternatives on the market.
NVMG has developed ElectroPolymeric Display (EPD) technology, which is essentially a tightly wrapped polymer foil that can be hidden inside any standard double-pane window. The shade, which can be almost any color or design, can keep the heat out in the summer and in during the winter. The shade can be electronically lowered and raised automatically or with a Wi-Fi signal.
According to NVMG, independent laboratory tests have shown windows with the NVMG technology to register a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.034, which is six times better than the best windows on the market and 20 times better than basic window glass.
Anna Dyson, Director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology working in collaboration with the international architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, said, “The EPD technology shows great promise. This technological approach could allow customers and building occupants more flexibility and dynamic control over the aesthetics and environmental performance of their windows.”
Mike Bradberry, President of Door Control, Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla. provider of automatic and sliding doors focused on the healthcare industry said, “There is a significant market among hospitals who wish to replace the old-fashioned curtains with glass doors where privacy screens can be electronically controlled with the click of a button. Unfortunately, the electrochromic controlled doors available today are cost-prohibitive with prices as high as $250 per square foot. The NVMG technology holds the promise to meet the strict hospital and other automated door market demands.”
“Cost is the greatest advantage the NVMG product has over electrochromic technology, which adds $100 per square foot to the cost of the typical window,” said NVMG Director Elliott Schlam, Ph.D. “Very few businesses and far fewer homes will be able to justify that type of expense. The NVMG technology will add only $4 per square foot to the cost of the typical window, meaning our product will pay for itself in about 18 to 24 months.”
More information can be found at www.newvisualmediagroup.com or by calling the company’s Eatontown, N.J. headquarters at 732-389-9400.
SOURCE New Visual Media Group, LLC