3 Reasons to Invest in Energy Efficient Shades

This article from Green Building Elements talks about why companies should invest in energy efficient shades for the office, but with another Florida summer upon us, this is great advice for homeowners, too!

Via Green Building Elements. By: Glenn Meyers, 7/10/2013 2:21:38 PM

When summer temperatures hover near the century mark, air-conditioning is a welcome relief to all – that is, except for the daunting costs associated with increased energy use. Unfortunately, these are expenses that will continue to rise for energy consumers.

But summer is not here forever, right? Summer’s sweltering temperatures at last take a welcome fall as the autumn months come visiting. Unfortunately, the next thing you know is winter happens to be waiting around the corner.

Which brings us back to the same energy use issues we all complained about in the summertime. The same rule holds true in the cold months of winter, when valuable heat can leak out the windows. And for those who don’t experience the cold of winter in places like Florida and Arizona, the demand for air-conditioning lasts longer than in those northern limes.

Most of us know that windows, while great for aesthetics, often serve to counteract the effects of air-conditioning or heating.

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Solar shades control sun light reducing heating and energy costs. Photo: BBCS

According to BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS), installing energy efficient shades today provides commercial offices with three solid reasons to make an upgrade:

  1. Better utilization of energy expenditures for heating
  2. Better utilization of energy expenditures for air-conditioning
  3. Return on investment in reduced energy costs

BBCS has a full line of solar shades and solar screens for commercial use. Their products, include Phifer’s SheerWeave® solar window shades that can block up to 99 percent of the sun’s heat and glare. They are considered one of the best ways to control energy costs. In addition, BBCS solar shades are flame retardant, antimicrobial and a certified green product that is 100 percent recyclable.

There is also the aesthetic side of the equation. BBCS offers a wide selection of window shades and roller shades including Cellular, Silhouette, Luminette, Vignette, Pirouette, Roman Shades, Graphic Shades and Woven Woods. Beautiful and energy efficient, these window treatments provide privacy and sun control.

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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at MelanieDawn@MelanieinMiami.com

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