ENERGY SAVING INFORMATION FOR THE UNITED STATES RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AWNING INDUSTRY
Professional Awnings Manufacturers Association Energy Study – 50 city study showing that awnings significantly reduce cooling costs in U.S. – Data analysis shows that in a hot year, awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by more than 25%, compared to homes with completely unshaded windows. The complete report is now available at this link: View Final Summary & Individual Data Reports for all 50 cities.
U.S. Department of Energy, Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Get energy saving tips from the U.S. Government at this link: Window awnings reduce solar heat gain by 65% to 77%
Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – A free web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool. Calculate how much you might save by adding retractable awnings to your home or commercial building.Enter “Exterior Sunscreens” for fabric awnings in the Doors and Windows Section at this link: Home Energy Saver
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Windows and Daylighting groups Window Attachments website is maintained by BuildingGreen, Inc. as part of its ongoing work on window attachements. This work is supported by the US Department of Energy, its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Building Technologies program. See this link: