Domestic and Commercial Energy Efficiency
Domestic Energy Efficiency Guide
In most cases blinds and shutters are still thought of only as decoration for the home but they are more than that. Blinds and shutters should also form part of an energy saving strategy. Blinds and shutters can work to save energy in the home irrespective of the season.
Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the EU and with the sector increasing it is a key area for the EU to begin reducing energy consumption. The EPBD provides measures to reduce energy consumption in the EU and also aid compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, the EU’s long term commitment to maintain global temperature rise below 2°C and meet the EU commitment to lower greenhouse gas emissions of 20% by 2020.