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As you know, the more natural light or sunlight that may be utilized in a building, the more energy you may save by reducing or eliminating the need for artificial lighting needs.
Natural light, however, carries with it some negative aspects which work contrary to the benefits gained. Due to the fact that it contains harmful UV rays, natural light “can create excessive heat and uncomfortable hot spots, fade valuable furnishings, [and] create computer screen glare” as 3M points out on their website.
By creating excessive heat and uncomfortable hot spots in a building, owners will often have to spend most if not all of the savings from reduced or eliminated artificial lighting to negate the resulting temperature gain.
Also, the discomfort of temperature gains combined with computer screen glare threatens the comfort and productivity of employees working within the building, not to mention the cost of having to replace faded furnishings more often.
3M’s Ceramic Series of Sun Control Window Films utilizes nano-ceramic technology to reject heat which causes
temperature gain while still providing amazing clarity.
As 3M states, “advanced ceramics allow these films to maintain their color and appearance over time, reject up to 80% of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light and block 99% of UV rays, all with a low reflectivity.” All 3M Ceramic Series Sun Control Window Films carry a 15 year warranty when professionally installed on a commercial building.
To learn more about today’s Greenovation, visit solutions.3m.com.