Royal Caribbean Cruise Case Study
Increasing efficiency and carbon footprint with one simple upgrade
The facts are pretty simple: The cost of fuel is going to be on a steady rise for the foreseeable future; The cost of burning these fuels is going to cause excessive damage to the planet; And many forms of transport require a steady supply of fossil fuels.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines knows this all too well. This is why they were searching for a way to reduce their carbon footprint, as any responsible corporate citizen would, and they were willing to try anything to achieve it. What they found was a line of window film that would not only keep their cabins at a more comfortable temperature for their guests, but they also found a way to reduce the load on their HVAC system, which increased fuel economy and saved their company millions. They were able to achieve all of this while reducing their greenhouse emissions and giving their customers an improved experience.
The Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Facility Management Team was searching for a solution to save energy, and impact energy efficiency with an environmentally friendly product. Faced with the challenges of preserving views, along with attempting to achieve their objectives, one of Royal Caribbeans’ options was to replace the glass on all vessels. Fortunately, instead of replacing 500,000 sq. ft. of glass, Hüper Optik Ceramic 40 and Ceramic 50 window films were installed for one tenth the cost of replacing the glass.
The Hüper Optik Window Film allowed Royal Caribbean to achieve their set goals impacting energy efficiency by saving energy, and reducing fuel consumption. This saved on costs while doing it in an environmentally friendly manner. Twenty-three vessels had film installed, which also helped to reduce the fading of carpets and upholstery, lowered surface temperatures by over 9 degrees Fahrenheit, and kept cabins cooler and more comfortable.