12 Mar '12, 10am

Window Film Most Cost-Effective Energy Conservation Solution, Study Finds

Window Film Most Cost-Effective Energy Conservation Solution, Study Finds

International Window Film Association (IWFA) — yeah, I didn’t realize that existed — reported last week that “a comprehensive analysis of window film found it to be the most cost-effective energy saving choice for Californians when used in retrofit applications on homes and buildings.” Interesting. Energy & Financial Savings The paypack period for window film was identified to be less than two years, with up to 70% return on investment (ROI). Of course, construction details, location, and window film used have an effect on the matter and can alter the energy savings and ROI. Window Film’s Benefits How does wind film help? Window film reduces solar heat gain while still letting in light. As a result, it lowers residents’ and businesses’ air conditioning and lighting costs. Window film also helps to cut out glare and UV exposure. Combine window film with some white roofs and...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/12/window-film-most-cost...

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