American Home Owners Rewarded for Going Green With Tax Rebates Announces Solar Gard

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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americans are being encouraged to get their green home in order in 2013 in return for tax credits, with the Government announcing the re-introduction of the tax rebate on window film installations.

Homeowners who have purchased and installed window films that meet the energy efficient criteria from 1st January 2012, or who do so in 2013, are eligible to claim the tax rebate: a limit of 10% of the cost of the installation up to a maximum of $500.

Kathryn Giblin, Director of Global Marketing and Technical Services at Solar Gard, a leading manufacturer of environmental conscious window films, is thrilled with the reintroduction of this incentive for taxpayers.

"This is great news for all Americans who are making sustainable, environmentally conscious choices for their homes. Installing energy efficient window film is a great value way to save energy and costs related to cooling. We are delighted to see these tax credits reintroduced and provide an additional incentive to buy window film."Solar Gard is encouraging homeowners who have purchased and installed Solar Gard window films and those who are planning to in 2013, to visit their website to see if they are eligible to claim back the credit. On the website, homeowners will find a list of the films which are eligible and updated information on how to apply for the rebates.

This tax credit forms part of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the law passed on January 2nd, 2013, which credits homeowners who make energy efficient improvements to their homes such as adding insulation, energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems in addition to sustainable exterior windows (section 401).

American businesses can also get in on the green window act for the chance to save through EPAct[1], which provides tax incentives for installing specific energy improvements to commercial building property, in force until 12/31/2013.

To find out more about the tax rebate for homes and EPAct for commercial businesses, visit

About Solar Gard

Solar Gard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save and renew. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Solar Gard makes industry leading architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings.

A division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, Solar Gard's architectural solar control window films are proven carbon negative and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the Solar Gard®, Panorama®, Quantum® and Solar Gard Armorcoat® brands. For more information, visit

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About Saint-Gobain

Located in 64 countries and with almost 195,000 employees, Saint-Gobain, world leader in habitat, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy-saving and environmental protection. World leader in high performance plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio (USA). The company employs 4,500 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems. For more information, visit and

[1] Under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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