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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Sweden 2018

Submitted by: Climate Curtains AB
Climate Curtains - Save energy. Save money. Save the environment.

Climate Curtains’ patented solution provides real estate owners with a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to “plug the energy leak” at its very source. Climate Curtains are innovative roller blinds that not only help minimize thermal leakage by boosting the insulating capacity of windows to approach those of walls, but also possess the ability to harvest solar energy.

Initial situation
A tremendous amount of heat disappears through the windows in heated buildings as they have poor insulation value, generally10% of those of walls. In public and commercial buildings that are vacant 70-80% of the time such as schools, offices and other industrial buildings, the percentage of heat loss through windows is even greater, especially if there is a lot of glass in the structure.

The solution is to develop Climate Curtains from a concept to a product and distribute an end-product that will help increase energy efficiency in heating or cooling a building, hence minimizing the environmental impact by way of e.g. reducing the emission of fossil fuels as the by-product of various supplied energy sources.

One of Climate Curtains’ advantages over competitors is the design itself, based on the simple principle that stagnant air insulates multiple columns of stagnant air between layers of material are created. The use of easily-available and cost-effective materials, windows can achieve exceptional insulation values. Essentially, the innovation is a wall that can be rolled up.

We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Energy Globe Awards and its aim to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological change, by honouring outstanding best practice projects in environmental sustainability from all parts of the world. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) of the Republic of Austria and as a country we are proud of our success in green technologies. Our support of the Energy Globe Awards continues this tradition.

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