Smart glass film reduces heat gain during high radiation hot days and blocks heat loss at night or on cold days, provides better heat insulation than normal glass and reduced temperature control costs.

This project determined the impact of smart glass film on light quality and quantity, photosynthesis and carbon assimilation, and leaf biochemistry, yield and nutritional quality of vegetable crops in a high-tech glasshouse facility. Standard management practices were used for trials on commercial eggplant, capsicum and lettuce cultivars, to assess the efficacy of smart glass film on reducing energy, nutrient and water use without impacting crop yield and quality.