Thomas Cook opted for Window Film to save energy at its headquarters in Belgium - 17 February 2014

Contact Name: 
Raquel Ponte Costa
Contact Phone: 
+32 2 761 16 55
Release Date: 
17 February 2014

Thomas Cook has been an established international holiday brand for nearly 170 years. More than 600 employees work in the company’s worldwide headquarters near Ghent, in Belgium. The company decided to install solar control Window Film to improve heat rejection and reduce solar glare across the building’s 2000m2 of windows, optimising working conditions for employees that had struggled to deal with the solar heat and glare during summer months. 

The infrastructure department at Thomas Cook opted for Window Film technology for several reasons: it ensured high heat rejection (up to 61%) while blocking solar glare (up to 62%), and the installation did not interrupt the daily activities of employees. Almost 100m2 of Window Film was installed in just two weeks’ time, without any disruption. Furthermore, Thomas Cook compared Window Film against other possibilities and came to the conclusion that Window Film offered a more environmentally friendly solution to their problem (glare and heat rejection). Thomas Cook’s corporate social responsibility policy includes strict guidelines with regards to saving energy and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

Peter Staelens, vice-president of EWFA and EMEA Regional Manager for Solar Gard brand, commented that “this case study demonstrates how Window Film is a versatile solution offering different advantages, including minimal impact on the day-to-day operations of Thomas Cook’s workers during installation, and more importantly a considerable improvement of their working conditions”. 

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