ChromaNanoTech: Passive Solar Technology for the Typical Home Owner

September 2, 2015

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Passive Solar Technology for the Typical Home Owner

ChromaNanoTechChromaNanoTech Passive solar technology is a wonderful, energy-saving treatment for windows, doors, and skylights in buildings which screens out the heat from sunlight while reducing air conditioning costs, resulting in electrical savings of up to 50%. But why doesn’t every building use it? The problem is that the materials and processing used to apply it to windows are expensive and capital intensive resulting in additional cost to windows for the treatments of about $20 per square foot. The treatments also block the daylight as much as they block the heat from sunlight. As a result passive solar technology today is routinely used for commercial and institutional buildings along with only the premium residential dwellings. What if passive solar technology could be delivered to the typical residential home owner at a price the home owner could afford, for as little as $1 per square foot, and at the same time lose none of the visible sunlight which current offerings cannot offer? ChromaNanoTech, LLC has developed a patent-pending technology that enables delivery of the lowest cost but highest quality passive solar window treatments in the industry. The new optical nanotechnology has been developed by a research team at Binghamton University. The research team, co-inventors of a filed patent, has formed a startup company which has signed an exclusive license with the university to commercialize the technology. Partnership agreements are underway or have been formed with commercial material suppliers, film producers, vertically integrated window producers, and construction companies to bring this technology to market. ChromaNanoTech, LLC is located in the hot spot incubator at Binghamton University.

www.ChromaNanoTech.com

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Who is ChromaNanoTech?

The company consists of five co-founders who are also co-inventors on the patent-pending technology. The work was initiated by a New York State grant program called Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence which funds work between small companies and university researchers to enhance current company product technology.

Dr. Kenneth Skorenko is the heart of the company as the Chief Technology Officer. He researched and developed the technology as a graduate student at Binghamton University and received his Ph.D. in chemistry in May 2015, stepping into a job with the new company that he helped create.

Dr. William E. Bernier has a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the Chief Executive Officer of ChromaNanoTech, LLC. He has over 30 years of industrial experience in materials, process and product qualification focused on research, development, and manufacturing of advanced technology.

Dr. Wayne E. Jones is Professor and Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Binghamton University and directed the research.

Bradley Galusha and Frank Goroleski are both chemistry department alumni of Binghamton University, have long term industrial experience and were involved in the initiation of the investigation for the new nanotechnology.

Dr. Kenneth Skorenko

Dr. Kenneth Skorenko

Dr. William E. Bernier

Dr. William E. Bernier

Dr. Wayne E. Jones

Dr. Wayne E. Jones

Bradley Galusha

Bradley Galusha

Frank Goroleski

Frank Goroleski

The company is currently operating from the hot spot at Binghamton University and is the first “home grown” manufacturing company in the incubator. There is one production line in place at this time which is being optimized and ramped up for production. The revenue opportunity in the passive solar market is perceived to be enormous, estimated by some to be over $1 billion. The team is excited to bring this new technology to market and revolutionize a segment of the construction industry.