Editors’ Choice: 3M Window Films: Clearly a Smart Choice

April 1, 2008

The editorial staff rates 3M's commercial window films

3M Prestige Series window films 

(Based on a 5-star scale)

Prestige Series window films from St. Paul, MN-based 3M are the first clear, metal-free window films that measurably reduce the heat and UV rays that enter commercial buildings while still allowing natural light through. Leveraging world-class capability in nanotechnology, adhesives, multi-layer optical films, and precision manufacturing, 3M has created window film that is comprised of hundreds of layers while being thinner than a Post-it® Note. The spectrally selective Prestige films reject 97 percent of the sun's infrared light, keeping your space cool and lowering your energy bills. The films also protect furnishings and carpet from fading by blocking 99.9 percent of UV rays. Prestige films can be specified to let in more or less visible light, and there is now a Safety & Security version available that protects against burglaries and flying glass from natural disasters. Find more information about 3M window films.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Better Schools

Download this digital resource to better understand the challenges and opportunities in designing and operating educational facilities for safety, sustainability, and performance...

Tips to Keep Facility Management on Track

How do you plan to fill the knowledge gap as seasoned facility managers retire or leave for new opportunities? Learn about the latest strategies including FM tech innovations ...

The Beauty & Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Biophilic design is a hot trend in design, but what is it and how can building professionals incorporate these strategies for the benefits of occupants? This eHandbook offers ...

The Benefits of Migrating from Analog to DMR Two-Way Radios

Are you still using analog two-way radios? Download this white paper and discover the simple and cost-effective migration path to digital DMR radios that deliver improved audio...