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Some of America’s most historic buildings are being retrofitted to become the most energy efficient and sustainable buildings in the country. New York’s iconic Empire State Building recently insulated 6,514 windows by adding a layer of energy management film between re-conditioned window panes. A California based company, Serious Materials, was able to transform 90% of the building’s existing windows just through retrofitting.

Window films can be the ideal choice for retrofitting older commercial buildings by helping to balance energy savings

Early blooming bulbs and the resilient chirping Robin are the early harbingers of spring- welcome reminders that the cold winter won’t last forever. The New Year begins with most consumers relieved to place holiday excesses behind them while they focus on higher utility bills, looming income tax payments and daily doses of chilly weather. There are those wonderfully organized individuals who use this limbo period to assess the needs of their residences and address ways to make their homes run

When Warren Buffet takes interest, so does much of the financial world. Mid-American Energy is a Berkshire Hathaway company, of which Buffet is the CEO. Buffet revealed his growing interest in securing long term investment in renewable energy through the Hathaway owned, Mid-American Energy. Mid-American has ventured into this industry in the past, but they just announced their purchase of Sun Power, primarily based on two future solar projects yet to be built.

Sun Power is a French owned company.

There is a lot of talk about replacing fossil fuel use with other forms of renewable energy. The discussion, though worthy of discourse, has become somewhat simplistic in the process. Fossil fuels out today and wind power in tomorrow; fossil fuels out today and solar panels in tomorrow. Of course, if the answers were that simple, we wouldn’t need so much discussion, would we?

Unfortunately, these conversations become cloaked in politics and partisan points of view. There are few sources that

The concept of “eco-tourism” has evolved into sustainable tourism. There are ways today to be a responsible tourist by helping to alleviate the stress on our planet’s remaining biological habitats and unique cultures. Sustainable tourism is really an equal relationship between those that manage destinations like hotels and those of us that go to visit them.

In the early 1980’s, the concept of “eco-tourism” was introduced. This term generally refers to travel in fragile or pristine habitats, where a small human

Not everybody wants to buy an already built house. There are a number of consumers who would like to have their home built to specifications that reflect their lifestyle and particular taste. This is true with environmentalists as well as anybody else. These people want homes that display their commitment to green. They are quite willing to consider alternatives to standard residential architecture as a means of achieving what they want in the places where they live.  The housing construction

The view through a window can be inspiring for anybody. The light playing on tree branches and shrubbery can tickle the soul and energize imagination. It is a bit unfortunate but sunlight can also invigorate and annoy. Too much heat from incoming solar rays can turn a work area into an indoor desert and the glare can be downright aggravating. Companies try to reduce the discomfort with blinds and curtains but these can produce sizable maintenance costs. There is a

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner offers many new breakthroughs in airplane design.  One of the new features that is relevant to the window film industry is the electro-chromic window system that allows airplane passengers to dim the window to their own custom level of darkness.

Similar to window tint, but surpassing it, this new dimmable window system also blocks 99% of UV radiation as well as much of the solar heat from coming into the airplane, making the flight more fuel efficient.

Castro Valley, CA — (SBWIRE) — 05/21/2012 – As a leading online resource for the window tinting industry, strives to keep consumers abreast of laws regarding auto window tinting across the U.S. As such, they decided it was important to address new regulations taking hold in India as a reminder of what could happen here.

The issue in India relates to a case brought before that country’s Supreme Court regarding the possibility of illegal activity taking place inside

Channel 8 news in Las Vegas, where temperatures regularly soar into the hundreds, presented some tips to viewers on sun protection and cost savings for the summer.  Unsurprisingly, window film appears prominently in the segment with many endorsements for the product from multiple angles.  It is nice to see journalism uncovering gems like window film products to their viewer base!