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Environmental Benefits of Thermochromic VO2 Windows: Life Cycle Assessment from Laboratory Scale to Industrial Scale

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Abstract

The research in energy efficient and sustainable technologies for buildings is currently an important issue because of their high-energy consumption. In this regard, VO2-based thermochromic windows are showing promising results in terms of their energy savings ability. However, no previous study has investigated their life cycle environmental impacts and, in order to develop a sustainable product from its foundations, these environmental issues should be accounted since the early stage development. Therefore, the first objective of this work is to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of VO2-based technologies for passive thermal control. Moreover, a second objective is to address a more generic question related to the use of prospective LCA in early stage research in materials engineering laboratories. For this purpose, a comparative LCA between a VO2-based thermochromic window and a standard window is performed, studying the environmental impacts from the VO2 production until the end-of-life. The nonrenewable and renewable cumulative energy demands as well as the impact on climate change are studied. Results show that there is a positive balance between the thermochromic and the standard window environmental impacts. Moreover, guidance to lower the environmental impacts associated to the production phase is given.
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emse-03906556 , version 1 (19-12-2022)

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Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives - CC BY 4.0

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Paloma Sirvent, Audrey Tanguy, Gloria Pérez, Charrière Renée, Jenny Faucheu. Environmental Benefits of Thermochromic VO2 Windows: Life Cycle Assessment from Laboratory Scale to Industrial Scale. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2022, 24 (4), pp.2101547. ⟨10.1002/adem.202101547⟩. ⟨emse-03906556⟩
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