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EnerLogic 70 Awarded for Innovative Energy-Saving Solutions
EnerLogic 70 window film series from the stable of Eastman Chemical Company has won the Product Innovation Award in the Solar Control and Shading / Site-Generated Energy category. The award, instituted by Architectural Products magazine recognizes the cutting-edge energy conservation technology of EnerLogic 70. This is the second year in a row that Solutia Inc., Eastman's subsidiary company, has won this award.
Jeremy Verstraete, global business manager for Eastman performance films product lines in the Advanced Materials segment, said: "With visible light transmission of up to 70 percent, EnerLogic 70 offers energy savings with a clear view that preserves the look of the window's existing glass. We're honored that Architectural Products has recognized this window film series again as an innovative, energy-saving solution."
EnerLogic 70 is a highly advanced glass insulation technology that integrates low-e performance with a near-invisible appearance, providing four-season window insulation. The EnerLogic series delivers ROI in as little as three years, and this time limit may get shortened further, considering the utility rebates that can be availed for energy-efficient products.
EnerLogic 70 has set an ambitious goal for itself to cut down greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product by one-fourth by 2020. This is a reflection of the company's unwavering commitment to sustainability and energy savings. Studies conducted by independent third parties have shown that architectural window film becomes carbon neutral within two months after installation. Therefore, an average lifespan of 15 years for such products means that the product will typically deliver more than 14 years of emission reductions after accounting for the product's total carbon footprint.
Travis Smith, vice president and general manager for Eastman performance films product lines in the Advanced Materials segment, said: "The way Eastman does business is by creating value through environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic growth. We continually look for sustainable solutions to protect our planet's resources."
Architectural Products' Product Innovation Awards choose innovative products for their ingenuity in the built environment. The awards recognize innovative systems, materials and products that take institutional and commercial design to new levels.
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