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Sustainability is... 

  • Sustainability is the capacity to endure
  • Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social equity and economic demands - also referred to as the "three pillars" of sustainability or (the 3 Es)
  • Sustainability interfaces with economics through the social and environmental consequences of economic activity. 
  • Sustainability economics involves ecological economics where social aspects including cultural, health-related and monetary/financial aspects are integrated. 
  • Ways of living more sustainable can take many forms 

Definition above taken from Wikipedia


We at Evolution Window Films are passionate about Sustainability.  One of the reasons we are in the window film business is because we enjoy helping building owners, tenants and home owners with their GREEN initiatives. Providing our customers with a quality product that supports the 3 P's of sustainability - profits, people and planet - is a very important part of why we do, what we do.


We hope you find the information in this newsletter a helpful resource while working on any upcoming "Green" initiatives.  If this hasn't been one of your initiatives up to this point, you might find it is easier to get started than you thought,




Sam Bellhouse 


Evolution Window Films


Note:  The header image above is from a condominium in Ottawa that we did this Spring so the owners could enjoy their balcony even in the hot sunny summer weather.  Solar controlled window film installed.   


Window Film for L.E.E.D
What is L.E.E.D?

"Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D) is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, L.E.E.D provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance." 


One of the five key areas of achievement within the L.E.E.D certification program is Energy Efficiency.  Building owners receive credits toward their certification when they increase their energy efficiency, but they also receive the cost savings associated with energy consumption.


Building owners and property managers look for products and services that offer the greatest return on investment (ROI) considering initial capital needed, how fast will it pay back the investment, ease to implement/install and other value added benefits - to the organization and tenants. 

In addition the Energy efficiency, the installation of window film offers possible credit opportunities in other categories, as outlined in this article.
Window Film and Energy Efficient Buildings
This video explains how Window Film technology contributes to recent European Union energy efficiency targets for new and existing buildings. 
The video was produced by EWFA - European Window Film Association.
Window Film and Energy Efficient Buildings
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Report on World Green Building Trends: Business Case for Window Film
Green Market Trends

Window Film is one treatment that should be considered when developing a 'Green' business strategy : either a new building project or a building retrofit.


Building owners, property managers, and tenants around the world are seeing the value in GREEN development.  They see it as an opportunity support the three 3 P's of sustainability - People, Planet and Profits.


Window Film is a low-cost solution for new buildings and existing buildings offering a typical return on investment within 5 years, as well as immediate comfort and protection.   Many building owners, property managers and tenants are choosing window film as a solution to support their green business initiatives.


A recent SmartMarket report was put out by McGraw-Hill Construction (Feb, 2013)"World Green Building Trends - Business Benefits Driving New and Retrofit Market Opportunities in Over 60 Countries"


Niagara Sustainability Initiative

Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a not-for-profit organization based in the Niagara Region with a focus on advancing environmental and economic performance through the greening of local businesses and municipalities.  


It is NSI's goal to provide the opportunity for local organizations to capitalize on a changing consumer landscape, one which demands environmental responsibility and through doing so help the public and private sectors of the Niagara region contribute to an environmentally and economically thriving community.


The Carbon Project is the anchor program for NSI.  It is a program designed to help organizations in the Niagara Region measure, manage and mitigate the Greenhouse Gas (GHC) emissions that result from common business activities.  


Benefits of becoming a Carbon Project member -   easy to use software to track and report your organization's carbon impact, support from sustainability experts,  free events throughout the year (networking and learning),  and other resources to help you with your GREEN initiatives (i.e. staff workshops, project support, etc). 


Read more about what others are saying about their experience on the Carbon Project in the 2nd Annual Report - available to download here



Evolution Window Films is a supporter of NSI and their Carbon Project
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