Temple College Case Study
The Temple College campus, which is made up of residential, recreational,
and educational buildings spreading over 114 acres, faced a serious
energy challenge. With rising fuel costs and related global strains
on fossil fuel resources, energy expenses were sharply increasing.
College retained the services of Johnson Controls Inc. of Milwaukee,
an energy services company, or ESCO, who determined that numerous large
glass windows were contributing substantially to the campus' overall
energy inefficiency. Johnson Controls determined that LLumar energy-control
window films, which would significantly reduce summer solar heat gain
and winter heat loss through these windows, should be an important part
of an effective energy-saving strategy for the college.
Controls subcontracted the window energy-efficiency improvement responsibility
to LLumar® and its area dealer, a highly-qualified specialist in
energy-control window film technology. Using a Department of Energy
building simulation model, DOE-2, an analysis led to the selection of
LLumar E-1220 low-emissivity, or low-e, window film.
installed on glass the LLumar E-1220 film reduces the solar energy passing
through the glass by 79% and improves window insulating properties by
as much as 30%. The Temple College window film project, 30,000 square
feet in all, will return estimated annual fuel savings of $33,917 with
a return on investment in approximately 3.6 years. There were some buildings
with longer paybacks that could have been excluded, however, Temple
wanted the campus' sleek modern buildings to have a uniform contemporary
appearance. The individual building return on investment varied from
1.3 to 8.6 years, with 3.6 years being the cumulative net return. The
savings were determined to be impressive: a 193 kW summer peak demand
savings and an annual savings of 410,000 kilowatt hours.
to the energy savings, LLumar E-1220 - an energy-control film and not
a security or safety film - significantly improved occupant comfort
levels, protected interiors from sun fading, and yielded a degree of
increased safety, which was almost immediately demonstrated. In the
course of some horseplay in one of the athletic buildings in which film
had just been installed, one of the students was thrown into a three
by eight foot plate glass window. He ended up wistfully looking up at
broken glass held together by window film with only minor scratches.
LLumar film certainly saved the student from serious injury that day!
Fresno State University Case Study
CPFilms is a member of the National Association of Energy Service Companies
and the only window film manufacturer that has developed a specific
program tailored to meeting Energy Service Company (ESCO) needs.
is a business that develops, installs and finances projects designed
to improve the energy efficiency and maintenance costs of facilities
over an extended time frame. Energy-saving measures used by ESCOs often
include high-efficiency lighting, motors, and heating and air-conditioning
equipment, as well as metering and centralized energy-management systems.
Reducing summer solar heat gain and winter heat loss through windows,
by using energy-control window films, is also an important part of an
effective building energy-saving strategy.
State University retained NORESCO, one of the largest energy service
companies in the United States, to design and deliver a cost-saving
strategy that would restrain ever-rising energy costs and that would
pay for itself. NORESCO turned to CPFilms for a solution and through
its dealer network they tackled the task.
an energy saving evaluation based on US Department of Energy standards
and in partnership with the University and NORESCO engineers, 90,000
square feet of Vista Ambiance VE-35 low-emissivity (low-e) energy-control
window film was retrofitted to buildings throughout the campus. The
film rejects 69% of the total solar energy passing through the building
windows and helps to significantly reduce related cooling loads and
the need for operating air-conditioning equipment. The low-e film also
improves window insulating properties by as much as 30%, which further
reduces cooling loads in summer and helps reduce winter heating needs.
An additional 10,000 square feet of film, LLumar RK-20, was installed
on the exterior of the windows at the Educational Building, which for
practical reasons could not be filmed from the inside. The LLumar film
effectively rejects 80% of total solar energy reaching the windows.
energy savings yielded by installation of these window films is a major
contribution to reaching the contractual ESCO obligation of reducing
total energy costs by 6%. Furthermore, the energy savings yielded by
the film alone will pay for film and its installation in three years.
added bonus, with the film in place, the interior comfort has been greatly
improved and the sun's harsh glare tamed, with glare reduce by as much
as 80 percent.
The Preservation Society Case Study
The "Cottages" of Newport - stately summer homes set in the
magnificent surroundings of Rhode Island Sound - are world famous for
their grandeur and beauty, largely because of the efforts of The Preservation
Society of Newport County. Built in the heydays of the late nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries, the American palaces were a celebration
of the new wealth of the world's leading industrial society.
Preservation Society was founded in August 1945 with the intent of preserving
Newport's architectural and artistic heritage by restoring and revitalizing
Newport's outstanding properties. The Society today keeps eight properties
open to the public, conducts an extensive education program involving
the houses and furnishings and leads a beautification program for the
spacious gardens and grounds. The interior furnishings of the houses
are virtually irreplaceable. They include some of the finest examples
of tapestries, portraits, wall panels, ceiling paintings, French and
Oriental carpeting, fabric wall coverings and opulent bed linens.
the years the precious furnishings had begun to fade. Curator, Paul
F. Miller was very concerned at the conspicuous deterioration and resolved
to find a way to protect the unique furnishings from damaging sun light.
In 1995 he retained the local solar control window film specialist to
install Llumar Window Film, thus virtually eliminating the sun's damaging
UV rays, the principal cause of fading. The film, Llumar N1050 and N1035,
neutral in color, can scarcely be detected when in place on glass and
does not impair the views afforded by magnificent windows or darken
interiors. Additionally, the film reduces harsh sun glare and saves
on energy by cutting down on heat loss and gain through glass.
Breakers, a Renaissance Revival structure built without limitations
of scale or expense by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, has already been treated
with Llumar film as has the Alice Brayton House set in the impressive
seven acre Green Animals, the innovative and most northern topiary garden
in America. Installation of solar control window film is planned on
a number of the Society's other properties including Marble House, Rosecliff
and The Elms.
Society is committed to the restoration, preservation and maintenance
of historic Newport properties. We see them as a major link between
Newport and America's past and we will not let them fade away."
- Paul F. Miller, Curator, The Preservation Society of Newport County"
green? Economical Benefits of Residential and Commercial Window Tinting
There are numerous tools and products on the market that can help achieve
the new administration's energy goals. This article is dedicated to
the many benefits of adding solar control window film to existing windows.
Glass is everywhere you look and everywhere there is glass energy is
being wasted. Glass allows our heat to escape and our cool air to heat
up. Heating and cooling either a building or home is part of life for
just about everyone. Being able to reduce energy loss through glass
can be a huge help to our environment and your utility bills.
people aren't aware of programs that have been in place for years that
offer tax credits for adding film to their existing windows. With President
Obama's new outlook on energy independence these credits are only going
to get bigger. There are many different films we can use to fit a specific
job or objective. We have films that are so discrete you can hardly
tell anything is on the window. These films can block out 99.9% of harmful
UV rays without sacrificing any cosmetic looks. If you're looking to
block out the hot summer sun to help out your air conditioner we have
reflective films that can drastically help keep your home cooler and
cheaper. We have films for just about anything you could ever imagine.
Hurricane film, Safety film to prevent break-ins, privacy film, decorative
films, again we have it all.
commercial applications the benefits are even greater. Imagine cutting
your buildings true energy costs by 15%. Most large projects we have
completed have seen the film pay for itself in 1 to 4 years. This is
all possible by preventing the energy from escaping through the windows.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that one-third of a typical
building's cooling load is from solar heat gain through windows, and
nearly 75% of existing windows are not energy efficient. By helping
you meet LEED and Green building objectives, we can help you earn valuable
Energy Star ratings in addition to reducing heating and cooling costs.
carbon emissions and energy consumption may benefit the environment,
but LLumar window film also improves a buildings internal environment
by eliminating hot and cold spots, reducing distracting glare, and rejecting
more than 99% of harmful UV rays. Blocking these damaging UV rays can
also help to protect the appearance and value of fabrics, furnishings
and artwork - all of which can be irreparably damaged or faded by allowing
the sun to pass through untreated glazing. Fine Line is the
answer for all of your residential, vehicular, and commercial tinting