Top Elected Officials Across The Nation Proclaim April 30th As National Window Film Day
Window Film’s Energy Savings, Safety, Health and Economic Benefits Touted By
Governors and Mayors Across The U.S.
Washington, DC - April 29, 2014 - Top elected officials across the nation are
proclaiming April 30th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help
educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save
energy and gain health and safety benefits, according to the International
Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group representing the many
benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers.
“Independent research shows window film can be the most cost effective means of
saving on energy costs across all climate zones in many states,” said Darrell Smith,
executive director of the IWFA. We are especially excited and proud that in this
inaugural year of National Window Film Day, Governors from Massachusetts to Virginia,
along with Mayors from Chicago to Ridgeland, Mississippi are joining to promote the
many benefits of window film,” concluded Smith.
Many of the proclamations from such leading elected officials as Massachusetts
Governor Deval Patrick, Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe, Chicago Mayor
Rahm Emanuel and Ridgeland, Mississippi Mayor Gene F. McGee, as well as
other officials, can be seen at www.iwfa.com.
According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), cooling and heating accounts
for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest
energy expense for most homes. The DOE also points out that roughly 40
percent of unwanted heat that builds up in a home is through windows and
windows account for up to 50 percent of a building’s energy loss.
Despite these convincing statistics on how much energy is lost through windows,
only 54 percent of Americans are aware that window film can regulate interior
temperatures and cut heat transmission through windows in hot, sunny weather,
according to a Harris Poll in late February 2014 among 3,034 U.S. adults ages
18 and up. For more information about the benefits of window film and Window
Film Awareness Day, please visit http://bit.ly/1loRIN5.
To protect people indoors, professionally installed window film can block up to
99% of harmful UV rays and help to hold broken glass together. According to The
New England Journal of Medicine and Clinical Interventions In Aging, there is
evidence that office workers, commuters and residents who are regularly
exposed to indoor sunlight face health concerns, such as skin cancer, from the
cumulative effects of indoor sun exposure.
About the International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a nonprofit organization of window
film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the industry by
providing unbiased research, influencing policy and promoting consumer awareness of
the many benefits of window film. Like us on Facebook follow us on Twitter and see
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