Sun Control Energy Saving Window Tinting for Commercial Buildings
Hearing complaints about harsh glares and uncomfortable hot spots near the windows in your San Francisco Bay Area business? Commercial sun control window tinting lowers energy bills and reduce hot spots.
Nearly 40% of heating loss in commercial buildings is through windows.
U.S. Dept. of Energy
Each of the following energy saving window films has several options depending on the use and installation requirements. These tinting films are designed to work with a variety of window systems – from monolithic to multi-pane glass.
It’s 3M’s newest window film product. As an all-weather (Low E) film, it works to save energy by reflecting indoor heat back into the room and reflecting solar heat away. According to Dept. of Energy, 30% of all energy used to heat and cool homes goes out the window. In the Bay Area during the warmer months, Thinsulate can help regulate a room’s temperature by blocking 55% to 73% of the sun’s heat coming through windows. Less air conditioning and heating means lower energy bills.
3M Prestige Energy Saving Window Tinting
3M Prestige energy saving window film is primarily used for sun control issues and is used for a variety of applications. It offers small business storefronts to large high rises, a cost-effective solution to lower energy bills and reduce hot spots near windows. On hot days, every 100 Square Feet of glass treated with 3M Prestige film can reduce your HVAC requirement by up to one ton – this is a tangible saving in energy use and cost. In as quickly as six months, the Prestige can become a “carbon negative”.
3M Night Vision 15 Energy Saving Window Tinting
3M Sun Control Film Night Vision 15 is a dual reflective, tinted energy saving window film. Its exterior reflectivity is stronger than the Prestige Series. But good news, your building’s views from the inside are preserved day and night because of the film’s low interior reflectivity. The higher exterior reflectivity provides for more privacy and less glare for your building’s occupants. Additionally, architects choose this film because it provides for an uniform exterior view.
3M DayLight Redirecting Window Tinting
Bringing more natural daylight in the office is a great trend, but as windows get larger, there is more glare. Employees are less productive at their computers due to eye fatigue. Daylight redirecting window tinting for businesses addresses glare by redirecting the light that falls within the perimeter of the building’s interior upwards to the ceiling. This light is then diffused and reflected to the interior space -as much as 40 feet or more into the building’s interior.
The benefits are two fold – employees close to windows have less glare and more light within the interior of the room means lower energy costs.
Daylight redirecting window film is easily integrated into new or existing windows. It requires no extra hardware or infrastructure, and no additional maintenance or special cleaning.