Solar control glass:
- Allows sunlight to pass through a window or façade thus keeping the indoor space bright
- Saves huge amount of energy by reducing and sometimes eliminating the need for air-conditioning
- Reduces energy consumption required to cool down a building
- Reduces energy related CO2 emissions
The brochure presents the technology of solar control glass, its potential benefits based on 4 possible future scenarios regarding important variables and notably the use of air-conditioning. Energy savings, CO2 reduction and contribution to total CO2 reduction stemming from the use of solar control glass are quantified and presented country by country and at EU level. This research underlines the need for concerted policy actions at both EU and national levels to step-up the use of energy-efficient glass technologies.