Facility Managers Seeking Green Upgrades
Commercial buildings are the world’s leading energy consumers and are responsible for more than 40 percent of the pollution in the environment. To get this under control, facility managers and property management companies are looking for ways to make their buildings more sustainable.
A building’s energy systems can undergo high-efficiency updates, and the occupants can learn energy-saving behavior, such as unplugging electronics when not in use. But, another way to reduce energy consumption that many people aren’t aware of is to install solar window film.
Solar Window Film For Energy Efficiency
By reducing the amount of heat absorbed through the glass, window films such as SolarGard®, and SolarGard® Panorama can help building managers cut back on air conditioning and achieve more responsible energy usage levels. And, the utility rebates one may be eligible for after installation will jump start the savings from day one.
SolarGard® and Panorama® window films are capable of reducing a building’s heat absorption by as much as 82%. This makes the interior environment much cooler and more comfortable, allowing less use of the air conditioner, which is a major contributor to a building’s carbon emissions.
For those building owners and managers trying to earn a certification with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program, SolarGard® products may qualify for credits in multiple categories.
Other Benefits of Commercial Window Film
Improved comfort and reduced glare has been known to make employees more productive. And, by blocking 99% of harmful UV light, SolarGard® will protect occupants from skin damage and even skin cancer.
Managers who are interested in these benefits and a heightened level of security should consider SolarGard® Panorama 8 Mil Hilite or Armorcoat Solar Safety Films. With the same level of solar protection, these films can also keep occupants and property safe in the event of a break-in or storm damage. When a window covered with these films is hit, whether by an intruder or downed tree, the broken glass will stay in place, preventing burglars from entering and people inside from being injured.
Buildings with green features are also more attractive to buyers and prospective tenants, maintaining higher occupancy rates than buildings that don’t focus on sustainability. Energy efficiency means lower operating costs, and that means substantial savings for the tenant over the course of a long-term lease.
SolarGard® Panorama films are only available through an authorized dealer. Fortunately, Pacific Window Tinting isn’t just an authorized dealer, but our co-owner, Jared Gray, was named Panorama’s North American Dealer of the Year for 2012. So, if you are interested in SolarGard® window films, there’s no better dealer/installer in the Northwest to work with than Pacific Window Tinting.