Retractable Awnings Are A Perfect Fit For Today's Green Lifestyles
Passive Green Technology Reduces Thermal Gain
When sunlight hits your windows, the sun's infrared rays pass through the glass and transfer heat into your home, even if you have double-glazed, low-e windows or interior drapes or blinds. The sun's heat then heats your home, causing you to use energy to keep it cool.
Markilux retractable awnings and exterior solar screens can keep your home up to 20 degrees cooler by stopping this thermal transfer. Awnings can provide significant energy cost savings and help reduce peak electrical demand.
A study conducted by the Center For Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota found that awnings can reduce the need for cooling energy as much as 33%.
As use of retractable awnings continues to increase in the United States and Canada to the degree that they are used in Europe, awnings will contribute to a significant decrease in peak energy demand and corresponding reduction in energy production by utilities and emissions of greenhouse gases.
Markilux also incorporates Green Manufacturing Practices to ensure the product installed on your home minimized any damage to the environment during production. This is in stark contrast to many awnings sold in North America that are produced in Asia. Retractable awnings also add LEED Certification points to building projects.
Style, Cost Savings, Enhanced Home Value, Improved Health & Environmentally Sound: Markilux awnings for the patio, deck, sunroom and canopies, and exterior solar screens, are an ideal investment in your Northern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle!
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