Energy Efficiency

During the last few years we have seen energy prices rise quite significantly resulting in additional running costs for both the domestic and commercial buildings.  With world leaders agreeing to reach various reductions to assist in energy efficiency we can assist you in choosing the most suitable blind product with illustrations of potential savings.

Today we should look at how to retain heat in a building during the winter equally as important to keep heat out during the summer.  We are able to offer this advice from two sources.

Being members of the BBSA and having training on a software package namely Shade Specifier we are able to offer a service to investigate the annual energy, cost and carbon saving which can be achieved on defined blind specifications.

Being members of the BBSA we are an affiliated member of European Solar Shading Organisation (ESSO). This ensures we are kept up to date and participate with the latest topics and developments across Europe.

One UK leading blind system and fabric manufacturer who we work closely with have recently had all their fabric range independently tested to understand how efficient all their fabrics are.

Naturally any fabric in front of a glass window will offfer some benefit.  However it is important to look at the effect of different products and fabrics.

The Perfect fit Blind on a single glazed window can produce a 15% energy saving. The Perfect Fit System changes the air flow around the blind and further reduces the thermal losses by up to a massive 4%.

Fabrics are identified as being in one of three efficiency

  • ER3 Fabrics falling into this category should be the minimum standard.
  • ER2 Fabrics falling into this category would be classed as effective in reduction of thermal loss.
  • ER1 Fabrics are the most efficient for reducing thermal loss when used in tandem with glazing systems.
  • For more solutions and ideas contact us on 01252 875577

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