When needing to increase energy efficiency, security and/or aesthetics, property managers turn to 3M as their one-stop solution provider. 3M Company, makers of Post-it® Notes and Scotch® Tape, has been manufacturing window films that increase the energy efficiency and security of exterior wall and cosmetics of interior glass for almost 50 years.
Increase Energy Efficiency
3M Sun Control Window Films reduces solar heat gain during the hottest months of the year – thereby decreasing wear and tear on air conditioning systems – and the ability to lower the U-value for better insulation during the heating months.
3M Sun Control Window Films can:
- Reduce utility bills by 2 to 10 percent
- Reduce temperatures 5⁰ to 16⁰ F
- Receive 2 to 11 LEED points
- Improve ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager™ Score by as much as 10 points
3M Thinsulate Climate Control Series Film is another energy-efficient option that helps regulate interior temperature all year. Keeping heat out in the summer, and in during the winter, this affordable option is perfect for cool and warm climates alike.
Increase Window Security
3M Safety & Security Window Films can address a building’s most vulnerable point – its glass. Whether protecting you from severe weather, break-ins or terrorist acts, 3M Window Films are designed to keep your business safe and secure.
Style and privacy are what you get when you use 3M’s Decorative Glass Films. Commercial spaces can be transformed from drab to exciting. Our decorative films can simulate etched/sandblasted glass at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Unlike sandblasted glass, however, films are easy to clean and maintain.
Our decorative films allow you to create custom patters and designs so your space can be as unique as your brand.
- Create office privacy and disbursement of light
- Available in over 50 patterns
- Can be custom-cut
- 35 percent of the cost of sandblasted glass
- Can be easily cleaned and maintained
- Doesn’t inherently weaken glass
- Quick installation means quick tenant turnover
THE PROBLEM: A 13-story office complex in Vancouver, British Columbia, features floor-to-ceiling windows on its entire southern face. While those windows are an aesthetic asset, they were a liability to the comfort of the occupants in the building once the sun rose over the horizon.
THE SOLUTION: The building’s property manager says she estimates that heating and cooling costs for the office complex have dropped by 22% since the installation of 3M Scotchtint window film. And while cosmetics were not the primary concern, she agrees that the film has enhanced the appearance of the building too.