This April, Lower Your Carbon Footprint With 3M™ Window Film
On April 22, the world will recognize Earth Day and the importance of environmental protection and the preservation of natural resources. Recently, 3M globally announced that every product launched in 2019 would include a Sustainability Value Commitment to encourage environmental sustainability – something that 3M™ Window Film has been offering homeowners and commercial property owners for decades.
As a 3M™ Authorized Window Film Dealer, NBI Suncontrol assists homeowners and commercial property owners to lower their overall carbon footprint through the installation of window film. 3M™ Window Film has proven to decrease energy costs, provide UV protection, and add points for LEED certification.
Save on Energy Costs
3M™ Sun Control Window Films are designed to reflect the heat, reduce glare, and keep room temperatures more even. Through scientific analysis, this award-winning window film can reject up to 79 percent of the sun’s heat. This means the HVAC system does not have to work as hard. This provides savings in energy costs.
To further save on energy, 3M™ Low-E Window Films provide increased insulation performance of windows, much like increasing the value of a typical single pane window to that of a double pane and a double pane to that of a triple pane. The professional installation of these films also results in additional energy cost savings.
Enjoy Natural Light
Let more light in without concern. 3M™ Window Films block up to 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause furniture to fade and increase a person’s risk of getting skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, window film is one of the recommended safeguards against UV damage.
3M rigorously tests its films to ensure performance. This includes testing films at the hottest part of the day, when the sun is directly overhead. Compared to other films, 3M™ Prestige Series Window Films’ rate of performance surges as the sun’s angle increases. 3M™ Prestige Series Window Films reject up to 97 percent of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light and up to 60 percent of the heat coming through windows.
3M™ Window Film also allows consumers to optimize natural light, which means less power needs to be used keeping florescent bulbs burning. The innovation and science behind 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film provides for the opportunity to bring natural light deeper into a building.
Obtain LEED Certification
Homes and commercial facilities designed with sustainable building enhancements can become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council. The program offers a “framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.” Incorporating 3M™ Window Film products into the construction of a facility can add points to the application process for LEED Certification.
On April 30 – just eight days after Earth Day – the window film industry will celebrate National Window Film Day, which is sponsored by the International Window Film Association. NBI Suncontrol is joining the celebration by encouraging local homeowners and businesses to consider window film to enhance their own sustainability efforts and lower their carbon footprint. For more information, contact NBI Suncontrol at (941) 360-8500 or visit NBISuncontrol.com.