Tuesday, June 12, 2012

California Becomes First State in Nation to Add Window Film Into Building Code

The California Energy Commission recently placed window film into its state building code -- the first move of its kind in the United States.

The milestone decision, resulting from a May 31 vote, becomes effective January 2014, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA).

Following the decision, window film is recognized across California primarily for retrofit applications. The polymer material has the ability to reduce energy consumption, glare, UV exposure, and fading. 

The executive director of the IWFA called the addition of window film to the code a major step forward for energy efficiency in California and said the change will further the state's reputation as an environmental leader.

Among the items the new building code for window film requires is a National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certification label.