Spectrum is a reflective thermochromic paint that changes its colour based on temperature. It is designed to be applied to the roofs of buildings, providing a passive cooling solution and improving the building’s energy efficiency. If the outdoor temperature reaches over thirty degrees Celsius the paint becomes white, increasing its reflexivity and stopping the building from absorbing heat. Once the temperature drops, the paint returns to its usual dark tone and allows for greater absorption. It is estimated that the application of the paint to a cityscape could lower the average temperature by up to three degrees Celsius.
Spectrum Lab is established by multidisciplinary and colorful team members. Francesco Giordano, Raphael Sanchez, Zeynep Tulumen with different backgrounds, varying from engineering to architecture, are putting their knowledge around a common interest. They came together thanks to a programe called 'Innovation for Change' (program supported by CERN-Politecnico-CDI) and they are moving forward with their winning project.more
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