Businesses throughout the UK are coming under an increasing amount of pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of their premises.

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Inevitably, in going about our daily lives — commuting, sheltering our families, eating — each of us contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

However, there are many things each of us, as individuals or business owners, can do to reduce our carbon emissions. The choices we make in our homes, our travel, the food we eat, and what we buy and throw away all influence our carbon footprint and can help ensure a stable climate for future generations.

Can I Calculate My Carbon Footprint?

There are a number of different ways of calculating the approximate levels of your personal or business carbon footprint and we recommend completing the following World Wildlife Fund Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With the Installation of Window Filmquestionnaire as an excellent method of calculating your carbon footprint.

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What Are Some of the Major Causes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Two of the major causes of greenhouse gas emissions relate to the heating and cooling systems which are used within many buildings.

The application of energy saving window films can help to combat this issue.

How Can Window Film Help

The application of window film to the windows in your premises offers the ability to increase the energy efficiency of your glazing by rejecting unwanted solar gain and therefore keeping indoor temperatures to a more manageable level.

For example, 3M™ Sun Control Window Films offer the following benefit:

  • Energy savings: save up to one ton of air conditioning for every 100 square feet of glass exposed to the sun

Reducing the Strain on Building Energy Systems

If you currently use air conditioning to keep your offices cool during the summer, the application of window film can help to reduce the need for air conditioning by helping to lower the temperature during hot weather.

By taking steps to ensure that you are less reliant on any type of system which requires a significant amount of energy, you may be able to lower your energy bills and perhaps even more importantly, work towards reducing your greenhouse gas emissions and as a result, the carbon footprint of your property.

Additional Benefits

With no end in sight for rising energy prices, maximising the energy saving potential of your glazing offers a great way to reduce energy consumption and to save money.

WF Glazing Protection supply and install a range of films that once installed will help prevent solar energy entering your premises and building up to create an uncomfortably hot environment.

For more information about the energy saving qualities of some of our window film, please click here, and take a moment to watch the video below: