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Facts & Stats

  • Glass takes one million years to break down naturally (Clean Up Australia)
  • According to the ABS, construction and demolition waste may account for a staggering 40% of what ends up in landfills (www.build.com.au
  • Studies show as much as 87% of heat entering a typical home is through windows, and up to 40% of a typical home's energy can be lost through the incorrect use of windows. Source: AWA
  • The US Department of Energy states that up to 40% of unwanted heat that builds up in a home comes through the windows
  • Window film can reduce up to 80% total solar energy, 99% UV radiation and 90% glare, all the while letting in natural light. So views can be enjoyed comfortably without the need to for imposing curtains, blinds or awnings.
  • Window film, or window tint, has come a long way since its introduction in 1961 when it was developed by NASA scientists for the lunar project, to reflect heat.
  • Advanced technologies mean window films now offer greater variety of shades, colours and performance levels; the best products are guaranteed to survive the harsh Australian climate with scratch resistant coatings for protection and metallic layers for colour stability.
  • Air conditioners - in NSW, 64 per cent of households have coolers and in the ACT, more than 70 per cent. In Victoria, 78 per cent of homes have an aircon. Queensland reflects the national average. In South Australia, more than 90 per cent of households have coolers. In Tasmania, less than half of homes have air-conditioning. (www.news.com.au
  • 38%* of the energy of a typical household is used for heating and cooling. *Based on information from the ABCB Information Graphic “How Have Housing Energy Efficiency Requirements Made a Difference?” Published 16 September 2013.
    (ABCB)
  • According to figures from the ABS Electricity Price Index, during the period from 2000 to 2014, household electricity prices in Australia surged by 174 per cent.
  • According to data from the US Department of Energy, inefficient windows account for anywhere between 25 to 35 per cent of the energy wasted by commercial buildings – a deficit which alone adds up to 10 per cent of total annual carbon emissions in the country. (sourceable)
  • During the period from 2000 to 2014, household electricity prices in Australia surged by 174 per cent (ABS Electricity Price Index)


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