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A smart way to wrap a building

Regulating the temperature inside buildings takes a huge amount of energy, but this cost can be reduced with a smart, durable building envelope that can adapt to different temperatures for heat loss control.

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Fig. 1: Regulating thermal emission across seasons.

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Y.L. is thankful for the funding support from Minister of Education Singapore Tier 1 RG71/21, Global STEM Professorship Scheme sponsored by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Chinese University of Hong Kong Start Up Fund.

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Leng, M., Long, Y. A smart way to wrap a building. Nat Sustain 6, 619–620 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01061-4

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