TECHNOLOGY REPORT HYATT REGENCY HOUSTON RECENTLY INSTALLED WINDOW FILM.
STEVE DEBUSK, GLOBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS MANAGER FOR THE WINDOW FILM DIVISION OF THE EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY.
By Steve DeBusk, Global Energy Solutions Manager, window film division at Eastman Chemical Company.
Window Film Solves Common Sustainability Challenges Energy-efficiency improvements are essential if you want to keep operating costs under control, but major building system upgrades can require time, money, and resources that aren’t always easy to come by. The good news? You can positively impact the energy use of several commercial building systems at once with one green investment: High-performance, low-e window film. The right window film not only reduces glare, year-round energy use, and operating costs, but also improves building system performance and prevents unnecessary upgrades or replacements. 4 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Discover how window film can help solve a few common problems encountered by facilities professionals on their sustainability journeys. PROBLEM: OUR WINDOWS AREN’T VERY EFFICIENT; THEY CAUSE INCREASED HEATING AND COOLING COSTS. Window Film Advantages: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, inefficient windows are to blame for 25% to 35% of wasted energy in commercial buildings. When facility owners and managers hear this, it’s not long before the topic of window replacement may