Seventy percent of the energy used in the
United States is consumed in commercial
properties, and 40 percent of the energy
used is to manage cooling costs resulting
from infrared heat coming through windows.
The Facility Management and Engineering
Team at Bank of America needed to cut the
heat coming through the windows in its highrise
data center building on 22,000 square
feet of glass. The building, located in the
heart of San Franciscos downtown business
district, at 1445 Market St., faced complaints
by brand new tenants that occupied
three entire floors. They were dissatisfied
with the uncomfortable heat and glare coming
through the glass, that was not controllable
by blinds or shades.
Ceramic 30 films were chosen because of their
performance, and the films unique ability to
preserve views throughout the building, maintaining
beautiful panoramic landscapes of the
San Francisco Bay Area.
delivered a more comfortable environment and
temperature for the tenants of the Bank of
America building, preserving views, negating
the need for hard window coverings, and cutting
infrared rays (major cause of heat) by over 80
percent. Engineering is now reporting no further
complaints from the originally unhappy tenants
and are very happy with the results.