SAINT-GOBAIN SOLAR GARD EPD (ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION)
SAINT-GOBAIN OBTAINED VERIFIED EPDs
THE FIRST WINDOW FILM BRAND TO OBTAIN
VERIFIED EPD FOR 92 WINDOW FILMS!
Saint-Gobain Solar Gard has achieved an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certification from The International EPD System®, encompassing 92 architectural window film products (in 12 EPDs), covering its architectural range of solar, and safety films, the range of Low-E films, films for both inside use and outside use (SENTINELTM) and for the decoration & design films.
The scope of EPDs is Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
The Solar Gard Solar Control Window Films balance light transmission and heat rejection, helping to reduce energy consumption and improve both summer and winter comfort. Solar Gard Safety and Security films reduce the risk of damage and injuries in the case of breaking glass
and give increased protection in case of impact or an explosion or in the case of an attempted intrusion.
The EPDs are based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the cradle-to-grave impacts of Solar Gard’s products following the relevant international standards (ISO 14044 and ISO 14025) and have been third-party verified against the Product Category Rules (PCR) under program operator The International EPD System®.
MORE ON SOLAR GARD WINDOW FILMS
Solar Gard window film reflects significant solar energy while absorbing another portion of the energy. The result is that the amount of solar radiation transmitted inside the room is considerably less. Specs will vary depending on the Solar Gard window film selected.
Only a few degrees in temperature reduction can have up to a 25% reduction in cooling costs, due to the laws of thermodynamics. It requires considerable amounts of energy to remove heat from a room through air conditioning. During peak summer times in the middle of the day, loads on air conditioning systems can be reduced enough to turn off entire units or to install a less costly system.
In addition to the energy-saving benefits, solar window film can increase thermal comfort, and reduce glare, while at the same time rejecting 99% of the UV radiation reducing fading and the risk of skin cancer.
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