A presenter gets set up in a boardroom surrounded by windows; his presentation will be easily viewed even as the sunlight streams into the room.

Optimize views and your bottom line.

  • Fast payback. In as little as 3 years you can earn back the cost of 3MTM window Films through energy savings.

    Reject the sun’s heat with 3M™ Window Films and reduce the cost of keeping your building comfortable. An estimated 33% of cooling expenses are due to solar heat gain from windows. That’s why cost-effective, energy-saving technologies like 3M™ Window Films are crucial to protecting your bottom line — by rejecting the sun’s heat to keep your space at an even, moderate temperature.


Savings you can see.

  • A video shows buildings from around the world that conserve energy using 3M™ Window Films.

    Get a fast payback with significant savings.

    The Department of Energy considers window film a top-tier technology for energy conservation with one of the fastest paybacks — approximately three years. Upgrading your windows with 3M™ Window Film can help you achieve significant savings. You could save $1 to $2 per square foot of film installed, or as much as 19 kWh per square foot of glass. Building owners around the world are already taking advantage of these savings — isn’t it time you did too?

     

    • Reduce heat gain in summer months by up to 79%
    • Save as much as 19 kWh per square foot of glass
    • Fast payback — as little as 3 years
    • Many utility companies offer incentives
    • 3M™ Window Films are proven to save energy in all climate zones
    • 3M can complete an Energy Plus energy audit on your building to calculate your projected savings

     

Sustainability.

  • A video shows the exterior of high-rise buildings covered in 3MTM Window Films. They use natural light instead of relying on costly electric lighting.

    Reduce your energy use and your carbon emissions.

    Taking control of your environment with 3M™ Window Films is better for our environment. By rejecting the heat of the sun, you use less energy. By keeping your window treatments open, you use less electric lighting and save on energy costs. By upgrading your existing windows, you’re keeping them out of the landfill.


    • Keep your existing windows
    • Reduce light pollution
    • Let in natural light while rejecting heat
    • Lower your energy consumption
    • Help qualify for LEED credits
    • 3M™ Window Films can become carbon negative in as short as 6 months from install

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Year-round insulation and savings.

  • A video shows how 3M™ Low-E Window Films retain heat during the winter and cool air during the summer.

    3M™ Low-E Window Films are designed to retain heat during the winter and cool air during the summer so you can save on heating and cooling costs all year round. These films also help provide increased insulation performance, much like upgrading a single-pane to a double-pane window, and a double-pane to a triple-pane window.


    • A single-pane window loses 20X as much heat as the same area in an adjacent well-insulated wall (Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University)
    • Nearly 40% of heating loss in commercial buildings is due to windows (U.S. Department of Energy)

     

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The energy efficiency upgrade cycle.

  • A diagram shows how upgrading a building with the right technologies—and in the right order—can maximize profits.

    Optimize your building with envelope improvements.

    There are many energy conservation technologies available to help you save money. It is essential to choose the right products and complete your upgrades in a sequential order so 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 may be able to downsize your HVAC equipment in the future, enabling you to reach the maximum possible performance for your profits.

    3M™ Energy Savings Brochure (PDF, 6.37 MB)Arrow


Saving energy is good for everyone’s business.

If you install 3M™ Window Films, you can benefit from energy savings and so much more.

3M™ Window Film simulator compares the look and the amount of light allowed through different 3MTM Window Films.

3M™ Window Film simulator.

Seeing is believing. Compare the look and the amount of light allowed through different 3M™ Window Films.

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Is your building in New York City?

  • A view out a ground-floor window looks up at the New York skyline.

    As of May 1, 2011, New York Local Law 84 (NY LL84) requires any building over 50,000 square feet to submit an annual energy benchmark or face a $2,000 fine. This data is then publicly disclosed so that prospective tenants can compare buildings' energy usage, allowing for more informed decisions about the costs of renting a building space.

    With typical ROIs of less than three years, building owners and managers all over North America have discovered the cost savings associated with 3M™ Window Films. Plus, with utility rebates through Con Edison, 3M™ Certified Dealer Installers have completed projects with payback as short as one year.

     

    • ConEd rebates to help get a faster payback
    • Avoid costly fines associated with excessive energy consumption by being in compliance with LL84 and LL87
    • ENERGY STAR® certification
    • LEED points

     


  • A gold medallion signifies 50 years of 3MTM Window Films expertise.

    3M™ Window Film. So remarkable you might not have noticed ...

    And that’s the point. 3M™ Window Film provides nearly invisible protection from the harsh effects of the sun. Like rejecting up to 97% of heat-producing IR rays and up to 99% of damaging UV rays. You eliminate hot spots, save on energy and protect the people and things you love.

    50 years of expertise.

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