When earth day started in 1970- fewer than half of U.S. homes were Air-conditioned, but today nearly 90 % of homes use AC (according to the US Energy information admin). The department of energy estimates that 24-35% of the energy used in American buildings and homes is wasted due to inefficient windows and adding up to an additional 10% of national carbon emissions annually.
Calif. Residence can save the equivalent of 4 million barrels of oil yearly or about the annual output of 3 500 mega watt power stations, if window film were installed on just 10% of the dwellings built before building energy codes were mandated. An independent analysis conducted by Consol, a California based energy consulting firm, reported that window film is one of the most cost effective measures to help reduce energy. It out paces traditional techniques such as updating HVAC Systems, air sealing, caulking or adding R-38 ceiling insulation. (THIS report shows what we have already been proving with our meters and energy analysis AND CHARTS)
Without a doubt Window film is the most cost effective energy savings. Savings are 25-35% on utility bills, payback for homeowners under 2 years; commercial typically 5 months to 3 years or up to 70% ROI depending on construction, location, and window film used.
Note : Hi-rise story would save 5% pay back 16-28 yrs- (tenants, new fin. Permits)
CA leads the way – CA IS FIRST IN THE NATION TO ADD WINDOW FILM INTO ITS BUILDING CODES. Inclusion into the code recognizes window films for its proven energy savings.
FILM NOT JUST ENERGY- SAFETY & HEALTH BENEFITS
Film is not just about energy savings, safety/security, mother nature,EQ etc.
Health benefits– many health organizations, from university hospitals and medical research groups, all agree that UVA is damaging to skin and eyes on a variety of levels, from wrinkles to cancer to cataracts. This is where film comes to the rescue again.
So I’d like to leave you with this GO GREEN THIS EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2018