Green Buildings: Frozen smoke

Following the meeting of the IIR's Science and Technology Council (STC) on June 10, 2010, Prof. Renato Lazzarin, University of Padua in Vicenza, Italy, AICARR President, President of Commission E1 (Air conditioning) of the STC gave a lecture entitled Heating and cooling of existing buildings: technological possibilities in the refurbishment. The lecture explored many technologies including frozen smoke, an aerogel claimed to be the world's lightest solid. Frozen smoke is extremely strong, highly insulating and transparent, and is now being used to radically reduce heat exchange across windows. See a video on frozen smoke's properties: