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Daylighting Tips and Strategies for Existing Buildings by Buildings.com

Saving on energy usage in buildings has become a major focus and will continue to be for some time. One strategy that is often used in new construction is daylighting. According to the Whole Building Design Guide, “Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light, direct sunlight, and diffused-skylight into a building to reduce electric lighting and saving energy.” That …

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School Security Upgrades Addressed By Campus Security Magazine

A recent article in Campus Security Magazine entitled “Now Is the Time to Improve Your Campus Security and Safety Infrastructure” discusses why, with recent federal funding, school security upgrades should be a priority. The article starts by saying, “If your school district, college or university has outdated infrastructure (and, let’s face it, what educational facility doesn’t?), there is no better time …

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House Window Films Keep Your Home Cool As The Summer Heats Up

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Summer 2021 is expected to be a hot one. We recently came across an article in USA Today that detailed 5 ways to cool your home without central air. The article discussed things like using dehumidifiers, fans and other portable AC units, but they also discussed how house window films retrofitted to your existing …

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Window Film Energy Saving Benefits Discussed by Department of Energy

In an article by the Department of Energy website Energy.Gov entitled Energy Efficient Window Attachments, they discuss the window film energy saving benefits as well as the benefits of several other window covering technologies. They highlight window films in the list and have very positive things to say about the energy saving benefits these films provide. As the article states: “Window …

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Window Film Retrofit Upgrade Enhances Comfort and Helps Save Energy

We wanted to summarize some information contained in an article that appeared in Healthcare Facilities Today related to how a window film retrofit upgrade to existing glass can enhance comfort and help save energy in nearly any space. The article written by Steve DeBusk entitled Window Film Can Balance Comfort, Energy Savings discusses some primary sources of savings. While this article was written …

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Four Commercial Window Film Benefits Detailed on Buildings.com

With so many people re-imagining commercial spaces post-pandemic, we wanted to share this summary of an article that first appeared on Buildings.com about several commercial window film benefits. While the open feeling and natural lighting that windows and glass walls create can make a space feel very inviting, these same features can have drawbacks. These window film benefits can help …

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Seven Reasons to Consider Commercial Decorative Glass Films

Have you been considering a custom glass or decorative glass option for your commercial space? Whether you’re aiming to add privacy, style or just looking for a change of scenery, commercial decorative glass films are a simple and cost effective way to do so. These innovative films are very versatile; allowing total freedom in design and can be customized to …

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Washington Post Home & Garden Discusses How To Prevent Sun Fading

In a recent question and answer segment of the Home & Garden section of The Washington Post, the author Jeanne Huber discussed how window film can be effective to help prevent sun fading of furniture and floors. The person’s question was as follows: “My apartment — on the 12th floor, with southeast exposure — is wonderfully sunny. Plants do well, …

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Cut Home Energy Bills This Summer. Experts Agree Window Film Helps

Other than taxes, the one thing that always seems to increase is utility bills. We wanted to offer some information that may help you buck that trend and see your bills go down this year. Several recent articles in major publications have experts agreeing that window films can help cut home energy bills. It’s one thing for us to say …

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – See How Window Film Helps

Based on information from The Skin Cancer Foundation, with over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. That is why observing May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month is so important. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the incidence of this disease reaching epidemic levels. Fortunately, skin …