Could water-filled glass be the answer to cooling our homes?

A greenhouse on a lake which is connected to a larger building via underground pipes
Water-Filled Glass have developed an innovative system to trap heat within homes to make them more energy-efficient both during winter and summer and improve upon standard residential windows (Image credit: Water-Filled Glass)

A new glass that uses water between window panes could potentially improve the energy-efficiency of our homes — absorbing excess heat in the summer and even storing the heat for later use.

Established in 2020 at Loughborough University, Water-Filled Glass Ltd (WFG) aims to enhance the sustainability of heavily glazed buildings using the newly developed technology.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.