Focus your energy on productivity.

The energy efficiency upgrade cycle.

Optimize your building with envelope improvements.

There are many energy conservation technologies available to help you save money. It is essential not only to choose the right products but also to complete your upgrades in a sequential order such that you can maximize your profits.

Often, envelope upgrades (such as window film) are overlooked, and owners jump right to optimizing their HVAC system. If you create a more efficient building envelope before HVAC improvements, you can downsize your HVAC equipment in the future, enabling you to reach the maximum possible performance for your profits.

The energy efficiency upgrade cycle

Comfortably cool.

3M™ Sun Control Window Film can reduce the temperature in direct sunlight by as much as 9° F, making your space much more usable and comfortable. The graph below shows a four-day temperature logging experiment conducted in an office building.

Temperature Chart

Proven savings in every climate.

The US is broken down into eight different climate zones in accordance with building codes today — Climate Zone 1 being the hottest and Climate Zone 8 the coldest. 3M™ Window Films can save energy in all climate zones.

U.S. Climate Zone Map

Climate Zone 4 | Case Study:

Fifth Third Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Challenge: To control incoming light and heat in order to keep tenants comfortable, reduce energy costs and maintain the building’s striking aesthetics.

Solution: The contractor who had originally installed 3M™ Window Film in 1980 went back to update the facility’s window film to further reduce energy costs by installing 3M™ Sun Control Window Film Neutral 20.

Payback — Less than 1 year
Savings — Greater than $100,000 annually
Date Completed — 2000

Miles of experience.

3M was issued the first patent for sun control window film in 1966. Today, 3M™ Window Films have been installed in buildings all around the world. We never stop creating new window film products and solutions to help protect people and property, reduce energy costs and improve interior comfort. Put your trust in 3M, a name you know for quality products and services.