We’ve talked about it here before, and we’re sure you’ve heard plenty about the need for green technology in a world where CO2 emissions and global warming are increasingly causes of great concern. But homeowners want something that will help the environment and look great too!
A Velux Roof Window can solve all of these problems. By placing the window in the roof, the homeowner is provided with free solar energy, both heating and lighting. Because of this, Velux Roof Windows have been shown to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 500 kg throughout the life of the window!
Of course, free heat and light from the sun means the homeowner saves on his or her electric and gas bills as well! In the cold months, a roof window can help capture the energy from the sun to heat your home. On the flip-side, in the summer, the Velux Roof Window has been shown to reduce room temperature by up to 5 degrees C! Plus, you can always add blinds or shutters if the room to further control how much sunlight is being captured.
Chief Commercial officer for Velux, Jacob Schambye, says this about the Velux Roof Window:
“Bearing in mind that buildings account for 40% of energy consumption, it is important to us that our products contribute to a healthier and more sustainable way of designing buildings. Now, we are proud to have achieved a level of energy balance where the roof window is a positive contributor to the energy efficiency of the building. One VELUX roof window leaves a positive environmental footprint reducing total CO2 emissions by 4-500 kg from cradle to grave. And on top of that there are the additional benefits of a healthier and more comfortable living environment with daylight and fresh air through the roof.”
With the Velux Roof Window, you are creating a win-win scenario. You get a beautiful roof window which brings in natural light and heat from the sun, save on your energy bills, and help reduce CO2 emissions in a world where Climate Change is a growing concern.