Blinds help to reduce energy use for cooling buildings

LEC Energy Saving Tip – use window shading & cut back on the energy you use to keep cool

Shading reduces energy use at Nottingham BioScience project

As the warmer days of summer are just around the corner (we hope) you can reduce the amount of energy you use to cool rooms by installing and closing blinds or curtains.

If closed early in the morning window dressing can reduce office/home heat intake by 33%. Did you know that space cooling accounts for 9% of our total energy use? By shading your rooms you can potentially cut your overall energy use and bills.

But blinds don't just have to be inside your building. Our photo shows the new Bioscience facility in Nottingham. Stylish external ‘hanging’ blinds help to create shade in the building, reducing the need for cooling internally.