Solar Gard Window Films - A Sustainable Solution to Improve Building Energy Efficiency
Making the right decisions about energy-efficiency improvements for your home
or building is challenging. Understanding your options is critical, whether your
goal is to reduce operating costs, decrease carbon emissions or create a more
comfortable and productive environment.
Your buildings’ windows offer one of the best opportunities for a solid return on
investment for energy savings. Solar energy enters through windows and causes
heat to build up inside the building, leading to uncomfortable hotspots and an
increased need for air conditioning.
With proven heat-rejection properties, Solar Gard architectural solar control
window films can help your home or business consume up to 30%¹ less energy
for cooling, by keeping interior temperatures more stable. This reduces the
need for air conditioning while moderating peak usage and allowing your
cooling system to operate more efficiently. Less costly than installing new
windows and more efficient than low-e coatings at rejecting solar heat² Solar
Gard window films transform standard glass into high performance windows.
When evaluating opportunities to improve energy performance of a building
it is important to consider the life cycle of the products that can be used to
improve the building envelope. Compared to replacing windows, the embodied
carbon of Solar Gard films is at least 30 times less than new windows. In fact
in addition to saving energy Solar Gard’s architectural solar control window
films are scientifically proven to be carbon negative and have a net positive
environmental impact worldwide.