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  1. Top 6 Green Blogs of 2014

    December 30, 2014 | 0 comments

    We’re celebrating the end of a successful year by revealing our six most-read blog posts from 2014.

    These posts resonated most strongly with you based on website traffic; below is a recap of each blog, starting with the most popular article of 2014. We’ve also included links so you can revisit the posts.

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  2. Learn About New Advances in Window Film

    December 2, 2014 | 9 comments

    Understanding how high-performance window film works and what it can offer to commercial buildings is the first step in deciding whether it will be an effective energy-efficiency option for your organization. But even after you learn about window film’s benefits, it can still be challenging to know what type will address your building’s unique requirements. (more…)


  3. Window Film Offers Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

    October 21, 2014 | 5 comments

    Energy savings is often front-and-center in conversations about commercial window film. As an effective way to control solar heat gain and reduce monthly energy bills, low-e window film can help commercial building owners and managers save money and improve thermal comfort. But window film can also address several other issues within a commercial facility.
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  4. What Window Film Can’t Do

    August 12, 2014 | 0 comments

    The right window film can improve the insulating capacity of existing commercial windows by up to 92% – an impressive and impactful number. Installing newer low-e films can offer single-pane windows the same insulating performance as double-pane windows, and provide double-pane windows the same insulating performance as triple-pane windows.

    Despite what high-performance window film can do – reduce solar heat gain during warmer months, keep heat indoors during cooler months, decrease HVAC loads, reduce glare, eliminate hot/cold spots, lessen reliance on electric lighting, and maintain outdoor views – there are some window problems that window film isn’t meant to solve. (more…)


  5. Security Window Film Adds Layer of Valuable Protection

    January 21, 2014 | 0 comments

    When you think about ways to add a layer of security to your building, window film may not be what first comes to mind. Video surveillance and access control can only provide so much protection; by investing in window film, commercial building owners can provide additional protection for tenants and occupants.

    Protective window film – or window film with safety features – can help provide a barrier that holds glass in place upon impact.Instead of sending dangerous shards flying into the air, security window film can help hold glass in place to offer additional protection to people inside who otherwise could be seriously injured from broken glass or glass shards.

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  6. Security Window Film: A First Line of Defense

    January 8, 2013 | 0 comments

    Topping your list of responsibilities as a commercial facilities professional is keeping building tenants and occupants – and the assets within your walls – safe.

    Security threats to your building come in all forms, ranging from natural disasters to emergency situations, theft, and (more…)


  7. The Hidden Benefits of Securing Your Building

    March 13, 2012 | 1 comment

    Security solutions provide peace of mind for facilities managers everywhere. But some components of a commercial building’s security program can also boost a facilities manager’s bottom line by providing benefits that go beyond providing a safer environment. (more…)


  8. Security Window Film: A Different Kind of Film Hero

    March 13, 2012 | 3 comments

    You’ve probably seen an adrenaline-filled action movie where the hero grabs a rope, swings into a window and crashes through to take down the bad guy. Hopefully, you don’t have any stunt men hurling themselves at your windows. But windows do come under attack from severe storms, earthquakes, high winds or maybe just a stray fastball from your neighbor’s kids. Security window film can help protect your windows and the people behind them. (more…)


  9. International Building Code 2012: Key Updates

    December 7, 2011 | 1 comment

    While there are a host of codes and standards that govern commercial buildings (ANSI, ASTM, ASCE, etc.) the document with arguably the greatest influence is the International Building Code (IBC). The IBC emanates from the International Code Council, which is also the originator of nearly a dozen other major specs (including the International Residential Code and the International Energy Conservation Code). But the real weight of the IBC comes from the fact that it’s used by all 50 states as the basis for their own Statewide Uniform Building Codes.

    Consequently, each three-year revision to the IBC creates a ripple effect felt throughout the industry — a cycle that’s underway right now with the advent of the new 2012 edition. This new version brings significant implications for those who plan, construct, or maintain commercial buildings because of the emphasis given to occupant safety in many of its provisions. (more…)


  10. Seasonal Threats for Commercial Buildings

    November 9, 2011 | 0 comments

    When natural disasters occur, a trail of damage and debris is often left behind. Recently, storms like Hurricane Irene have demonstrated the unpredictable nature of extreme weather conditions, reminding facility managers from all areas of the U.S. to be prepared should a storm occur. (more…)