Window Films Deliver a Positive Impact
Architectural film becomes carbon neutral in less than two months after installation. With an average service life of 15 years, this means that these products are typically providing 14-plus years of greenhouse gas reductions after accounting for the products' total carbon footprint.
The study used "average" non-low-e architectural film with Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.36. Higher performance products, such as EnerLogic® films, will become carbon neutral even faster.
Solutia's Commitment to Environmental Responsibility
The completion of an LCA report is just one part of Solutia's commitment to environmental responsibility, which includes a comprehensive, company-wide effort to reduce our global impact.
Solutia is an active participant in the U.S. Department of Energy's Save Energy Now LEADER program and Solutia's Performance Films division is also an EPA/DOE ENERGY STAR® Partner, promoting the benefits of ENERGY STAR and related tools.
Comparing Carbon Footprints
Replacement low-e windows have 128-267 times the carbon footprint of window film. Plus, Vista™ window films deliver up to 7 times the energy efficiency per $1 invested vs. new windows, all with a quick, non-disruptive installation that doesn't add to landfill waste.