Seventy percent of energy used in the U.S. is consumed by commercial properties. Forty percent of this energy used is to manage cooling costs resulting from infrared heat coming through windows. Bank of America’s downtown San Francisco high rise data center building which has 22,000 square feet of glass was experiencing this problem. Faced with complaints by new tenants that occupied three of the buildings floors, the Facility Management and Engineering Team was looking for a solution to cut the heat coming through the windows.
The Facility Management and Engineering Team was introduced to Hüper Optik’s single-layer Ceramic 35, and patented dual layer Ceramic 30 as the best solution to their specific building’s needs. The combination of two Hüper Optik Commercial Window Tints delivered a more comfortable environment and temperature for the tenants of the Bank of America building. The views were preserved negating the need for hard window coverings, while cutting infrared rays (a major cause of heat) by over 80 percent. Engineering has reported no further complaints from the unhappy tenants and they are very happy with the results.