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Winnipeg: Blinds Can Save Significant Electricity in Your Buildings
BMD is here to help you save on your electricity bill
Windows are a major source of energy loss in large buildings, but using appropriate window coverings can help reduce energy consumption and costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows account for up to 25% of heating and cooling energy usage in commercial buildings. BMD Materials in Winnipeg has experience in selecting the right window coverings to achieve energy savings, with blinds being a top recommendation.
Blinds provide a high level of control over the amount of light and heat that enters a space. According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, blinds can reduce heat gain by up to 45% when closed and tilted downward. By reducing heat gain, building occupants can rely less on air conditioning, which can lead to significant energy and cost savings.
The type of blinds used is also important in achieving energy savings. Reflective blinds are highly effective in reflecting sunlight and heat away from the building, reducing the need for cooling. Insulating blinds, on the other hand, can help keep heat inside during the winter months, reducing the need for heating. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulating blinds can reduce heat loss through windows by up to 25%.
Automated blinds can also help maximize energy savings. By using sensors to detect the amount of sunlight entering a room, automated blinds can adjust themselves accordingly to maintain optimal lighting and temperature conditions. This can lead to significant energy savings, as found by a study conducted by the California Lighting Technology Center, which showed that automated blinds can reduce lighting energy usage by up to 60%.
In conclusion, using blinds in large buildings can result in significant energy and cost savings. By selecting the appropriate type of blinds and using automated controls, building owners and managers can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint while also improving the comfort and productivity of building occupants.