Window Film News 4

SolarGard, Panorama Window Films Cut Carbon Emissions Worldwide

MAY, 2010

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is | Bekaert Films Are “Carbon Negative”

“Bekaert Specialty Films today announced its flagship SolarGard® and elite Panorama® architectural solar control window films produce a net reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They are the first building improvement products made in the U.S. to measure and report their carbon footprint. By reducing the amount of energy used to cool commercial buildings and homes, SolarGard and Panorama window films help decrease carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and help achieve zero energy building goals.”

– Bekaert press release, dated May 19, 2010

For full details, visit www.solargard.com

The information gleaned from this report is truly stunning. For example:

• [On a global average] ”SolarGard Window Film saves 1001 times more GHG emissions from entering the atmosphere than is used and/or created during its manufacture.”

– Bekaert press release, dated May 19, 2010

As the first window film manufacturer to have its own carbon footprint measured and certified, and earning the title of “Climate Action Leader”, Bekaert has taken their environmental commitment one step further by measuring their products and reporting the findings in their Climate Declaration; putting themselves “light years” ahead of competitive manufacturers who have not seen fit to even begin the process!

“Window Film?” or “Window Replacement?”

Those interested in environmentally conscious products and sustainable design now have another reason to take a good hard look at a quality window film like SolarGard or Panorama. Window replacement is not always the “greener” option if your windows are well constructed, well sealed, and otherwise serviceable; but not designed to reject heat intrusion and ultraviolet light – and window film is a lot more affordable!