Category Archives: Sustainable Energy Solutions

Tangible Window Film Benefits For Florida’s Commercial Buildings

The perfect storm of rising electric costs based on unstable petroleum supplies and the encouragement of the US Government for energy efficiency has reawakened interest in window film as a cost savings solution.

This has been a long time coming because the cost equation was never easily quantified with window film and the life cycle of the product would create issues during viability studies.

Further the net effect of darkening windows quite often produced increased internal lighting costs which led to a lower ROI.

Window film leaders have created leading edge window films that meet today’s Facility Manager’s requirements:

  • We no longer install dyed polyester films that would lose their color and create purple windows. Frankly you can still see purple glass on office towers throughout the USA. This is the legacy of the 1970’s when dyed tint films were the only show in town.  The Oil Embargo created the need and these films initially produced the anticipated benefits. Unfortunately as the dyes migrated so did the effectiveness of the window tinting. LLumar and VISTA Films are metallic or ceramic and the life cycle of these films can be expected for a 20 year cycle.

  • DOE II programs have effectively quantified dramatic cost savings and ROI with the installation of our window film.  There are variables, to be sure that have an impact on the rate of return. Certain films like our Reflective 20 Silver films provide huge heat gain reductions at a very cost effective investment. Less internally reflective films have an associated cost premium which would be evident with our VISTA Series dual reflective films. Ceramic and nano-ceramic films will block copious amounts of IR and Solar heat gain without reducing the visible light transmission.  These ceramic films should be considered if daylighting benefits are considered.  Sunlight is free and these spectrally selective films would balance the AC without incurring higher internal lighting costs.
  • There are tangible aesthetic improvements that can be expected with the installation of window film. Uniform building appearance increases the value of the commercial property and in today’s competitive climate tenant comfort and tenant satisfaction are enormously important as vacancy rates increase.

Government facilities and Fortune 500 corporations have recognized the bottom line and top line benefits of reduced energy usage.  The Recovery Act and LEEDS credits and city specific commercial window film rebates are driving renewed interest.

Building Managers and Commercial Property Managers can implement their own energy retrofit plan without contracting with a third party energy services company.

Advanced Film Solutions has teamed with the world leading window film solutions.

Brand leaders like  LLumar and VISTA. NFRC Certified films  ( Huper Optik) Madico and Sunscape .Call Toll Free 877-575-3456


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Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota, Commercial Window Tinting Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions partners with glass companies and architects along with General Contractors throughout Florida to provide superior window film installations.

Many of the inquiries we receive are geared to replacing defective window tinting or simply matching new replacement glass with the balance of the clients’ windows that have  a pre-existing window tinting applied.

We are a full service window film installation company and we carry more brands of film than any other window film company in Florida.



Matching a film is a simple process when you have the ability to distinguish differences in appearance and you carry all the leading window film brands.

Our team is more adept at doing this than any other provider.

No project is too large:

No matter the size of the project Advanced Film Solutions can handle it. That’s why we are the region’s leading choice.
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Designer and Architectural Decorative Films:
 
 
 

Many retail storefronts require blackout or frost films for privacy and glare control. 

We are skilled at these applications and similar to our solar and solar security portfolio we offer a complete suite of designer films.

Marine Applications:
 

Advanced Film Solutions offers several solar and glare control films in non reflective IR heat blocking formulations. 
 
 

The incomparable Huper Optik will not experience failure under harsh salt water, humid environments.

If your glass is driving you nutty call Advanced Film Solutions

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Gulf Coast Window Tinting Advanced Film Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions has kept pace with the large volume of installations we have scheduled throughout the Tampa-Bradenton-Orlando region.

 
It’s the heat that drives our business.
 

Hot, sweaty, humid afternoons that make your home uncomfortable and your electric bills ridiculous!

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Our films block that heat.

Your home is cooler and those electric bills get cut by a third!

Our crews were busy in Bradenton completing a Huper Optik Ceramic installation in Lakewood Ranch.

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The difference from what felt like a sauna to a cool, glare free environment was instantaneous when the last section was completed.

 Our client was “thrilled!”


Finally; we completed a solar security combination project at a home in Wesley Chapel using the LLumar neutral 20 8 ML shatter film.

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As we head into the hottest time of the year, think cool energy savings with Advanced Film Solutions.

 
 
 

 

Tampa Bay Energy Savings Upgrades Advanced Film Solutions Starting Point

Commercial and government buildings are a major consumer of the nation’s energy demand.

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This fact has profound implications for limited resources, costs and environmental impact (reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions) both nationally and globally.

Lowering energy usage is also a good business decision for short and long term cost savings.

 

When building management considers energy savings and conservation measures they typically focus on lighting and Hvac upgrades.

Frequently overlooked in the planning and execution stage of these projects is the building envelope upgrade utilizing today’s solar control window film.

Advanced Film Solutions works closely with energy service providers as well as building property managers to determine the best possible solution based on the metrics provided.

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We represent NFRC rated window films that offer significant energy savings that can be simulated and modeled through various DOE approved programs. ROI and internal rate of return for window film projects and ease of implementation make window film the best value of any retrofit project.

Payback within 2-9 years depending upon the orientation of the building.

The life cycle analysis compared to window replacement is also a major factor in promoting our solutions.

21st century window films are durable and supported by long term warranties from global leading suppliers like Eastman Chemical and Saint-Gobain.

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Lighter coatings like Huper Optik and Vista won’t detract from the aesthetic appeal of the building or reduce the view or interior lighting.

 

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Tampa Cool Buildings With LLumar, Vista Window Film Solutions

Sometimes an incredible cost effective solution can be glossed over when energy managers and facilities leaders brainstorm methods to consider to obtain sustainable energy solutions.

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Window film has been around since the 1960’s.

Today’s new technology energy insulating coatings are durable, warranted against failure and won’t alter the appearance of your windows (unless that’s what you want!)

We have come a very long way from the old days of purple, hazy and murky reflective films of those early times.

So why do ESCO’s and energy cost consultants seem totally absorbed with HVAC and lighting retrofits?

  1. Window film isn’t as exciting as lighting systems or updated chillers.
  2. There remains a poor perception of window film possibly based on past installations where film failure was experienced or the observation of failed tint on cars or retail stores.
  3. Window film doesn’t appear to have champions that are promoting this solution.
  4. Glass curtain wall companies are keenly interested in window and glass replacement. Window film retrofits would obviate that requirement.

Window film is an industry in search of credibility.

 

That’s why we are pleased with the NFRC ratings that document performance characteristics and expectations of window film solutions.

We promote the objective reports that quantify energy savings and ROI!

Additional considerations:

  • All Vista , LLumar film factor out 99.9% of the UV- This preserves interior carpeting, paintings and furnishings.
  • Glare control will improve worker productivity and comfort.

  • Demonstrable tenant satisfaction based upon this improved comfort and elimination of cold and hot spots throughout your entire facility.
  • Improved efficiency of your Hvac and chiller systems since heat gain is blocked at the glass!

  • NFRC rated performance on all Eastman Commercial Window Films.

  • Energy Rebates apply through your local power company. Duke Energy, TECO, FP&L all offer attractive commercial window film rebate incentives.
  • Significant reduction in your monthly energy costs.

  • Improved curb appeal – many films will streamline the aesthetics of your facility and provide privacy.
  • Safety and Security (thicker iterations) for burglary protection and blast protection.

  • Interior designer architectural films can be employed on interior glass dividers and conference rooms.  These films enhance the beauty and functionality of your design planning.

We shout from the highest mountains the successful installations throughout the world where window film has altered perceptions and attained it’s proper position as the foundation component in a hierarchy of energy smart solutions.

Here for example our installation at NC State University!

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Florida Window Film Solutions begin with a free estimate by

Advanced Film Solutions.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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