US home retrofit market will reach $35 billion by 2013

The President has called for more incentives for energy efficiency upgrades to our homes.

“We expect the market to continue to grow simply because energy efficiency will have the greatest impact at the least economic burden level to homeowners, says Shelley Carr, publisher of SBI Energy reports.

“The US home retrofit market will reach $35 billion by 2013, a 69 percent increase from 2008, according to SBI Energy, a market research company specializing in home energy. Specifically, the market for energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning retrofits is expected to grow from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $5.1 billion by 2013.”

If 50 million of the 120 million buildings in the US were retrofitted over the next ten years, says Mr. Cooper, “that would have a tremendous impact on the structure and demand for electricity and natural gas.”

It’s a ‘win win.’


30% Tax Credit Ends Dec 31 – 2011 Predicted to be BUSY Hurricane year

The 30% tax credit for window film installations (up to $1,500) runs out December 31, 2010. It does NOT appear that it will be extended in 2011 even if the new tax bill passes.

Early signs point to 2011 being an “active” Hurricane year. Don’t count on us getting “lucky” again in 2011 like we did in 2010. In fact, 2010 clocked in as one of the hottest years on record – which means more solar heat next year and the potential of larger hurricanes from the excess heat building up in the Atlantic.

We have been busy doing last minute residential installations as well as some large commercial ones. Our “green” technology pays for itself in reduced energy consumption (up to 30%), meaning it can pay for itself in as little as 5 years.

The December winds are howling outside – a good reminder that every year we face the same threat of hurricane force winds for at least 6 months out of every year, year after year.

In fact, Prince Charles and Camilla could have used our film on their car – when the glass was broken by protesters they encountered recently in London. Our film kept a burglar from breaking into a single lady’s house in Houston a mere 5 days after it was installed.

Are you prepared?