Using Solar Control Film to Lower Carbon Emissions

Starting in March 2010, large non-energy intensive business and public sector organisations will have to start buying carbon allowances to cover their carbon emissions.  This involves measuring and recording energy use while calculating non-transportation carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

This Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will involve around 20,000 public and private sector organisations in the UK ranging from retailers, banks, water companies, hotel chains, universities and local authorities.  For some, this will mean paying for a revenue recycling scheme and even facing financial penalties for poor performance.

Solar control window film technology, which has been around for more than three decades, is designed to severely limit the impact of solar heat gain on a building thus reducing the associated costs of cooling the premises which is a major step towards cutting carbon footprint levels.  By rejecting up to 79% of solar energy, interior temperatures can be stablized, reducing the need for air conditioning and keeping the room cooler and more comfortable.

Window film can reduce your cooling load by 30% which is equivalent to roughly 5% of the energy bill; a number that could represent thousands of pounds in penalties or CO2 allowances to many UK firms.

See the Energy Conservation section of our Window Film product range for further information on suitable products for energy conservation such as 3M Low e LE35AMARL Amber reflective window film.

All solar control window films will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the heat gain through the glass from the sun.

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