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Are New Commercial Energy Efficiency Laws on the Horizon for Richmond, Virginia?

In Energy Efficiency, News by Solar Film

For the first time in recent history, large cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are mandating that buildings reduce their carbon footprints. The first cities to adopt these regulations include New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. The seven-figure fines potentially faced by buildings that fail to comply with the mandates will greatly influence a property’s profitability. Additionally, compliance with these …

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Tint the Town Clear with Window Film

In News, Temperature Control, UV Protection by Solar Film

Window film is an inconspicuous protector with extreme versatility. It shields floors, furnishings, precious heirlooms, and more from damaging UV rays. It forms a protective barrier against intruders and inclement weather for enhanced safety and security. Window film can even fortify your space against solar heat for improved energy efficiency and block wandering eyes from seeing private spaces or confidential …

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The Ultimate Office Privacy Solution

In Privacy by Solar Film

The popular architectural trend of glass building facades and walls provides plenty of natural light and fosters a collaborative open space environment. However, clear glass also presents many challenges in an office space. One of the most notable disadvantages of glass is the lack of privacy due to its inherent transparency. Fortunately, window film provides an office privacy solution that …

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Client Spotlight: Richmond Children’s Hospital

In Glare Reduction, Privacy, Safety & Security, Temperature Control by Solar Film

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the window film industry is the number of lives we positively impact as the films work quietly in the background. Some varieties of our window films and architectural finishes possess an eye-catching “wow” factor. Other window films fly under the radar, allowing our clients to live and work more comfortably and …

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Enhance Your Space Without the Waste with 3M Window Film & Architectural Finishes

In Decorative, Privacy, Safety & Security, Temperature Control by Solar Film

With Earth Day around the corner on April 22nd, there’s no better time to consider our impact on the planet and its creatures. While we often think of recycling as the go-to eco-friendly solution, reusing existing materials can provide an even more sustainable option. 3M Window Film and Architectural Finishes allow you to refinish existing substrates for improved functionality or …

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Achieve ENERGY STAR & LEED Certifications with 3M Window Film

In Temperature Control by Solar Film

The concept of energy efficiency originated in the 1970s and continues to garner attention across multiple disciplines, including architecture, design, construction, facilities management, and more. Many companies have identified “green” goals and are working to minimize their environmental impact. Measuring these companies’ pursuits in reducing energy usage and lessening their carbon footprint requires tangible, objective metrics. Two of the most …

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A Welcome Distraction: Create a Safer Workplace with Distraction Markers

In Decorative, Privacy, Safety & Security by Solar Film

Although expansive glass walls, windows, and doors provide an open and airy workspace, the inherent transparency of glass poses safety challenges. Those unfamiliar with your space might mistakenly walk into a clear, vertical pane of glass. In addition to feeling embarrassed, the person may also suffer injury from the collision, posing a liability concern. How can you preserve the open-space …

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Client Spotlight: The Perfect Privacy Solution for the Richmond Common House

In Privacy by Solar Film

At 305 W. Broad Street in the Richmond Arts District, you’ll find the city’s newest co-working space and social club: The Common House. Co-founders Ben Pfinsgraff and Derek Sieg decided to replicate the success of their Charlottesville location in Virginia’s capital. This newly-renovated historic building opened its doors back in October, offering monthly memberships ranging from $50 for out-of-town members …

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Window Replacement or Window Film? Here’s What You Should Know

In Temperature Control by Solar Film

Poorly insulated windows dramatically affect the energy efficiency of homes and commercial spaces. In fact, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension,¬†twenty times as much heat escapes¬†through a single-pane window as the same surface area on an adjacent wall. To combat the inefficiencies of older windows, many home and business owners consider window replacement. But does window replacement yield a positive …

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Reduce Property Damage, Theft, and Injury with Security Window Film

In Safety & Security by Solar Film

According to the FBI, nearly 7 million property crime offenses occurred in the United States in 2019, resulting in $15.8 billion in losses. With the additional financial strain that the pandemic has placed on small business owners, many companies could not withstand the setback of a break-in, heightening the importance of prevention. While we all hope our business never falls …