Its eco-friendly benefits, associated energy cost savings make it easy to go green
In an era of environmental consciousness, incorporating green initiatives is top of mind for many companies. Not only to help a businesses’ bottom line, but also the planet. With this in mind, the International Window Film Association (IWFA), is encouraging companies to incorporate professionally installed window film as an economical means to advance their green initiatives.
Up to one-third of heating and cooling costs can be lost through inefficient windows. Unfortunately, many older commercial buildings still have inefficient single pane glass windows. With professionally installed energy control window film, a building operator can go from having windows that allow 90 percent of the solar energy focused on them into the building, to windows that allow in less than 25 percent of solar energy. This delivers significant savings on air conditioning costs.
Window film is an eco-friendly option that helps companies save money while still making the needed improvement. It even offer seven times the energy savings per dollar spent when compared with full window replacement. Many states across the country offer businesses incentives for undertaking “green” projects. Window film may qualify for project reimbursements and tax reductions.
“Greening your business is not only good for the environment but can help your company’s bottom line too,” said Darrell Smith, Executive Director, IWFA. “By taking advantage of the energy cost savings achieved by having window film professionally installed, a business can run more efficiently.”
The benefits of professionally installed window film extend beyond a building’s walls as well. Roughly 258 million tons of municipal solid waste is generated each year. By installing window film on older inefficient windows, instead of discarding them, the amount of landfill waste can also be reduced.
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Visit www.iwfa.com for more information on the green benefits of professionally installed window film, and additional professional resources.
Source: International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) (www.iwfa.com)