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June 15th, 2009

Hot new clean-tech startups are plug-and-play

Abstract:
Palo Alto-based LiveGlass International hopes to cash in on the green building boom with its energy-efficient commercial windows that CEO Barbara Lang says are made using "advanced co-polymer formulations, novel nano-material dispersion methods, and multi-layer film structures." The windows can be installed without frames, making them—you guessed it—plug and play. Lang estimates LiveGlass windows will cut a building's carbon emissions by 30 percent and its monthly utility bill by 9.7 percent.

Lang says next year the company, which has raised $300,000, will introduce "dynamic glass" that will be "electrically configurable" to let in the morning light and block heat from the afternoon sun to reduce air-conditioning costs.

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