Umisol installs Infrared Blocking window filters at Coca-Cola

By Jenny Eagle

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Umisol installs Infrared Blocking window filters at Coca-Cola

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Umisol has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to install its Infrared Blocking Filter at its Services Building at its company HQ in Brussels.

To improve the solar gain value (g-value) Umisol installed its coated IR film on 510 windows covering 1.660m² worth €99k. This glazing retrofit creates a profit of €14/m²/year.

'Most buildings waste energy'

Umisol said the windows at Coca-Cola were previously double glazed and theInfrared Blocking Filter makes them more energy efficient.

Most buildings waste energy and are expensive to maintain​,” said Bart Michiels, Umisol, based in Belgium.

Built before energy efficient practices, most existing buildings waste energy through insufficient heating and cooling systems, poor insulation and inadequate single or double pane windows​.”

Energy efficiency is central to the European strategy with the 2020 - 2030 - 2050 EU Directives for smart and sustainable growth in the EU and the progression to a resource-efficient economy.

By 2050 the EU aims to significantly reduce emissions by 80-95% compared to 1990.

The greatest potential for energy saving exists in buildings​,” added Michiels.

Improve the energy performance

The Commission's plan regarding energy focuses on instruments to get the renovation process for public, commercial and private buildings underway and to improve the energy performance of the components used in those buildings​.

Improving the glazing with Umisol IR Filters is one of the opportunities and can give new life to existing buildings​.”

Umisol solar films offer effective solar control properties during summer and an energy-efficient thermal insulation during winter and improve the indoor comfort.

Its IR Filters were recently included in the GreenQuest Mission of ABN Amro Bank and Cofely as one of the six recommended measures to realize a CO2-neutral office.

For the insulation of ABN Amro Bank’s head office in Amsterdam the company installed around 12,000m² Umisol films.

Other retrofit projects include the Department of Environment and Kyoto of the European Commission and the European Parliament Building.

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