About Chromic Decor
Chromic Decor develops electrochromic (EC) technology for use in window coverings. EC materials switch between dark and transparent states through the application of a small electric current and the company's initial focus is integrating this technology into window shades and blinds. Chromic Decor intends to address the need for improved energy efficiency in buildings by controlling solar heat gain in the summer and acting as an insulator in the winter, thereby reducing energy consumption through HVAC systems. The company's products also improve ambient lighting and reduce glare, which promotes a more productive work environment by connecting interior spaces to the outdoors and natural light.
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Chromic Decor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Chromic Decor's latest funding round?
Chromic Decor's latest funding round is Other Investors.
Who are the investors of Chromic Decor?
Investors of Chromic Decor include Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.
Who are Chromic Decor's competitors?
Competitors of Chromic Decor include Bossa Nova Vision, Fulcrum BioEnergy, NEI Corporation, Hydrovolts, Peregrine Power and 7 more.
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