St. Louis—While large windows offer great views and lots of natural light, they can make it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature without spending a significant amount of money on heating and air conditioning. But a new technology from CP Films is here to keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It is called EnerLogic, and it is the newest series in the company’s Vista line of architectural window films.
EnerLogic is a low-emissivity (low-e) window film that boosts the insulating power of existing windows by up to 92 percent by reflecting heat back to its source. The film keeps heat from escaping during winter and reflects the sun’s infrared heat away during the summer. This high increase in protection means that single-pane windows are given the insulation of double-pane systems.
Since windows typically account for 15 to 30 percent of a commercial building’s heating costs and about 30 percent of cooling costs, the new EnerLogic film represents a high-return solution at a significant price decrease from window replacement. In addition to economic reasons, the technology may be eligible for energy rebates and LEED certification points.
CP Films is a subsidiary of Solutia Inc., a performance material and specialty chemicals company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.