WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 more information on YouTube.
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