WASHINGTON — Commercial Window Shield has been hired by the state of Maryland for a solar control window film installation project.
The project, at 100 Community Place in Crownsville, Md., near Annapolis, the state capital, involves installing solar control film on all the windows on the building’s south and west sides. In total, 1,200 sq. ft. of solar control film will be installed on 132 windows.
The agency overseeing the state’s buildings and grounds is managing the project. The four-story building houses a number of state agencies.
Employees sitting near the windows on the building’s south and west sides have been having to deal with hot, uncomfortable conditions year around when the sun rays penetrated the glass along with a blinding glare from the sun rays. This condition, known as solar heat gain, is a common occurrence in buildings with unprotected windows.
The heat gain issue often triggers another, more serious problem. The building’s HVAC system can be thrown out of kilter with the heat near the windows fooling the system into thinking its summer when it’s winter. The confused system responds by turning on the A/C.
The unnecessary strain solar heat gain places on a building’s HVAC system also causes a costly spike in its energy bills. By installing solar control window film at the Community Place building, employees sitting near the windows will have a comfortable environment, the building’s HVAC will operate normally and, over time, there will be considerable savings from reduced energy bills.
Commercial Window Shield installers will begin their work at the Community Place building on Jan. 26.
Commercial Window Shield has been installing solar control films for more than 40 years and is one of the country’s pioneers in the field. Additionally, the company is expert in the installation of security, decorative/privacy, smart, radio frequency [RF] and anti-bird strike films as well as polycarbonate security glass systems.
Its clients have included the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, the Pentagon, all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings, Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, the United Nations, the Willis [former Sears] Tower, O’Hare and Seattle international airports, and the Philadelphia and Denver mints.