Café Scientifique – Energy-Efficient Windows

Learn About Energy-Efficient Windows

Come to the Carnegie Science Center for the the next Café Scientifique to learn all about Energy-Efficient Windows. Most people love a room with a view, and living or working in an environment with plenty of natural light is a plus. But windows, while a key part of any building design, also offer a pathway for thermal energy transfer between the interior and exterior.

Join Paul MedwickSenior Group Leader of the Glass Coating Group of PPG, as he discusses the ways energy is transferred through windows and how some film coatings can be used to manage those energy flows, while preserving the visual acuity of the window. Dr. Medwick will also discuss the process of producing glass films and how these coatings provide an opportunity to tailor the architectural aesthetics of buildings. The presentation will also explain terms such as “low-E glass” and “solar heat gain coefficient” to homeowners in the market for new windows. After a brief talk by Paul Medwick, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session.

Café Scientifique: Thin Film Coatings on Glass for Energy-Efficient Windows will be held on Monday, May 2, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Carnegie Science Center. Admission is free. You will enjoy a pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, visit the Café Scientifique webpage. Register online to let the event organizers know you will be coming.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh