Window Film Helps Businesses Go Green

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Smart Oregon business owners are always looking for innovative methods to save money. Using energy-efficient materials is one of the best ways to trim expenses. A commitment to eco-friendly systems has benefits that go beyond economics. It’s also a socially responsible way to run your company. Efficient buildings have less of an impact on the environment.

There are many ways to be more energy efficient. One of the simplest and most cost-effective changes you can make is to install window tinting. Even in Portland’s moderate weather, tinted windows can have a significant impact, reducing heat and glare in an office.

Window Film Helps Businesses Go Green

Tinted window film, such as Panorama solar film, keeps out up to 77 percent of the sun’s solar energy. This helps reduce office temperatures and inefficient hotspots in your building. If your office is prone to heating up from southern-facing windows, window film can reduce the amount of air conditioning you use. Installing tinted window film is more affordable and less disruptive than replacing windows.

Commercial buildings use a tremendous amount of energy. The equipment and HVAC system in an office account for most of the consumption. Buildings are responsible for nearly 40 percent of the country’s CO2 output, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified, or resource-efficient buildings can reduce consumption by 25 percent and lower CO2 emissions by 34 percent. Window film is appropriate for LEED-certified buildings.

Going Green Is a Smart Investment

Going green is both a short-term and long-term investment. The short-term benefits are obvious: lower energy bills and less pollution. Long-term benefits include a higher demand for your commercial space. Potential tenants and buyers look favorably on lower energy and maintenance costs. In Portland, where environmental awareness is keen, businesses value green buildings. The demand for more energy-efficient buildings is steadily increasing. The green-building sector doubles globally every three years, according to numbers cited by the USGBC.

Pacific Window Tinting for Your Portland Business

Nearly everyone can agree that increasing efficiency is a wise investment. If windows grace your office, bring them up-to-date with tinted window film. Contact Pacific Window Tinting today for an estimate.