Shane Smith

Shane served as global product manager for the Glass Coating Products Division of Applied Materials' Energy and Environmental Solutions group.
California’s Low-e Auto Glass Regulation to Help Curb Emissions

California’s Low-e Auto Glass Regulation to Help Curb Emissions

Earlier this summer, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted unanimously to require auto manufacturers to install low-e glass on all new cars sold within the state starting in 2012. This type of glass is manufactured by many customers of Applied's Glass Coating Products division and is designed to help keep the interiors of vehicles cooler during the summer months, reducing the need for air conditioning, boosting fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions at the same time.